• 2020 August 12 15:44

    MoD eyes placing more orders for the Steregushchiy class corvettes with Amur Shipyard

    The newbuilding programme of the Russian Ministry of Defense includes the possibility of placing yet another order with Amur Shipbuilding Plant (Amur Shipyard, ASZ) for a series of Steregushchiy class corvettes (Project 20380), the shipyard said.

    Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, who is on a working trip to the Far East, visited today (Aug 12) Amur Shipyard.

    The official delegation includes representatives of the Russian Navy and Airspace Forces command. The military officials were accompanied by Mikhail Degtyarev, Interim Governor of the Khabarovsk Territory and Alexey Rakhmanov, General Director, the United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC).

    The Minister inspected the execution of the state defense order and held a short working meeting on the slipways, where the construction of the fourth serial corvette for the MoD is underway.

    The Ministry of Defense press office quoted Sergei Shoigu as saying that that he arrived at the shipyard to "personally find out whether the company is ready not only to fulfill the state defense order, but also to access its capability of building yet another six corvettes in eight years."

    The Minister stressed that the order means "jobs and serious tax deductions to the regional budget (RUB 15 bn) and more than RUB 100 billion to the Federal budget, and also workload for the enterprise until 2028."

    ASZ assured the official delegation that the shipyard management is ready, but much will depend on cooperation. Mr Shoigu said the shipyard needs capital investment and close cooperation with the regional authorities.

    The Steregushchiy class corvettes were designed for littoral zone operations, engagement of enemy submarines and surface ships, and gun support of landing operations. The warship design feature a steel hull and composite material superstructure, with a bulbous bow and nine watertight subdivisions. They have a combined bridge and command centre, and space and weight provision for eight SS-N-25 missiles. Stealth technology was widely used during construction of the ships. The design includes a hangar for Ka-27 helicopter and a launch pad for UAV.

    Currently, building / outfitting of the 20380-series corvettes (Hero of the Russian Federation Aldar Tsydenzhapov and Rezkiy) is underway at Amur Shipyard. The third ship, Hero of the Russian Federation Aldar Tsydenzhapov was launched on September 2019 and now undergoes outfitting and mooring trials. The other two corvettes: Sovershennyy and Gromkiy have been commissioned into service with the Pacific Fleet. The third corvette delivery is scheduled for 2020.

    Amur Shipbuidling Plant (Amur Shipyard/ASZ) based in Komsomolsk-on-Amur is among top shipbuilding companies in Russia's Far East region. The shipyard was founded in 1936. The shipbuilding company can build warships and civil vessels with displacement of 25,000 tonnes. ASZ can perform the entire complex of works including the construction, repair and scrapping of warships, submarines and vessels with different propulsion.

    The United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) is the largest shipbuilding company in Russia. The Corporation established in 2007 with 100% federal ownership comprises 40 companies and organizations (major shipbuilding and ship repair companies as well as leading naval architecture and marine engineering firms). Currently, USC consolidates major part of the domestic shipbuilding complex. The Russian market is the main focus of USC though it also exports its products to 20 countries worldwide.

2020 September 25

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16:19 OOCL's service update for Trans-Pacific trade
16:16 Representative office of Marinet opened in China
15:27 GTT signs a contract with the U.S. Dep't of Defense for the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility
14:59 RFC held the second stage of the ecological marathon
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14:05 Zvezda shipyard to build 10 gas tankers for Arctic LNG 2
13:42 Wärtsilä solutions meet challenging needs of Canadian Coast Guard vessel
13:18 Nuclear-powered container carrier Sevmorput delivered Kamchatka fish to Saint-Petersburg
12:56 Competition for construction of two scientific research ships for Russian Federal Fisheries Agency to be announced in October
12:34 Royal Niestern Sander orders SCHOTTEL thrusters for world’s first shallow-draught ice-breaking W2W vessel
12:11 VEB.RF starts financing construction of ten gas tankers for Arctic LNG 2 project
11:29 LR awards Samsung Heavy Industries AiP for its ammonia-fuelled tanker
10:37 British Ports Association sets out spending review priorities
10:29 New state programme on Arctic development in 2021-2024 drafted by Russia’s ad hoc Ministry
09:53 Debt service guarantees on Yamal LNG removed from NOVATEK
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2020 September 24

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17:12 Esben Poulsson reappointed as ICS Chairman for a new term
16:48 Okskaya Shipyard launches first multipurpose dry cargo carrier of Project RSD59 for Astrol
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15:50 ASCO's vessel “Razul Rza” sent to outer waters after repairs
15:26 Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) to invest in Sovcomflot, says RDIF CEO
15:02 Diana Shipping announces the sale of a Capesize Dry bulk vessel
14:39 Russian Railways launches regular multimodal service from China to Europe via the ports of Kaliningrad and Hamburg
14:17 MABUX releases its weekly review of bunker market
14:02 Fincantieri starts dry dock works for experimental vessel Zeus
13:40 Freeport of Riga Authority signs Declaration of Cooperation with Port of Shenzhen
13:21 IMO celebrates World Maritime Day 2020
13:08 Total and MOL officially name the world’s largest LNG bunker vessel
12:48 Bunker prices decrease in the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
12:25 ZIM launches new China-Australia Express Line
12:11 Inmarsat Fleet Lte service coverage extended to Gulf of Mexico following successful trials with V.Ships Offshore
11:32 Ships of RF Navy’s Black Sea Fleet take part in "Kavkaz-2020" maneuvers
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2020 September 23

18:15 HMM opens Fleet Control Centre
17:35 Stena develops a solution to use recycled batteries in charging stations at port
17:05 Philippine Ports Authority COVID-19 Molecular Testing Center for seafarers now operational
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16:17 Vestdavit wins contract to supply six Australian Navy patrol boats
16:03 ABB powers P&O super-ferries towards new sustainable transport era
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