“As part of the implementation of the import substitution program, the company carried out design and manufacture of a thruster PU130 / 5,” said the head of the press service Nadezhda Shcherbinina. “The first thruster was shipped to the customer — the Nevsky Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Plant — to equip the medium sea tanker Akademik Pashin under construction at the Schlusselburg shipyard (23130 Ave.).”
According to her, “contracts for the supply of similar equipment for ships being built at the Admiralty Shipyards in St. Petersburg and the Yaroslavsky Shipbuilding Plant are currently being executed.”
“The company is developing and mastering the production of thrusters and screw-steering columns (VRK) of mechanical type in the power range from 500 kW to 9 MW,” the press service noted. “By 2020, the ship repair center in Severodvinsk will be able to meet the needs of domestic shipbuilding in PU and VRK of mechanical type practically throughout the whole range - from tugboats to icebreakers”.
Shcherbinina noted that "in the territory of the Zvezdochka, a specialized workshop of the assembly and test complex of screw-steering columns (engine and screw capsules located under the bottom of ships) and thrusters was erected."
“We are currently working on the construction of the second stage of specialized production, the pile field has already been driven,” she added.