Current Perspectives of "Yantar" plant
General Director of JSC "Shipyard" Yantar "Eduard Efimov told reporters the most western region of Russia on the day of the present and prospects of development of the Kaliningrad shipyard.
When communicating with journalists Eduard Efimov touched on a wide range of issues, in particular, he spoke of the so-called frigates admiral series.
- Lead ship "Admiral Grigorovich" series already delivered to the customer, - he said. - Foster an act signed March 10, 2016, and on March 11 on the ship in a solemn ceremony raised the flag of St. Andrew. Now the ship is preparing to move to the Black Sea Fleet. The second ship "Admiral Essen" is currently at the sites of the Northern Fleet completes the program of state tests. After that, we will remove all comments, and the end of May, we plan to submit it to the Black Sea Fleet. The third frigate "Admiral Makarov" is in the process of mooring trials. They are strictly in accordance with the schedule. We intend to transfer the ship to the Navy in the third quarter of this year. There is another ship, which is included in the acceptance program 2016 - BDK "Ivan Gren". This project has been dubbed the "Russian" Mistral ". He was laid in 2004. To a large extent the cause of the protracted was the desire of the customer to significantly improve the ship's performance. In the course of building repeatedly changed the terms of reference, improved weapons systems and equipment structure. As a result, BDK has a maximum degree of automation, manual control on it is minimized.
At a certain stage of the construction was suspended due to problems related to the financing of the project. However, in 2010, after the conclusion of the additional agreement with the customer, its development received a fresh impetus.
Another problem was that not all suppliers qualitatively fulfill their obligations to supply equipment for the BBC. But almost all the difficulties of the company resolved. Currently, a large amphibious ship "Ivan Gren" is in the process of mooring trials. I think that in May it will come to in the sea, and get down to the factory sea trials. Send BDK fleet plan in the third quarter of 2016. Routine program for this year is very intense, but we intend to fulfill it in full.
The plant is built on a similar project landing ship "Peter Morgunov." Today already formed hull. In the near future it will begin the installation of the basic mechanisms and equipment. Completion date BDK "Peter Morgunov" - 2018.
We are talking about the second group of three frigates admiral series, whose fate at this point remains uncertain. As is known, the main supplier of power plants for ships was the Ukrainian plant in Nikolaev. Now the Ukrainian side has imposed sanctions on the supply of this equipment in Russia. Here in this connection said Eduard Efimov:
- We have the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation signed an agreement for the construction of three more ships of the project 11356, - said General Director of Shipyard "Yantar". - Indeed, there was a serious problem with the completion of these frigates. Due to the sanctions introduced by the Ukrainian side, Nicholas NGO "Zorya-Mashproekt" did not put the engines set. At the level of the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation have been given orders to replace imports by domestic power plants. Their production should be mastered at the Rybinsk plant "Saturn". The term of execution of the order - 2018.
At present, the degree of readiness of the ships is that their further construction without installation of engines we can not continue.
In this regard, the Ministry of Defense at the beginning of this year, we sent a notice of suspension of the construction of three frigates admiral series. Now one hull formed and launched. The second is preparing for the descent. Third formed halfway. After a series of works, he will also be launched to make the stocks.
After this information Efimov announced the start of construction on the plant's second oceanographic "Almaz" ship for the Russian Navy. His laying is scheduled for June 2016.
Not bypassed Eduard and issues related to ship repair warships of the Baltic Fleet.
- The share of ship repair in the total volume of production Shipyard "Yantar" is less than 10 percent - said the head of the plant. - In the near future to expand it, we are not going to nevertheless carry out orders for servicing of vessels and ships. Currently the company is undergoing renovations small landing hovercraft "Eugene Kocheshkov" Baltic Fleet. At the end of April on the dock repair it will be held, and we will send it to the military service. The second order, which is executed in the interest of the Baltic Fleet - a repair patrol ship "Fearless." This year, we intend to complete the repair and transfer the ship to the customer.
Many are worried about the renewal of machinery park the company, its financial component.
- There is a federal target program for the development of the defense industry for the period 2011-2020, which included Shipyard "Yantar", - said the head of the enterprise. - The development of the plant is divided into three stages. The first is to upgrade and pipe-bending machine-building industries. It has already been implemented by 70 per cent. We bought more than a hundred units of machine tools. In June, the plan to introduce the production of pipe bending. And it will be placed in the new building, equipped with the most modern equipment. The second phase of the program concerns the modernization of the main production. The modern equipment will be installed in several factory floor will be put in order quay wall. At the third stage it is planned to create a new body manufacturing shop. Putting it into operation in addition to improving the efficiency of production significantly optimizes intralogistics. At the initial stage of the reconstruction of the plant volume of investments envisaged in the amount of 13 billion rubles. Of these, 60 per cent - the money the federal budget, the remaining 40 percent - own means of the enterprise. On reconstruction of production facilities the company has spent more than 3 billion rubles.