Yantar shipyard delivered Admiral Makarov frigate, third ship of Project 11356, to RF Defence Ministry (photo, graphics)
Baltic Shipbuilding Plant “Yantar” (United Shipbuilding Corporation, Kaliningrad) has delivered the Admiral Makarov frigate, third ship of Project 11356, to the customer, Defence Ministry of the Russian Federation.
According to the shipyard, the acceptance/delivery certificate has been signed today, 25 December 2017, by Eduard Yevimov, Yantar Director General, and Capt 1 rank Aleksey Poteshkin, Chairman of State Acceptance Commission.
State trials of the Admiral Makarov frigate commenced in October 2016. They were held in the Baltic Sea and in the Barents Sea.
Flag-raising ceremony will be held on December 27, at 11:00 Moscow time. The ceremony will be attended by representative of RF Defence Ministry, USC and regional authorities.
Journalists should apply for accreditation before mid-day of December 26 (firstname.lastname@example.org). The application should contain the name of the media, name and personal data of the applicant, model and identification number of car (if used).
The Admiral Makarov was laid down on February 29, 2012, launched on September 2, 2015. Under two contracts signed with the Russian Ministry of Defense, Yantar Shipyard is to build a series of six frigates of Project 11356 developed by the Northern Design Bureau. The Admiral Grigorovich and the Admiral Essen frigates were delivered to the customer in 2016.
Kaliningrad-based Baltic Shipbuilding Plant “Yantar” (Yantar Shipyard) was founded on July 8, 1945 on the basis of a Koenigsberg unit of German’s Schichau Werft. Yantar Shipyard specializes in building and repair of warships and civil boats. Throughout the years the Shipyard has built 160 warships and more than 500 merchant vessels. The Russian Government holds majority stake in the shipbuilding firm through Western Center of Shipbuilding, a subsidiary of state-owned United Shipbuilding Corporation.
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.