Unique pump installation supplied for dry dock of SSC Zvezda
The unique pump installation was supplied for dry dock under construction to Zvezda shipyard, the company says in a press release. Four pump sets with a capacity of 4800kW can pump off about 600 thousand cub.m. of sea water no longer than per 8 hours. This pump installation is the most productive, and will be sited on Russian shipyards.
Dry dock, is the main object of Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex the second stage, is planned to commission three years early deadline, in 2020 year. It is one of the largest hydraulic engineering installations in the world (dimensioning specifications 485m х 114 m х 14 m). At present time the works in concrete pouring of walls and service passageways, dumping artificial land parcel, constructing outfitting and auxiliary shops, and also cargo and outfitting quays, warehouses are running.
Caisson, floating bulkhead, is being built for shutdown of the dock. In addition to, commissioning works are finishing on of 1200t Goliath crane, which was set up on the dock adjacent area.
Technical parameters of the dry dock will allow to build the most existent and prospective types of vessels without tonnage limitation and launching weight of hulls such as atomic icebreaker “Leader”, the most powerful icebreaker in the world.