Sevmash does not use the “enemy’s” equipment in the construction of submarines


“Sevmash” has no problems with import substitution, as equipment and materials of the “potential enemy” are not used in the construction of nuclear-powered submarines (NPS), General Director Mikhail Budnichenko said in an interview with RIA Novosti.

In connection with the introduction of sanctions against the Russian Federation foreign companies have stopped supplying parts for the Russian warships. As a result of the construction of a number of ships have been suspended due to lack of engines that are manufactured in Germany and Ukraine. Howeve the company managed to ovecome this.

Russia’s Sevmash signs contract with the Indian Navy to service INS Vikramaditya


Representatives of the Russian company Sevmash and the Indian Navy have signed a contract for technical assistance in the maintenance of the Vikramaditya aircraft carrier, after the warranty period expires – announced the press service of the Russian company.

“This is one of the directions of post-warranty maintenance for this ship, which is now being discussed by Russian and Indian officials. The Indian Navy is proposing that the company conduct these activities for the next 40 years. Currently, Sevmash specialists are winding up their warranty period work on the aircraft carrier. A minimum volume of servicing work is being performed on the ship’s equipment and systems. The warranty team of the company includes professionals who participated in all stages of construction of the Vikramaditya, starting with the installation and commissioning of the equipment to its final testing”, it was noted in the statement.

Third Borei-class nuclear sub handed over to Russian Navy

10.12.2014  Siberian Insider

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The third Borei-class (Project 955 ) ballistic missile nuclear submarine, the Vladimir Monomakh, has been handed over to the Russian Navy, a defense industry source told TASS Wednesday.

A notice of acceptance has been signed at the Sevmash shipyard by a state commission, the source said.

It was earlier reported that the submarine will be officially adopted for service in the Russian Navy on December 19. Only when the Russian Navy Ensign is raised over the vessel will it officially become part of the Navy.

Russia’s new nuclear submarine to use only domestically made components

Russia’s new nuclear submarine to use only domestically made components

Russian Military Technologies, 30.06.2014

Russia’s new nuclear submarine Knyaz Vladimir, being built by the Sevmash shipyard in Severodvinsk, will use only domestically made components, the company’s press service said on Monday, June 30.
“All components, systems and units intended for the submarine have been made by Russian enterprises. This is one of the things that make this craft special,” the press service said.
“There no components in the submarine that were manufactured in the near or far abroad; only domestically made ones. A large number of them are made by Sevmash itself,” Sergei Kotsov, who is responsible for the delivery of the submarine, said.
The Knyaz Vladimir was laid down on July 30, 2012 under Project 955A. The leading vessel of the same class, Yuri Dolgoruky, and the first serial submarine, Alexander Nevsky, were handed over to the Navy in 2013.
The submarine Vladimir Monomakh, the third Borei-class ship and the second serial one, is undergoing sea trials and expected to join the Navy this year.
The fifth one, Knyaz Oleg, will be laid down on July 19. It will become the first serial upgraded version of Project 955A submarines. They will have smaller hulls and cons, better acoustic characteristics and lower noisiness.
The Defence Ministry plans to build at least eight new Borei-class submarines three Project 955 craft and five Project 955A ones – by 2020, which will become the main naval component of Russia’s strategic nuclear forces.
Borei-class submarines are designed by the St. Petersburg-based Naval Design Bureau Rubin. Each submarine can be armed with 12 ICBMs with MIRVs. They will also have an escape capsule for all crewmembers. A Borei-class submarine is 170 metres long and 13.5 metres wide, it can sink to a depth of 450 metres and has a crew of 17 sailors.
The Borei claims to be a state-of-the-art submarine, featuring characteristics superior to any submarine currently in service, such as the ability to cruise silently and be less detectable to sonar. Advances include a compact and integrated hydrodynamically efficient hull for reduced broadband noise and the first ever use of pump-jet propulsion on a Russian nuclear submarine.
The submarine will be armed with Bulava missiles. The Bulava carries the NATO reporting name SS-NX-30 and has been assigned the GRAU index 3M30. In international treaties, the common designation RSM-56 is used.
The Project 955 submarine is the first serial strategic rocket carrier of the Borei class. It is 170 metres long, 13.5 metres wide, maximum operating depth is 450 metres, and underwater speed is 29 knots.
Borei class submarines are designed to serve as the basis of Russia’s strategic nuclear capabilities for the decades to come.
Sevmash, Russia’s largest shipyard, is now building two sets of new-generation nuclear submarines – attack craft (Yasen class, Project 855) and strategic craft (Borei class, Project 955) – for the Russian Navy.

Russian Navy to Begin Sea Trials of 2 New Nuclear Subs in Summer

Russian Navy to Begin Sea Trials of 2 New Nuclear Subs in Summer

MOSCOW, April 14 (RIA Novosti) – Two new Russian nuclear-powered submarines will begin sea trials this summer, the country’s northern Sevmash shipyard said Monday.

Upon completion of the trials, the two boats – the Borei-class Vladimir Monomakh nuclear missile submarine and the Yasen-class Severodvinsk attack submarine – will be the newest addition to Russia’s sub fleet.

“Once navigation at sea opens this summer, the Vladimir Monomakh and Severodvinsk submarines will begin tests. Operations on all Sevmash nuclear submarines are run under the control of the leadership of the Russian Navy,” the company said in a statement.

Admiral Vladimir Korolev, the commander of the Northern Fleet, said Sunday the Vladimir Monomakh will enter into service later this year and will conduct a test launch of the navy’s new Bulava nuclear-capable ballistic missile before becoming fully operational.

Sevmash also said that hull work on the Yasen-class Novosibirsk submarine has been completed, and the boat will now undergo hydraulic testing, adding that the next Borei-class submarine, the Knyaz Vladimir, has completed such testing and is currently preparing to take on large equipment.

The Russian Navy is expected to receive 40 new warships and auxiliary vessels this year, including a variety of surface ships of various classes in addition to the nuclear submarines. The Russian Defense Ministry is currently carrying out a massive rearmament for the navy and air force as part of a series of modernization efforts

Russia Begins Nuclear-Powered Missile Cruiser Overhaul

Russia Begins Nuclear-Powered Missile Cruiser Overhaul

MOSCOW, January 24 (RIA Novosti) – The refit of one of Russia’s four heavy nuclear-powered missile cruisers has begun after years of delays, the country’s largest shipbuilder said Friday.

The work on the Admiral Nakhimov will revamp its firepower and set the stage for the revitalization of the Russian Navy’s capital ships, which have not been modernized in the post-Soviet era.

The vessel, formerly named the Kalinin, is one of four Kirov-class missile cruisers, the largest surface combat ships in operation with any navy. Only one of the ships, the Pyotr Veliky, is operational, but Russia plans to return the other three to service starting with the Admiral Nakhimov in 2018.

Russia also has a single aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov, currently deployed in the Mediterranean.

Sevmash shipyard said in a statement that the schedule for work on the cruiser this year has already been drawn up.

Heavy equipment to be repaired and replaced onboard is now being removed in order to lighten the ship so it can be moved from its berth into the dockyard with the aid of specially constructed pontoons, Sevmash said.

The shipyard earlier said that the cruiser would be equipped with P-800 Oniks (SS-N-26) supersonic anti-ship cruise missiles, air defense missiles based on the S-400 Triumf (SA-21 Growler) and close-in weapons systems, which are designed to shoot down missiles and aircraft approaching the ship.

The refit will build on the shipyard’s success of overhauling the Kiev-class aircraft carrier Baku, re-commissioned for India as the Vikramaditya in November.

That job, however, faced fewer difficulties since the Vikramaditya lacked a nuclear reactor and had fewer weapons systems.

The Admiral Nakhimov, the third ship in the Kirov class, was laid down by the Soviet Union in 1982, commissioned in 1989 and has sat mothballed at Sevmash since 1999

After the arrival of the aircraft carrier ” Vikrmaditya ” in Karwar the group of specialists of ” Sevmash ” returns to Russia

After the arrival of the aircraft carrier

15.01.2014 JSC ” PO” Sevmash ”

After the safe arrival of the aircraft carrier ” Vikramaditya ” in Karwar naval base of the Indian Navy , January 7, 2014 , part of the Russian participants of the transfer from Russia to India returns home .

This week, the carrier will be leaved by 100 workers and specialists of Sevmash and counterparty organizations, some of them have already returned home. The remaining 75 workers of warranty groups remain in Karwar , they are placed in comfortable hotels .
” Vikramaditya ” overcame more than 10,000 nautical miles. According to the responsible deliverer , guarantee group leader Igor Leonov , the command of aircraft carrier appreciated ship which was verified not only by long passage , but by storms and noted the efficiency of interaction between the Indian crew and Russian experts.