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  • 2017 August 3 11:09

    Severnaya Verf Shipyard prepares LSV Elbrus for further test voyage in the North (photo)

    The logistics support vessel (LSV) of Project 23120 "Elbrus" returned to Severnaya Verf Shipyard (part of USC) from initial builder's and state sea trials in the Baltic Sea. According to its results, the ship will be prepared for the transition to the northern latitudes for further acceptance trials, the shipbuilding company said in press release.

    The shipbuilders have complied with several points of customer's requirements during the acceptance tests. In particular, the customer's representatives accepted the magnetic compass operation, which means completion of the "Navigation" segment trials.

    "Based on the acceptance trials result the “Elbrus” was found ready for the transition to the northern latitudes for further sea trials, including tests of the vessel's aviation and technical equipment. Now the builders are busy with eliminating several remarks and correcting defects and the crew are replenishing bunker fuel, lubes and ship's stores for the transition," said Kirill Marugin, the project 23120 chief manager.

    On July 28, 2017, Deputy Defense Minister Yury Borisov while inspecting the company's ships under construction noted that the shipbuilders had managed to overcame the difficulties associated with substitution of Elbrus's imported equipment. Previously, the vessel was scheduled for delivery in 2016.

    The Project 23120 series vessels feature versatility, capable of performing a wide range of tasks: the transport of cargo, including ship-to-ship transfer of supplies on the high seas; towing operations; escort of ships performing combat missions; salvage and rescue of stricken ships and seafarers; seabed survey and mapping. The "Elbrus" hull was built to ARC4 class to sail in 0.6-meter-thick ice.

    General characteristics: LOA - 95 m; Beam - 22 m; Draft - 9 m; Speed ​​- 18 knots, Displacement - 9 500 tonnes; Cruising range – 5,000 nm; Endurance - about 60 days; Complement - 27.

    OJSC "Severnaya Verf" Shipyard (corporate member of United Shipbuilding Corporation) is a among the leading shipbuilding companies of Russia’s defence industry. The company was founded on November 14, 1912, as "Putilovskaya Shipyard." Since that time the shipyard has built more than 600 warships and commercial vessels including missile cruisers, antiaircraft ships, antisubmarine ships, destroyers, passenger ships, bulk carriers, container carriers, Ro-Ro ships, tugboats, support ships, ferries and floating docks. The shipyard’s backlog of orders currently includes the series of frigates, corvettes and other vessels.
    United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC OJSC) is the largest shipbuilding company in Russia. It was set up in 2007 with 100% federal ownership. The holding comprises 40 companies and organizations (major shipbuilding and shiprepairing companies as well as leading design bureaus). Currently, USC consolidates the bulk of the domestic shipbuilding complex. The Russian market is the main focus of the state corporation though it also exports its products to 20 countries worldwide.




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