First Project 23040G, Georgy Zima, Begins Sea Trials

October 2, 2018 (Google Translation) – he main large hydrographic boat (BGK) of project 23040G “Georgy Zima”, built at the shipbuilding enterprise “Plant Nizhegorodsky Teplokhod” for the hydrographic service of the Navy of Russia, began testing in the Gulf of Finland. It is planned that after completion of all stages of testing, BGK “Georgy Zima” will be accepted into the Navy by the end of 2018.

In the near future, the first serial (second in line) BGK of project 23040G Aleksandr Evlanov will arrive in Lomonosov, whose crew will also begin its testing in designated areas of the Gulf of Finland.

According to the contract, the Plant Nizhegorodsky Teplokhod will continue to build a series of these boats.

BGK Project 23040G designed for high-precision areal survey of the bottom relief and survey of navigational hazards at depths of up to 400 meters, as well as shooting the bottom relief with a single-beam echo sounder at depths of up to 2 thousand meters. With the help of boats of the project 23040G, the Navy Hydrographic Service will be able to effectively carry out the tasks of servicing all types of floating warning signs (FPR), tasks of setting / shooting all types of floating warning signs up to 1.7 tons and up to 6.5 meters long.

With the help of boats of this type, personnel, food, spare parts and repair crews can be delivered to the naval on-board navigation equipment, navigation and hydrographic support of rescue and search operations, pilotage and lead of submarines and large-tonnage ships at locations and on approaches to by him.

The crew of the boat is nine people. There are five double cabins and one single cabin to accommodate the crew and the crew on the boat.

Dimensions BGK project 23040G:

– the greatest length – 33.04 m;

– estimated length – 29.16 m;

– width – 6.8 m.