New sea tanker to enter service with Russia’s Northern Fleet after successful trials
The vessel is equipped with mechanisms for the transfer of liquid and dry cargoes while on the move at sea
MURMANSK, December 25. /TASS/. The new sea tanker Academician Pashin has successfully completed its trials and the vessel is ready to join the Northern Fleet’s logistics and rear support forces, the Fleet’s press office reported on Wednesday.
"On December 30, a solemn ceremony of hoisting the flag of the Navy’s auxiliary fleet will take place aboard the vessel at the Northern Fleet’s main base of Severomorsk," the press office said in a statement.
The Project 23130 medium-sized sea-going supply tanker Academician Pashin has been built at the Nevsky Shipyard on order from Russia’s Defense Ministry. The tanker is equipped with a diesel single-shaft propulsion unit and a bow thruster and is an Arc4 ice-class vessel. The crew and passenger rooms and the service premises are located in the aft-end living superstructure.
The vessel is equipped with mechanisms for the transfer of liquid and dry cargoes while on the move at sea. The vessel’s cargo system can simultaneously transport eight types of cargoes. The tanker is 130 meters long and 21 meters wide. It develops a maximum speed of 16 knots and has an endurance of 60 days. It displaces 9,000 tonnes and has a crew of 24.
The average marine tanker Akademik Pashin of project 23130 has been commissioned by the Russian Navy
According to the press service of the Northern Fleet, on January 21, 2020, a ceremony was held in Severomorsk for the first raising of the flag of the auxiliary fleet of the Russian Navy on the medium sea tanker Akademik Pashin, οφ project 23130. From now on, this vessel was officially accepted into the Northern Fleet.
The Commander of the Northern Fleet, Vice Admiral Alexander Moiseev, took part in the ceremony. He congratulated the crew of the tanker and the management of the service of the auxiliary fleet of the Northern Fleet on an important event and noted that the Northern Fleet received a universal logistics support vessel, which significantly expands the possibilities of using its surface forces far from basing points.
“Successful tests of the tanker confirmed its improved tactical and technical characteristics and the increased ability to transfer dry and liquid cargoes to warships at sea,” said Vice Admiral Alexander Moiseev, emphasizing that during the tests for the first time simultaneously refueling of three warships in a traverse and wake method.
Last year, the new academic tanker Akademik Pashin successfully completed a full test program in the Barents Sea. At certain stages, fleet warships took part in the tanker test, including the Peter the Great heavy nuclear missile cruiser and the Soviet Fleet Admiral Gorshkov frigate.
The average marine supply tanker Akademik Pashin, project 23130, was built at the Nevsky Shipbuilding and Plant. It is equipped with a single-shaft diesel engine, bow thruster. Has an ice class "Arc 4". The cabins of the crew and passengers, as well as office space, are located in the aft residential cabin.
The vessel is equipped with devices for the transfer of liquid and dry goods by wake and traverse methods on the fly at sea. Its cargo system is designed for the simultaneous transportation of eight types of cargo.
The length and width of the tanker are 130 and 21 meters, respectively. The maximum speed is 16 knots. Autonomy - 60 days. The crew is 24 people. The maximum displacement is 9 thousand tons.
Comment by bmpd. Thus, the Russian Navy, finally, introduced another unfinished construction in recent years. Recall that Nevsky Shipbuilding and Shiprepairing Plant LLC (Shlisselburg, Leningrad Region) received a contract of the Ministry of Defense of Russia worth 2.978 billion rubles for the construction of the lead medium sea tanker of project 23130 on November 1, 2013. The tanker was designed for the Northern Fleet based on Murmansk. The laying ceremony of the Akademik Pashin tanker (serial number 901) under this contract was carried out at the plant on April 26, 2014. The tanker was withdrawn from the boathouse of the plant on March 18, 2016 and launched on May 26, 2016. Tanker factory trials were started on Lake Ladoga on May 17, 2018, and on July 22, 2019 the tanker arrived in Murmansk to pass the final stage of the State tests.
Project 23130 was developed by Spetsudoproekt CJSC. It should be noted that according to the terms of the contract, the launch of the vessel was supposed to be in July 2015, and the completion of factory sea and state tests was scheduled for October 2016, the vessel was due to be delivered to the customer by November 25, 2016. Thus, the construction of the Akademik Pashin tanker was carried out with a delay of more than three years (that is, half) from the contractual terms. Apparently, this is partly due to Western sanctions, since the main power plant (Wartsila diesel engines) and a significant part of the auxiliary mechanisms of the ship are imported.
At the laying ceremony of the Akademik Pashin tanker in April 2014, the then Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral V.V. Chirkov said that a total of four such vessels are expected to be built for the Navy.
Now, at the flag-raising ceremony on the Akademik Pashin tanker, Sergei Epifanov, head of the auxiliary fleet service of the transport support department of the Russian Ministry of Defense, said: “As for the prospects for these vessels, in 2019 the Russian Minister of Defense decided to build five more tankers for this project.” Epifanov said that in 2024 another tanker of the project will be transferred to the Northern Fleet.
....The average marine tanker Akademik Pashin of project 23130 has been commissioned by the Russian Navy ........ the vessel was due to be delivered to the customer by November 25, 2016. Thus, the construction of the Akademik Pashin tanker was carried out with a delay of more than three years (that is, half) from the contractual terms. Apparently, this is partly due to Western sanctions, since the main power plant (Wartsila diesel engines) and a significant part of the auxiliary mechanisms of the ship are imported.....
Excellent, this should teach them not to base their Naval construction on imported components
Zelenodolsk plant received a contract for three more anti-sabotage boats of project 21980
JSC Zelenodolsk Plant named after A.M. Gorky from 2009 to 2019 handed over to the Russian Navy 10 anti-sabotage boats of project 21980 (serial numbers from 981 to 990).
In total, until recently, 22 anti-sabotage boats of project 21980 were ordered for the Russian Navy, of which 19 boats were commissioned (ten were built at Zelenodolsk Plant named after A. Gorky in Zelenodolsk, four were built at Shipbuilding Plant JSC Pennant in Rybinsk, and five at OAO Vostochnaya Verf in Vladivostok).
Of these 19 boats, six are part of the Black Sea Fleet, five each are part of the Northern and Pacific Fleets, two are part of the Caspian Flotilla and one is part of the Baltic Fleet.
Four more boats of project 21980 were built in 2019 at JSC Vympel Shipbuilding Plant for the Federal Service of the National Guard Troops of the Russian Federation (Rosguard).
Resumed construction of the research vessel "Eugene Gorigledzhan"
As reported in the factory newspaper "Forward!" (No. 3 dated February 18, 2020) PJSC Baltic Yantar Shipbuilding Plant (Kaliningrad) in the material Revitalization Gorigledzhan, the company resumed the active phase of construction of the Eugene Gorigledzhan oceanographic research vessel (ORV) of project No. 27070, which is being built for the Main Department of Deep Water Research (GUGI) of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.
Oceanographic research vessel "Eugene Gorigledzhan" of project 02670 near the wall of PJSC "Baltic Shipyard" Yantar ". Kaliningrad, February 2020 (c) “Forward!” / PJSC Baltic Shipyard Yantar
The publication says:
In early February, workers returned to the ship to continue work. What work preceded this and what is happening on the order, “V!” said project manager Andrei Klyukin.
“In November 2018, the repair and refurbishment of the vessel was officially suspended, and throughout 2019 negotiations were held and issues were resolved with the customer on the further execution of the state contract. The result of these lengthy negotiations was that on January 31 of this year, an additional agreement was signed to extend the contract, which sets out the period in which we must complete the repair and refurbishment of the vessel, ”said Andrei Klyukin.
According to the terms of the signed supplementary agreement, the plant must transfer the plant to the customer at the end of March next year.
“At the moment, we have begun to work actively to clearly and quickly resolve issues affecting the delivery time of the vessel, especially regarding equipment supplies. In addition, a draft master schedule has been developed, which requires a short time to complete a number of activities, including the work of workshops and counterparty organizations, ”said the project manager.
Work on the OIC "Eugene Gorigledzhan" resumed in February. KP "ERA" continued electric installation work, including installation of equipment. VIL returned to the isolation of the superstructure. According to Klyukin, before the summer it is necessary to have time to carry out a large amount of work on the water, then to raise the ship to the slipway for the installation of thrusters and other equipment of its underwater part.
On the bmpd side, we recall that the Eugene Gorigledzhan OIS of project 02670 is actually being rebuilt from the marine tugboat MB-305 of the B-92 project of Polish construction in 1983, the main task of the rebuilt vessel will be "carrying out underwater operations." The formal laying (actually re-laying) of the vessel "Eugene Gorigledzhan" was made at the Yantar Shipyard on March 19, 2016, with the deadline being 2017. The conversion project was developed by Almaz TsMKB JSC (St. Petersburg). The displacement of the vessel after the conversion should be 4 thousand tons, length - 81 m, width - 16 m, autonomy - 30 days, crew - 32 people and 25 expedition members.
In November 2018, the conversion of the vessel was suspended, and in October 2019 the vessel was launched without much publicity - apparently, in order to free up the slipway at the Yantar Shipyard.
The lead tugboat Sergei Balk entered service with Russia’s Black Sea Fleet on February 21.
According to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, on February 21, 2020, in the main base of the Black Sea Fleet of Sevastopol, the ceremony of accepting project 23470 (serial number 410), built at PJSC Yaroslavl Shipbuilding Plant, into the squad of vessels supporting the auxiliary fleet of the head sea tugboat "Sergey Balk" (YaZZ).
The lead sea tugboat “Sergey Balk” of project 23470 (serial number 410), built at PJSC Yaroslavl Shipbuilding Plant (YaZZ), before entering the Black Sea Fleet. Sevastopol, 02.21.2020 (c) Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
“Sergey Balk” is the lead vessel in a series of five sea tugs of Project 23470, being built at the YaZZ by order of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. The designer is JSC “Central Design Bureau“ Balsudoproekt ”. State contract No. З / 1/1/0135 / ГК-14-ДГОЗ for the manufacture and supply of the first two sea tugs of Project 23470 for the Navy of the Russian Federation was concluded between the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation and the YaZZ on March 24, 2014.
On the initiative of the YaZZ in connection with the 110th anniversary of the Russo-Japanese War of 1904–1905, the first two naval tug boats of project 23470, by order of the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy dated September 16, 2014 No. 809, were given the real names “Sergey Balk” and “Andrey Stepanov” in honor of Heroes of the Russo-Japanese War - Commanders of the auxiliary fleet.
Sergei Zakharovich Balk (1866 - 1913) in 1901-1904 commanded the port vessel (rescue tugboat) "Strongman" at the Port Arthur naval base.
The lead tug of project 23470 Sergey Balk (serial number 410) was laid down at YaZZ on October 30, 2014 and launched on December 27, 2016, and the second Andrey Stepanov (serial number 411) was laid down on July 23, 2015 and launched at water on July 29, 2017. Under the terms of the contract, the first tug was to be delivered to the Black Sea Fleet by November 25, 2016, the second to the Pacific Fleet by November 25, 2017. However, the construction of both vessels turned into a long-term construction due to the need to redesign the project to replace on ships a number of Western-made equipment that fell under the sanctions, primarily propeller columns.
The head tug “Sergey Balk” was towed on July 16, 2018 through inland waterways from Yaroslavl to Sevastopol at Perseus Ship Repair Plant LLC, where it was completed and completed. Factory ship trials in Sevastopol were only begun on July 12, 2019, and the fleet “Sergei Balk” was only now, with a delay of more than three years in relation to the contract terms.
The second tugboat “Andrey Stepanov” was towed along inland waterways from Yaroslavl to Sevastopol at Perseus Ship Repair Plant LLC in July 2019 and is still in a state of completion.
The construction of the next three tugboats of project 23470 is being carried out at YaZZ according to a modified project, with the installation of predominantly domestic equipment, including GA2800Arc4 rotary-column columns with a capacity of 2.5 MW developed by Mechanika-R LLC (St. Petersburg), manufactured at the production facilities of the Stankokmash industrial park in Chelyabinsk (both enterprises are controlled by a group of JSC "KONAR"). The third sea tug “Captain Found” (serial number 412) was laid down at the YaZZ in 2016 and launched on November 28, 2019. Now the next two tugboats of this type with serial numbers 413 (Kapitan Sergeev) and 414 are under construction at YaZZ.
Resumed construction of a training helicopter ship of project 14400 for the Russian Navy
According to the web resource Mil.Press FlotProm, the Gorodets Ship-Repairing and Shipbuilding Corporation (SSK) resumed the construction of a special-purpose marine project 14400 for the Navy. About this Mil.Press FlotProm told two informed sources in the industry.
Model of the marine special vessel (training helicopter ship) of project 14400, being built for the Russian Navy at the PJSC “Ship Repair and Shipbuilding Corporation” (Gorodets, Nizhny Novgorod Region) (c) Artem Monakhov / Mil.Press
The publication announced the suspension of the construction of a training helicopter carrier for naval aviation in March last year. According to the interlocutors of the publication, the work resumed in October 2019.
The delay was explained by the peculiarities of the interaction between the design bureau, the Central Design Bureau "Balsudoproekt", and the SSK shipyard, as well as the lack of a complete set of design documentation.
In September 2018, the chief designer of the bureau, Maxim Volosnikov, told the publication that SSK would receive documentation for the vessel in mid-2019. In 2019, the design bureau and the plant continued coordination. The company did not give official comments.
The project has undergone a number of changes. For example, in the propulsion complex: the water cannon was replaced with screws. The designer and customer also agreed on radio navigation equipment systems, one of Mil.Press FlotProm sources said.
The creation of the project 14400 vessel is an integral part of large-scale work to update the training format for naval pilots, in particular deck-based helicopters. According to the publication, the vessel is intended for 859 centers for combat use and retraining of naval aviation personnel in Yeysk. Its hydrodynamic characteristics correspond to the water area of the Taganrog Bay of the Sea of Azov. The development of the corresponding concept is carried out by the Center for Scientific and Technical Services "Dynamics", specializing in flight simulators. Part of the development work on the topic is related to the implementation of the Razgon R & D, another source of the publication added. The project 14400 vessel was laid in the framework of the Razgon-Navy development.
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Project 14400 marine special vessel is intended for the training of crew of deck-based helicopters, including for developing the skills of flight personnel during the landing and take-off of the Ka-27/29/31 and Ka-52 helicopters from aircraft carriers.
Its total displacement is 842 tons, the longest is 66.9 m, its greatest is 12.7 m, draft on the waterline is 2.1 m. The full speed of the vessel is 12 knots, the cruising range with a full fuel reserve is 500 miles, autonomy for reserves of provisions and fresh water - 2 days.
Designer - Central Design Bureau "Balsudoproekt". The preliminary design was prepared by 2014, the technical - in 2015. The contract for the construction of the ship was signed in December 2017. The customer was the Krylov State Scientific Center.
The vessel was laid down at the shipyard "Ship Repair Corporation" on June 28, 2018. It was planned that the “helicopter carrier” will enter the state tests in July 2019.
From Cyberspec's twitter "Project 22010 Oceanographic/Intelligence Ships as mother ships for Unmanned Underwater Vehicles. Apparently, they can control a group of UUV's via a system developed by design bureau Rubin"
...Expect to see wolf-pack torpedo's in the future!