The Baltic plant launched the stern of the Russian helicopter carrier "Sevastopol"
According to the Deputy Chairman of the Committee for Industrial Policy and Innovations of St. Petersburg, Denis Mironov, the Baltiysky Zavod fulfilled the task on time and with due quality. “The ship will be fully assembled together with the French colleagues. We are confident that the work will be completed qualitatively and on time and will strengthen the relations between our enterprises, ”he said.
“Here we are talking about the descent of the ship, which occurs through 11 months after the descent of the first order, given that the second order costs much more saturation. The descent is made on the scheduled date, which confirms the flow of work in the right order with all the conditions. This descent also confirms the excellent relations that have developed between our enterprises, ”concluded Yves Joen, Director of Production for STX France. He expressed satisfaction with the quality of the work performed in St. Petersburg with the general course of the project.
Russia and France have signed a contract worth 1,12 billion dollars for the construction of universal amphibious assault ships of the Mistral type in June 2011 in St. Petersburg. It provides for the construction of the first two ships at the STX shipyard in the French Saint-Nazaire, Russia can build two more under license itself.
The first of two amphibious assault ships of the Mistral type, which were ordered in France, is the Vladivostok. It will be transferred to Russia this fall. The second ship was named in honor of Sevastopol. Both must be part of the Russian Navy in 2015.
The helicopter carrier and the amphibious assault ship dock of the Mistral type with a displacement of 21 thousand tons and a maximum length of the 210 hull meters can reach speeds of more than 18 nodes. Sailing range - to 20 thousand miles. The number of crew - 160 people, in addition the helicopter carrier can take on board 450 people. The air group includes 16 helicopters, of which six can simultaneously be stationed on the takeoff deck.
- The launch of the amphibious assault ship "Sevastopol". Photo: Valentin Ilyushin, BaltInfo
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