Admiralteiskie Verfi lays down two submarines of Project 636.3, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and Vokhov (photo)
On 28 July 2017, Admiralteiskie Verfi shipyard (United Shipbuilding Corporation) laid down two diesel-electric submarines of Project 636.3, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and Volkov, for RF Navy’s Pacific Fleet.
The shipyard says, the ceremony was attended by Deputy Defence Minister Yury Borisov, Head of the Navy Ship Building Directorate Captain Ι Rank Vladimir Tryapichnikov, Leningrad Region Governor Aleksandr Drozdenko, Director General of Admiralteiskie Verfi Aleksandr Buzakov.
The contract for construction of six submarines of Project 636.3 for RF Navy’s Pacific fleet was signed by Admiralteiskie Verfi and RF Defence Ministry in September 2016 at International Military Technical Forum Army-2016 in Moscow. Under the contract the construction is to be completed by 2021 with the delivery of the first ship scheduled for 2019.
Submarines of the modified 636 projects feature enhanced (compared to previous projects) combat characteristics. Non-nuclear powered submarines of improved Kilo-class (NATO reporting name) or Varshavyanka class advanced project 636 feature an optimal combination of stealth capabilities and target detection range, the newest navigation system, modern automated information management system, powerful high-speed torpedo and missiles. The boats are mainly intended for anti-shipping and anti-submarine operations in relatively shallow waters.
In 2016, Admiralteiskie Verfi completed the series of six submarines of Project 636.3 for RF Navy’s Black Sea Fleet.
Admiralteiskie Verfi has been building submarines from 1932. Over this period the shipyard has built over 400 submarines and different deepwater vehicles.
Admiralteiskie Verfi OJSC (Admiralty Shipyards) is a key enterprise of shipbuilding, a centre of conventional submarine building of Russia. The shipyard is affiliated with the United Shipbuilding Corporation OJSC. A number of contracts are being successfully implemented at the shipyard for domestic and foreign customers. Four series of submarines are under construction now for RF and foreign Navies. Besides, icebreaker Ilya Muromets is under construction. The Company’s staff numbers 6,500 persons. On 5 November 2016 the shipyard celebrated 312 years from its foundation.