July 27, 2020 (Google Translation) – At the Vyborg Shipyard (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation), a solemn ceremony of laying down an ice-class border patrol ship was held.
The ceremony was attended by: First Deputy Director – Head of the Border Service of the FSB of Russia – Vladimir Kulishov, Governor of the Leningrad Region – Alexander Drozdenko, First Vice President of the United Shipbuilding Corporation Leonid Strugov, heads of design and scientific institutes participating in the project, representatives of the customer, and also the heads of companies supplying the basic equipment for the ship.
“We are confident that the construction of a ship of this class will be a new step in strengthening the security of the borders of the Russian Federation, including in the strategically important Arctic region for our country,” said Alexander Solovyov, General Director of the Vyborg Shipyard.
The ship will be built according to the design of the Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau, one of the leading Russian design bureaus (part of the USC). The ship has a high ice class, modern weapons, a high class of automation and a high level of crew comfort, which will allow it to carry out year-round service in the Arctic seas of Russia.
“It will be equipped with equipment for the delivery of goods, and a powerful load will allow it to carry out service and provide a cruising range of up to 12 thousand miles. Good conditions for the crew that will be created on this ship, high autonomy will make it possible to solve problems for a long period, ”said Vladimir Kulishov, First Deputy Director – Head of the Border Service of the FSB of Russia.
The Governor of the Leningrad Region, Alexander Drozdenko, congratulated the management of the shipyard and the customer’s representatives on the significant event: “Vyborg Shipyard is a plant with a very rich history, many interesting projects have been implemented here. I would like the Vyborg plant to have orders for the coming years. It’s a holiday for all of us. “