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Krasnoye Sormovo Plant Production Association

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Branch: Shipbuilding;
SIC Code: 373
FORMER MINISTRY SUBORDINATION: Ministry of the Shipbuilding Industry
APPROXIMATE EMPLOYMENT: Total: 19,600; Date: 1992
OWNERSHIP: Open Joint-Stock Company

    PO "Zavod 'Krasnoye Sormovo,'" 
    Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard, 
    Sormovo Works 
    603603 Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia 
    Ulitsa Barrikadnaya, 1 
    Telephone: (011-7-8312) 25-31-03, 
    Telex: N/A; 
    Teletype: 151323 BRIG; 
    Fax: N/A; 

Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard is one of Russia's major shipyards. Over the years it has made an important contribution to the development of commercial vessels as well as submarines for the military. The Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard, established in 1849, is the most important inland shipyard in Russia -- the closest sea is a thousands miles from the shipyard -- it builds both submarines and commercial ships.

In 1887 the Minin, the first sea oil-carrying schooner for the Caspian Sea, was built at Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard. Since the 1930s Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard built submarines. A total of 249 diesel and 26 nuclear power submarines were built at the shipyard over 75 years. The Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard was responsible for the construction of second and third generation Charlie-class SSGNs, Victor-class SSNs, and Sierra-class SSNs, in addition to Tango-class and Kilo-class diesel submarines. From 1967 to 1980, Krasnoye Sormovo produced a total of 11 Project 670 Charlie Is, and 7 Project 670M Charlie IIs. In all, Krasnoye Sormovo built a total of 25 submarines, some of which were fitted out at Severodvinsk.

In 1955 the first Russian continuous-casting plant was produced at the Shipyard. Since 1967 130 river- and sea-going ships of Sormovskiy type have been built at Krasnoye Sormovo.

Submarine construction at Krasnoye Sormovo ceased in 1993, and in 1994 the shipyard was privatized. As of February 2001, 33.52% of Krasnoye Sormovo shares were held by the state (25.5% by the State Property Ministry and 8.02% by the Russian Federal Property Fund), 52.27% were controlled by the United Machine Building Plants (OMZ/UMBP, which controled the Izhorskiye Zavody Stock Company), 8.02% belong to shipyard workers, 4% were owned by Polet-NN (a closed joint stock company which was reported to have ties to the Nizhniy Novgorod governor and shipyard managers).

The Krasnoye Sormovo Plant Production Association includes both the Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard and the Volna Washing Machine Plant, both in Nizhniy Novgorod. Product lines include "Sea River" merchant ships, washing machines, plastics and materials for use in consumer goods production; metal products, industrial fittings, power and electrical engineering equipment. washing machines are produced at the Volna Plant, where output was to expand from 20,000 units in 1991 to 240,000 in 1992. The shipyard has a foundry, a steel rolling mill, repair shops, and a machine tool plant. Civilian projects include tankers (with a capacity to build 12 per year); river and ocean-going barges; wing-in-ground effect vehicles for civil uses; home gas furnaces; washing machines. The "town-forming" enterprise includes vegetable and cattle farms; clinics; social clubs; vacation and sport facilities; and 24 daycare centers.

OAO Zavod Krasnoie Sormovo was founded in 1849 as a versatile shipyard to carry out vital government orders. Over one and a half century of its operation the yard built hundreds of vessels of various class and purposes from river barges to super modern submarines. In different times the yard manufactured bridges, locomotives and rail carriages, during the war - tanks and submarines, in the time of peace - machine building products, metal products, high quality welding rods for the ship building industry. The company incorporates the Volna household equipment factory focused on production of washing machines and heating boilers.

In 1999 the company celebrated its 150-th anniversary and now it holds a stable position in the home and foreign markets of ship building. Some events of the company history are depicted in the works of classic literature and cinema. The company has solid experience and substantial production facilities for building submarines for the Russian Navy and for export. The unique production means are developed to make special submarine equipment and deep-water rescue facilities. The 150 years old experience in ship building and an impressive engineering service capabilities allow the company to launch a production of the most complicated products in short terms.

Zavod Krasnoie Sormovo is a major company in Nizhny Novgorod, it is the main employer in the Sormovo city district - the oldest industrial part in the region, and an umbrella firm for a long range of science, research and design development organisations.

OAO Zavod Krasnoie Sormovo is a major exporter of river-sea vessels. By launching in 1999 the type oil tanker of Project 19612, the yard gained an opportunity to meet any market needs in the river-sea vessels.

The machine building facilities of the company provide ship equipment, units and valves for the ships and vessels built by the company and by other shipyards. The company produces the equipment and units for food industry: units for processing of buckwheat and millet into grouts, concentrators and separators for separation and purification of grain and grinders for formula feed production. The oil and gas industries of Russia are supplied with special equipment for manufacturing of drilling fluid. The metallurgy facilities produce forging made of rolled stock and ingots, cast iron, steel and non-ferrous casting, DC welding rods. The range of consumer goods includes: washing machines, heating boilers, plastic items.

Krasnoye Sormovo builds commercial vessels up to 15,000 DWT. The yard's production capacities are well fitted for offshore structures and modules of drilling and production platforms. The use of CAD/CAM and other state-of-the-art technology is employed in all phases of the design and construction of ships. Commercial ships, built at the yard (tanker project 19614 and 19619, dry-cargo ship project RSD 17 and others) meet all the requirements of the international conventions.

The projects of the Yard's orders book include commercial vessels that meet all the requirements of international conventions: tankers project 19614 and 19619, dry-cargo ship project RSD17, etc. Tankers projects 19619 and 19614 were designed by MNP Group's engineering center (now - the Volgo-Caspian Design Bureau).

Tanker project 19619 DWT 13,000 mt is the largest tanker built for the Caspian Sea. It is able to touch at any port of the Caspian Sea, outfitted with oil-loading terminals as well as to take the Black Sea and other seas without tug. Maximum draught of the tanker is 7 m. Double sides and a souble bottom of the tanker prevent from the oil spillage. High performance of the tanker is provided by two screws, bow thruster and length - 150 m - minimum for tankers of such deadweight.

In 2005 under the order of Saipem SpA (Italy) the Yard built the right pontoon of the construction barge (platform) Ersai 1 for the Kazakhstan field Kashagan in the North Caspian. All the system and pipelines of the barge, consisting of two pontoons, were jointed afloat in Lotos Shipyard's water area, where the barges was fitted out and passed the trial performance as well. The major works were performed by Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard's specialists. The barge was delivered to the customer in April of 2006 and successfully operated 2006 summer season.

Dry-cargo ship project RSD17 DWT 6,270 is intended for transportation of all types of general cargoes, including 20 and 40-ft inetrnational stardard containers of 9 ft height. The project of the ship was designed by Marine Engineering Bureau (Odessa, Ukraine). The lead ship of the project - Mirzaga Khalilov - was certified by Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RMRS) for conformance to ECO standard. As compared to the vessels, built with ECO symbol conform to the strict criteria for the aquatic environment and environmental emissions as well as for power consumption. RSD17 is the first Russian vessel, having this symbol.

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