The United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) received 7.4 billion rubles from the budget. to the first stage of modernization of the "Northern Shipyard". The corporation hopes to allocate funds to the second stage, although it is ready to pay for it itself. Upon completion of the program in 2022, USC plans to build a center for the assembly of large ships and ships from the Severnaya Verf, counting at the expense of cooperation to actually serve those orders for which the superstar Zvezda also claims. Also, Severnaya Verf can enter into cooperation with Baltzavod to obtain an order for the LK-120 super-power icebreaker Lider.
OSK received from the budget 7.4 billion rubles. on the construction of a shed at St. Petersburg's "Northern Shipyard", said on June 28 the head of the corporation Alexei Rakhmanov. Modernization has been discussed since 2015, the possibility of building a dry dock and a Golyaf bridge crane with a carrying capacity of 1,200 tons was considered there, but due to a lack of funds, they were abandoned. Today Severnaya Verf builds medium-tonnage military frigates and corvettes for the Ministry of Defense. The new building will allow to build tankers for oil and gas companies and large warships.
As part of the first stage of shipyard modernization, it is proposed to erect a slipway with a slab, where they will weld ready sections of ships and ships. Igor Ponomarev, general director of the enterprise, explained that at the second stage it is planned to create a transfer dock and a hull-processing shop. The completion of the construction of the shed is scheduled for the first quarter of 2019, the completion of modernization - 2022, explained in USC.
According to Alexei Rakhmanov, the issue of allocating additional funds from the budget will be considered within the framework of the discussion of the next three-year plan. He did not name the total cost of the works, but he specified that "the budget (of the project .-" Kommersant ") is divided approximately half-and-half between state funds and USC's own resources." But in the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Kommersant was informed that at the present time there are no additional budget funds, it is expected to continue construction at the expense of Severnaya Verf.
As Alexey Rakhmanov specified, the task of modernization is the creation of two construction sites that "will allow building virtually any type of ships and ships, including heavy ones." Mechanisms will be able to lift loads of up to 800 tons on the slab and move up to 1,200 tons in horizontal planes, which will make the Northern Shipyard the assembly center. "Now we are testing the technology of transferring large sections on the water so that the concept of distributed shipyards would work in real mode," Mr. Rakhmanov said. "Severnaya Verf is preparing a bow for one of our products and will travel to Kaliningrad for assembly. Having today capacities at Baltzavod, loaded with icebreakers, we will have the opportunity in the future to use them for the construction of large structures and blocks within the framework of cooperation. "
Head of the agency "Infoline-Analytics" Mikhail Burmistrov believes that investments in the modernization of the "Severnaya Verf" may exceed 18 billion rubles. Involvement of own funds, even with the support of USC, will be of considerable complexity and may result in a delay in modernization until 2023-2024, he believes. The concept of cooperation proposed by USC between its enterprises in the format of a "distributed shipyard" with the movement of large sections along the water reduces the risks of underloading the capacities of the "Northern Shipyard", the expert says.
According to Alexei Rakhmanov, cooperation with the "Northern Shipyard" is also considered as one of the options for building a super-powerful icebreaker "Leader" LK-120 at Baltzavod. The main competitor of the corporation for receiving this order is the superstructure Zvezda being built in the Far East by a consortium of Rosneft, Rosneftegaz and Gazprombank. As explained by Kommersant in the Ministry of Industry and Trade, an interdepartmental working group was set up to determine the construction site of the Leader under the leadership of Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov, who controls the defense industry, the decision will be made in July. To receive the comment of the official it was not possible.