At the Amur Shipbuilding Plant, the withdrawal from the workshop and the launch of two Karakurt Class small missile ships RFS Udomlya and RFS Rzhev.
The event was attended by the head of the shipbuilding department of the Main Command of the Russian Navy Ilyas Shigapov; Governor of the Khabarovsk Territory Mikhail Degtyarev; Head of Komsomolsk-on-Amur Alexander Zhornik, Head of the Department of the surface shipbuilding DGOZ JSC OSK Dmitry Pisarev, General Directors of PJSC Amur Shipbuilding Plant Mikhail Borovsky and JSC TsMKB Almaz Konstantin Golubev, as well as representatives of the command of the Pacific, governments of the Khabarovsk Territory and other guests.
The head of the Navy shipbuilding department Rear Admiral Ilyas Shigapov congratulated the shipbuilders on a significant event. He expressed confidence that the ships will replenish the combat personnel of the Navy after completion and testing.
“This year for us Amur ships has become the year of regular labor victories and a reason for pride. At the beginning of the year, we set ourselves the task of laying ships, lowering them into water, laying and starting the construction of a dock-pontoon, which will allow the construction of ships of greater displacement. We have accomplished these tasks, including thanks to the support provided by the regional authorities, the High Command of the Navy and the command of the Pacific Fleet. However, our main success is – in a coordinated work. I thank everyone for their hard work and wish everyone happiness, health, good luck and new production victories,” said Mikhail Borovsky, Director General of the Amur Shipbuilding Plant.
“Today we are witnessing a very significant event – a new page is inscribed in the history of your glorious enterprise. I am sure that after the mass laying of new ships we will also master their mass transfer to the customer. Congratulations to the Amur ships on this truly landmark event. Health to you, good luck and new ships!” said Dmitry Pisarev, head of the OSK surface shipbuilding department.
For the Amur GCC, this is the first experience in building such ships. In total, four project ships are being built at the enterprise.
On the same day, a memorial monument was opened on the territory of the plant in honor of the creators of the submarine fleet in the Far East. The large diesel-electric submarine B-439 of project 877 whose cabin became the basis of the monument, was laid at the plant on April 4, 1986. And in January 1987, she entered the operation of the warships of the Pacific Fleet. The construction of the DEPL series of project 877 Warsaw was launched at the AES in 1979. In total, 15 submarines of this project were built at the Amur Shipbuilding Plant from 1980 to 1994.