At the Sredne-Nevsky shipbuilding plant (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation), the mine defense ship (PMO) of project 12700 “Anatoly Shlemov” was taken out of the shop.
The shipyard specialists have completed the work on the formation of the hull and part of the superstructure of the ship, their saturation with systems and mechanisms. Further outfitting work will be carried out outside the workshop. The plant workers will have to complete the formation of the minesweeper’s superstructure, carry out the installation of the tower-mast device, antenna equipment and general ship systems. The launch of the ship is scheduled for late November 2021.
The PMO ship Anatoly Shlemov was laid down in July 2019. It has become the seventh ship in the Project 12700 line, which the Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard is building by order of the Russian Navy (Russian Navy). The ship is named in honor of the honored shipbuilder who worked in various positions in the Main Directorate of Shipbuilding of the Navy, as well as the Director of the Department of State Defense Order of the United Shipbuilding Corporation, Vice Admiral Anatoly Fedorovich Shlemov.
Project 12700 was developed by the Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) for the Russian Navy. These ships belong to a new generation of mine-sweeping forces and are designed to combat sea mines, which the new PMO ships can detect both in the water of sea areas and in sea soil, without entering the danger zone. To combat mines, ships can use various types of trawls, as well as remote-controlled and autonomous unmanned underwater vehicles.
When building such ships at the Sredne-Nevsky shipyard, the latest Russian technologies are used, which have no analogues in the world shipbuilding. The ships of this project have a unique, largest in the world hull made of monolithic fiberglass, formed by vacuum infusion. The mass of such a case is significantly lower than that of a metal one, while its strength is significantly increased. The body is not afraid of corrosion, and the service life, subject to operating standards, is unlimited.