March 21, 2016 - Zvezda Shipyard (Far Eastern Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Center) held a solemn ceremony dedicated to Submariner’s Day and to the end of overhaul of nuclear-powered cruiser Kuzbass, says press center of Far Eastern Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Center.
The acceptance/delivery certificate was signed by Yury Filchenok, Director General of FESRC, and Rear Admiral Igor Korolev, Acting Armament Commander, Pacific Fleet.
In the nearest time the Kuzbass will leave for its permanent base and will commence combat alert duty.
The Project 971 submarine Kuzbass was laid down on July 28, 1991 in Komsomolsk-on-Amur, launched on May 18, 1992 and joined the Pacific Fleet on February 5, 1993. The Kuzbass was on combat alert mission in the Pacific and Northern Oceans.
A consortium of Rosneft, Rosneftegaz and Gazprombank implements the project of Zvezda shipyard in the Far East of Russia at the request of the President of the Russian Federation. The project will have a significant multiplier effect on the economy of the region.
Far Eastern Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Center (FESRC) comprises major ship repair and shipbuilding industrial capacities of the Far-Eastern Federal District, such as Dalzavod Ship Repair Plant (Vladivostok), Far-Eastern Zvezda Plant (Bolshoy Kamen city), North-Eastern Repair Center (Vilyuchinsk).