Khabarovsk Shipyard, a Far Eastern Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Center’s Company, Visited by Head of Government Dmitry Medvedev

Khabarovsk Shipyard, a Far Eastern Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Center’s Company, Visited by Head of Government Dmitry Medvedev

The working trip of Head of Russian Government Dmitry Medvedev to Khabarovski Krai commenced on April 24. One of his first stops on tour was the Khabarovsk Shipyard, a part of FESRC.

The Russian prime minister visited the facilities of the yard founded in 1953. The Khabarovsk Shipyard since has built in excess of 350 military and civilian ships of various classes and purposes of 20 designs.

Khabarovsk Shipyard Director Gennady Koshkarev told the head of government about the company’s capacity utilization and its upgrade plans. The Khabarovsk Shipyard’s facilities now have an annual throughput of 5,000 tons of steel. Two covered ways with a total area of 68,000 m2 currently accommodate the construction of ships with a maximum displacement of 2,000 tons and will accommodate the construction of ships with a maximum displacement of 3,500 tons after the upgrade.

Last year, the yard launched 2 2310-Design ASD tugs built for Rosneft. It is a complex design for the small but powerful ships of the ARC4 polar class meant for year-round operation in sea areas with a wave height up to 7 meters. In addition to her immediate roles of towing and pushing the ship can extinguish fires. The first ship has already completed sea trials and is readied for delivery to her owners.

The enterprise successfully handled the construction of Design 12061 Murena (Moray). It is a high-speed, air-cushioned, gas turbine landing craft intended for transportation and ship-to-shore lift of wheeled and tracked vehicles with their crews and embarked personnel. The craft moves at high speeds not only through water, but also over land, ice and snow.  The yard is scheduled to build a set of 5 crafts of such design. Apart from the state defense order, the company is aggressively constructing civilian ships for the Khabarovski Krai government. First fast A45-2 Design passenger ships are laid down on the Khabarovsk Shipyard shipways. 3 A45-2 Design ships with a passenger capacity of 100 and 2 hovercrafts with the passenger capacities of 30 and 50 are currently under construction.

The prime minister visited the yard’s workshops, examined the ships built on shipways and boarded the Murena Class ship. Dmitry Medvedev further shared small talk with some of the shipyard’s employees. He emphasized the need to attach employees to the company also through new housing development. During the talk, Head of Government personally complimented the Khabarovsk Shipyard’s employees who came from Crimea on obtaining Russian passports a few days back. Workers acknowledged the Russian leaders’ support for the Crimean Peninsula population.

As Vladimir Tsybin, Interim Director for Far Eastern Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Center, pointed out, the shipyard collaboration efforts across the FESRC companies needs to be strengthened to streamline the workflow. It will allow the companies within the holding company system to deliver the state defense order and civilian shipbuilding projects more efficiently and quickly and meet the goals set for Far Eastern Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Center by the nation’s leaders.

At the visit’s close, Head of Russian Government Dmitry Medvedev signed a visitor’s book at the Khabarovsk Shipyard and charged the respective departments with the task to review the issue of increasing civilian ship orders and grow the value of the state defense order