Russia: USC to Start Construction of New Admiralteyskaya Verf Shipyard
Construction of Novo-Admiralteyskaya Verf shipyard will began in 2012 at southern part of Kotlin Island (St. Petersburg). It is planned to build a full-cycle up-to-date shipyard on the area of over 250 hectares capable to build dozens of ships per year both for Russia and export.
Presently, one of the main activities of United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) as an orderer is coordination of appropriate documents with St. Petersburg city administration, an informed source in defense industry told Central Navy Portal.
Construction works will start with earthing of a territory allocated for quays and workshops. In 2011, representatives of USC conducted all needed marking works and determined the shipyard’s perimeter in the region granted by St. Petersburg government.
At present, legal implementation of new shipbuilding capacity in Kronshtadt and transfer of Admiralteyskie Verfi shipyard’s assets from St. Petersburg is being settled with new city administration.
According to preliminary estimates, actual spendings can be considerably decreased comparing to initially planned $2 bln. For one, in Feb 2012 defense ministry favorably resolved an issue on attachment of additional large land plot for the shipyard construction. This will help to reject in-washing about 70 hectares of soil, cut down labor intensity and save time. One of main problems is a concrete batching plant and private garden plots situated in the territory of the future shipyard. St. Petersburg administration promises to settle this problem before the beginning of large-scale works.
Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, March 12, 2012;