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Severnaya Verf will build 17 warships for Russian Navy

Severnaya Verf will build 17 warships for Russian Navy 18.03.2011
Text: RIA Novosti
Illustration: Logo of Severnaya Verf shipyard. livejournal
JSC Severnaya Verf shipyard will construct 17 warships for Russian Navy; they are going to be frigates and corvettes, reported the shipyard's press service.

"In accordance with Russian government regulation and on the basis of State Defense Order 2011, Severnaya Verf is the only supplier of Project 22350 frigates and Project 20385 corvettes", said the shipyard's release.

Project 22350 frigates are multipurpose sea-going warships. According to the contract, it is planned to build six of them. The lead ship Admiral Flota Sovetskogo Soyuza Gorshkov was laid down on Feb 1, 2006 at Severnaya Verf and launched on Oct 29, 2010. This was the first large-size warship keel-laid at Russian shipyards after a 15-year break.

In addition, Severnaya Verf will deliver 11 Project 20385 corvettes. As was reported by RIA Novosti referring to the shipyard's representative, ships of this project are modernized version of Project 20380. Lead ship Stereguschiy was laid down on Dec 21, 2001 and launched on May 16, 2006. Supposedly, these corvettes are going to represent Russian Navy in littoral zone. "In particular, modernization will affect arms systems", pointed out the interviewee.

At present, Severnaya Verf builds three Project 20380 corvettes, two Project 22350 frigates, and a special communication vessel for Russian Navy.

In 2007 Severnaya Verf launched execution of foreign contract on overhaul and upgrade of four Algerian frigates. Also, the shipyard conducts serial constructed of oil platform supply ships for export under Commercial Shipbuilding Program, for the first time in Russia.

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