St Petersburg November 2, 2015 - Severnaya Verf (United Shipbuilding Corporation) has commenced mooring tests of ELBRUS, a lead combat logistics ship of Project 23120 built for RF Ministry of Defense, the shipyard says.
The contract for the 23120-series combat logistics ships of ARC4 class notation was signed on 29 June 2012 and the flagship ELBRUS keel-laying was held on November 14, 2012. The series design was developed by St. Petersburg based naval architecture and marine engineering firm CJSC SpetsSudoProekt. The vessels are designed for loading, storage, transport and delivery of dry cargo ashore and onto other ships, as well as to provide towing, rescue of crews and salvage of stricken ships.
Key characteristics: LOA – about 95 m; BOA – about 22 m; draught – about 9 m; full displacement – about 10,000 t; cruising range – about 5,000 miles; endurance – about 60 days; crew - 27 persons.
OJSC "Severnaya Verf" Shipyard (part of United Shipbuilding Corporation) is a leading shipbuilding company in Russia, building more than 75% of the Russian military surface warships. The company was founded on November 14, 1912, as "Putilovskaya Shipyard."
The company is dedicated to construction, repair and retrofitting of surface warships, including destroyers, frigates, corvettes under the state defense contracts for the Russian Navy. The company also executes contracts for foreign Navy under military and technical cooperation. Severnaya Verft also specializes in commercial shipbuilding for the domestic and foreign markets, manufacturing PSVs of various types, icebreakers, tankers and 12,000 dwt dry cargo carriers.
In accordance with existing contracts Severnaya Verf is to build and deliver to the Russian Navy four frigates of Project 22350, four corvettes projects 20380 and 20385, three 23120-series combat logistics ships of ARC4 class and two communications ships of Project 18280.