Russia’s General Board of State Expert Review approved stages of Zvezda Shipyard project (Far East)
GlavGosEkspertiza (Russia’s General Board of State Expert Review) says it has approved Stages II and III of the first turn of Zvezda-DSME shipyard’s Phase I.
Phase I covers the expansion of the shipyard’s existing facilities necessary for construction of seagoing transport and special-purpose ships.
Having studied the materials, the experts acknowledged the compliance of the project documentation and the findings of the engineering survey with technical regulations and other requirements.
Zvezda Shipyard will be Russia’s only center for construction of mid- and large-tonnage marine facilities - tankers of up to 350,000 t in displacement, gas carriers of up to 250,000 cbm in capacity, offshore platform units, ice class vessels, specialized vessels and other types of ships.
Zvezda Shipyard is established at the Far Eastern Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Center (FESRC) by a consortium of Rosneftegaz, Rosneft and Gazprombank. The project will be implemented in three phases. Phase I – Hull structures fabrication shop and paint shops - obtained state expert approval in 2014. Then it was divided into 16 stages, each to be approved separately.
With implementation of Stages II and III the shipyard will become able to build large vessels through assembling of prefabricated modules as well as blocks and structures in cooperation with other shipyards of the Far East.
Zvezda which is under construction at the premises of the ship repair yard and adjacent territory in the Bolshoy Kamen bay.
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