Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard lays down yet another ocean minesweeper of Project 12700 for RF Navy
On 20 April 2017, Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard (SNSZ OJSC, part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) laid down yet another mine countermeasures vessel of Project 12700 for RF Navy, says press center of the shipbuilding company.
By the order of Admiral Vladimir Korolev, Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, the ship will bear the name of Vladimir Yemelyanov, former Director of Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard.
The Vladimir Yemelyanov will be the third serial minesweeper (the forth in the series) to be built under the contract signed with the Defence Ministry of Russia in April 2014.
This mine countermeasures vessel of Project 12700 was designed by Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau. The ship of the new generation features the most advanced technology and naval architecture and marine engineering, the world's largest monolithic hull of fiber-glass plastic made by the vacuum infusion method. Monolithic hulls fabricated from glass-reinforced plastic feature higher strength and survivability compared to steel hulls. They also have lower mass and longer life cycle.
Key characteristics: displacement - 890 t, length – 61 m, breadth – 10 m, speed at full displacement – 16.5 knots, crew – more than 40.
The Alexandr Obukhov, lead ship of Project 12700 series was delivered to the customer in December 2016. The Georgy Kurbatov and the Ivan Antonov are under construction.
The same day, the shipyard opened the second turn of the workshop for fiber-glass plastic construction.
OJSC Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard, a part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation, was created in 1912. The shipyard has built over 500 warships and vessels of 43 designs for the Russian Navy and foreign customers. Currently, the shipyard builds missile boats, trawlers, passenger and work vessels for various purposes and is about to start the large-scale construction of mine warships of the new generation for the Russian Navy and foreign countries.
Today, the shipyard is the leader of composite shipbuilding in Russia and the only plant in the country to build warships and civil vessels of 4 types of materials: composite materials, shipbuilding steel, nonmagnetic steel, aluminum and fiberglass. The shipyard has mastered the technology of building hulls of composite materials through vacuum infusion method.