The Yantar Shipyard in Kaliningrad (member of United Shipbuilding Corporation) has handed over multi-purpose fishing vessel Leninets to its owners, the VI Lenin Collective Farm (RK Lenina), ahead of the new vessel’s delivery trip which will take it half-way around the world to Petropavlovsk-Kamctahtka.
The handover of the first of the three Skipskompetanse-designed SK-3101R multi-purpose fishing vessels is a milestone for Russia’s rapidly modernising fishing industry – and the delivery was coupled with the ceremonial keel-laying of new factory trawler Viktor Gavrilov at the same shipyard.
This was a significant occasion for the Yantar yard in Kaliningrad, attended by Federal Fisheries Agency head Ilya Shestakov, Kaliningrad regional governor Anton Alikhanov and regional Duma chair Marina Orheeva. Also present were Kamchatka governor Vladimir Ilyukhin and RK Lenina chairman Sergey Tarusov, as well as representatives of the the Yantar yard’s parent company United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) board chairman Georgy Poltavchenko and president Alexei Rakhmanov.
The SK-3101R purse seine / pelagic trawler was designed by a Norwegian engineering company Skipskompetanse A.S. that provided design, engineering drawings and technical assistance. The fishing vessel particulars: length overall: 50.6 m, beam: 12 m, main engine rated power about 2200 kW. The vessel was designed for trawl, seine and purse seine deep-water fishing. The caught fish will be stored in sea-water cooled cargo tanks of RSW type.
Kaliningrad-based Baltic Shipbuilding Plant “Yantar” (Yantar Shipyard) was founded on July 8, 1945 on the basis of a Koenigsberg unit of German’s Schichau Werft. Yantar Shipyard specializes in building and repair of warships and civil boats. Throughout the years the Shipyard has built 160 warships and more than 500 merchant vessels. The Russian Government holds majority stake in the shipbuilding firm through Western Center of Shipbuilding, a subsidiary of state-owned United Shipbuilding Corporation.
United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC OJSC) is the largest shipbuilding company in Russia. It was set up in 2007 with 100% federal ownership. The holding comprises 40 companies and organizations (major shipbuilding and shiprepairing companies as well as leading design bureaus). Currently, USC consolidates the bulk of the domestic shipbuilding complex. The Russian market is the main focus of the state corporation though it also exports its products to 20 countries worldwide.