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Shipyard No. 402
Sevmashpredpriyatie [Sevmash]
Northern Mashinebuilding Enterprise

    
    Arkhangelskoye shosse 58 
    Severodvinsk, 164500. Russia 
    Tel (81842) 94962, 61441, 
    tel/fax +4778916122 
    telex 242144 IAGRY RU
    

The state Plant SEVMASH is a well-equipped shipbuilding complex located in Severodvinsk that builds and repairs submarine. Initially known as Shipyard No. 402, the State Unitary Enterprise "Proizvodstvennoye Obedineniye "Severnoye Mashinostroitelnoe Predpriyatiye" [Sevmashpredpriyatie] is commonly known as Sevmash - Severnoye [Northern] Mashinebuilding Enterprise. Sevmash built the K-3 (called "Leninskiy Komsomol"), which was the first Soviet nuclear powered submarine.

Sevmash is now the only Russian shipyard building nuclear-powered submarines for the national Navy. Since its inception, the enterprise has delivered 128 nuclear-powered submarines to the Navy. Russian nuclear submarine production is now centered at Sevmash. At least two classes of nuclear-powered submarines are under construction: the fourth-generation strategic Borei-class ballistic submarine, and the Severodvinsk-class "multi purpose" submarine. In 2008, Sevmash launched the new-generation Yury Dolgoruky ballistic missile submarine, the lead submarine of the Borei class. The Borei-class strategic ballistic missile submarines are intended to replace the obsolete submarines being dismantled with Nunn-Lugar funds. It has about half the displacement of the giant Typhoon, while carrying 20 SLBMs.

The fourth-generation Project 885 Severodvinsk, the first of which was laid down on 21 December 1993, is the follow-on to the Akula class of multipurpose nuclear attack submarine. The keel of the nuclear-powered submarine Kazan was laid in 2009. The enterprise launched the Severodvinsk and Alexander Nevsky ballistic missile submarines in June and November 2010, respectively. The heavy missile cruiser Admiral Nakhimov was repaired at the enterprise quay.

Repair and rearrangement contract is complex: besides cruiser repair and rearrangement it includes shore deployment objects outfitting, ship repair base in different Indian cities, development of repair documentation, training of crew and technical specialists, guarantee and post-guarantee maintenance and spare parts delivery within 20 years of ship operation.

Thanks to the support of the state and at the expense of its own financial resources, the technical base of Sevmash until 2020 will be radically updated. This will allow in a timely manner, at a new qualitative level and at the lowest cost, to fulfill the state defense order. According to the press service of OAO PO Sevmash , within the framework of the program Development of the Defense-Industrial Complex of the Russian Federation for 20112020, in 2014 the complex re-equipment of the case-processing, welding and shell-and-production facilities is underway. A modern press bending, welding, gas cutting equipment, automated lines for the manufacture and processing of parts have been introduced.

The machine-building complex has been supplemented with modern high-performance equipment: universal lathes and milling machining centers. The creation of specialized sites for the manufacture of hydraulic equipment. In recent years, much work has been done to expand the capabilities of the testing base of the enterprise. A universal stand was commissioned to test products for functionality and reliability, as well as for compliance with the requirements for vibro-noise characteristics, said the head of the scientific and technological department of Sevmash, Vladimir Syrodubov. - Re-equipment of pipe-processing production was carried out: a series of pipe bending machines, an automated complex for measuring geometric parameters and pipe bending were installed, which will ensure their manufacture according to analytical information, which allows to reduce the time of release of ship pipelines and consumption of materials.

Commercial Projects

The civilian shipbuilding sector is an inalienable part of Sevmash production facilities. Since 1990, the enterprise has built over 100 multi-purpose civilian vessels, including tugboats, mini-bulkers, pontoons, barges and fish-breeding plants. Sevmash also continues to build chemical tankers and ocean-going yachts. The enterprise manufactures ship machinery, equipment for the power industry, iron and steel sector, chemical and other industries. Its machine-builders manufacture high-tech products for the nuclear sector, including transport and packing containers for spent nuclear-submarine fuel, as well as icebreakers and nuclear power stations. Sevmash built a passenger-carrying tourist submarine, Neptun, in 1991. It worked in the Caribbean for three years before returning to Russia for repairs in 1996. The yard's work also includes domestic and foreign commercial contracts for oil and gas industry equipment and installations.

In May 1992, the ZAO [private joint-stock company] Rosshelf was created for the development of oil and gas fields in the Arctic seas. Combining Russian defense enterprises for submarine construction and the largest domestic oil and gas geological companies, the company includes some of the largest Russian fuel and energy and defense enterprises: the RAO [Russian joint-stock company] Gazprom, Arkhangelskgeologiya, the production association Sevmash, the Cherepovets Metallurgical Combine, the design bureaus Rubin, Malakhit, and Lazurit, and others. Rosshelf was issued a license for working the most promising fields of the Barents Sea&mdash: the Prirazlomnyy Oil and Shtokmanovskiy Gas Condensate Fields. By the beginning of 1997 Gazprom and Rosshelf had invested about R300 billion in northern projects. Of this, R200 billion went for the needs of the northwestern region of the Russian Federation, including for reconstruction of defense enterprises in Severodvinsk.

In 1997 Gazprom initiated a project for the construction of a drilling platform to extract oil at the Prirazlomnoye deposit. Construction at the Sevmash production association, which will cost $800 million, will be completed by the year 2001. In 1999, LUKOIL planned to order from the Sevmash shipyards construction of ice-breaking tankers with reinforced hulls and dead-weight capacities of 60,000-80,000 tons. In February 2000 it was reported that Sevmash, Norilsky Nikel and Norilsk Mining Company had agreed on a project to transport nickel by submarines. Norilsky Nikel was said to be ready to invest 80 million dollars in the conversion of decommissioned submarines of the Northern Fleet for this purpose. Most of the ice breakers that carry ore from Norilsk on the Taimyr to the Severonikel plant will have reached the end of their service life by 2005, and there is not enough funding to replace them all.




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