Pella Shipyard launches second serial corvette of Project 22800 (photo)
Leningrad Region, Russia based Pella Shipyard says its new shipbuilding facility launched the second serial missile corvette named Skval (Project 22800, Hull No 253) on 5 May 2018. The ship was launched on 29 July 2016.
The launching ceremony was attended by Deputy Defence Minister Yury Borisov; Head of the Navy Ship Building Directorate Captain Ι Rank Vladimir Tryapichnikov; Andrei Vernigora, Director of the Defense Ministry's state defense contracts department; Captain Ι Rank Pavel Pechkovsky, Dmitry Tsymlyakov, Chief Designer of Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau; Viktor Chirkov, Chief Advisor to the USC President for Naval Shipbuilding; Herbert Tsaturov, CEO, Pella Shipyard; representatives of RF Navy’s Military Training Centre “Naval Academy”, officers of the Russian Ministry of Defence, the Navy’s General HQ, the shipbuilding firm’s management and employees.
The fast attack craft was designed to conduct combat operations in the near sea zone and to support both military and humanitarian tasks.
Project 22800 (Code Name Karakurt) was developed for the Navy by the Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau in conjunction with the Military Science and Training Centre of the Navy.
The 22800-series ships armament include complexes of attack and anti-aircraft armament, the systems of management, target detection and designation and communications system. The vessel armament include high-precision long range, medium-range missiles.
General characteristics: LOA: about 67 m, Beam: about 11 m, Displacement : about 800 tonnes, Full Speed: 30 knots, Cruising Range: up to 2,500 nm, Endurance: 15 days.
Reportedly, construction of the first two missile crafts of Project 22800 (named "Hurricane" and "Typhoon") began in December 2015. Under he contract with RF Defence Ministry, Pella will build a series of seven ships.
Construction of new generation missile crafts of Project 22800 is a part of a state programme on building warships to renovate surface ships of Russian Navy.
Leningrad region, Russia based Pella Shipyard was founded in 1950. In 1992 Pella was privatized as Pella Holding Co. comprising the parent company and several subsidiaries. The shipbuilding firm specializes in building harbor tugs with rated power of 1,000-5,000hp, pusher tugs, escort tugs, pilot boats and rescue boats for Russian and foreign customers. Pella Shipyard can simultaneously build at least 8 sea-going ships per year with length ranging between 50 meters and 100 meters and 6-meter draft, including Arctic class ships.
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