Petrovskiy Shipyard #5 Aktsionnernoye obshchestvo "Petrozavod", AOPetrozavod, Leningradskiy Petrozavod, Okha (Okhtenskiy) Shipyard, Okhtinskaya Verf ADDRESS: 195272, St. Petersburg, Russia Krasnogvardeyskaya ploshchad (Square), 2 Tel: (011-7-812) 224-1260 Telex: 121396 CEDRI SU Teletype: 121329 FERMA Fax: (011-7-812) 224-2249
FORMER MINISTRY SUBORDN.: Ministry of the Shipbuilding Industry
APPROXIMATE EMPLOYMENT: Total: 570; Date: 1995
Leonard S. Shelest, General Director
M. Pavlov,Deputy Director
Victor N. Ignatiev, Chief Engineer
OWNERSHIP: Joint Stock Company
Petrozavod, one of the oldest shipbuilding establishments in Russia, was founded at the junction of the Okhta and Neva rivers in 1721 as a roofing shingle works, a settlement for serfs working at the Main Admiralty Yard, and a small shipyard. It was enlarged in 1806 and, as the Okhta Admiralty, built sailing frigates and ships of the line. It was leased to private shipbuilders between 1872 and 1913 for construction of smaller ships, and in 1931 it became a specialist in the construction of tugs. During the 1950s and 1960s it built 63 oceangoing tugs of the "Goliat" class (known in the West as the Okhtenskiy class) and harbour tugs of the "Peredovik" (Sidehole) and "Prometey"(Saka) classes.
Some earlier Western sources appear to have confused the products of the Srednenevsky shipyard -- hydrofoils of the Matka and Turya classes and the Tarantul-class missile corvettes -- with those of the Petrozavod Petrovskiy Shipyard #5, which more recent information suggests stopped building ships in the early 1970s.
Petrozavod lost its building ways in the 1970s and was converted to manufacture machine tools and components for use in other shipyards. After the yard was rebuilt in the late 1970s it has manufactured sophisticated shipbuilding production line equipment. Early projects include mechanization of the assembly andwelding production lines at the Vyborg Shipbuilding Plant and the construction of a unit forassembly and welding of large hull sections at the Zhdanov Shipbuilding Plant in Leningrad.
Petrozavod is associated with the Ritm Scientific Production Association of St. Petersburg. Product specialities include small tonnage shipbuilding, wooden shipbuilding, welding equipment,semi-automatic machines, shipbuilding machinery, wood working and metal processingequipment. Key capabilities include metal cut computer control equipment,casting factory, cutting workshop, thermal-processing, galvanic protection products, assembly welding workshop, and shell assembly. Civil products include machine tools, welding equipment, sheet formingequipt., metalworking and woodworking machinery, welded metal blocks. Conversion projects include development of small capacity shipbuilding and stainless steel kitchen utensils.
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