September 6, 2021 – The third serial frigate “Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Isakov” of project 22350 built by Severnaya Verf (part of the USC) was loaded with turbines and gearboxes of a diesel-gas turbine unit (DGTA).
DGTA M55R, developed by the United Engine Corporation, is the second fully domestic unit created at Russian facilities as part of the import substitution program.
Both the port and starboard turbines, together with gearboxes, are immersed in the aft engine room of the ship through special technological cutouts. After alignment of gearboxes, main diesel engines and turbines, shipbuilders will be engaged in alignment and installation of the shaft line. This work will take about six months.
Project 22350 frigates are designed to perform a wide range of tasks, including destruction of surface ships, search and destruction of submarines and ground targets, anti-aircraft, anti-submarine and anti-missile defense of ships and vessels, joint actions with amphibious assault forces, patrol service, state border protection, protection of civil ships and production facilities in crisis and dangerous for navigation areas of the World Ocean.