Russia to Start Construction of Serial Strategic Nuclear-Powered Submarines in 2012


Russia will start construction of serial strategic nuclear-powered submarines SSBN Borei-A class in 2012, Sevmash and Rubin Design Bureau said.

Sevmash is currently building three SSBN Borei class submarines of Project 955 (designed by Rubin Design Bureau):  Yuri Dolgoruky, Alexander Nevsky and Vladimir Monomakh, General Director of Sevmash and Central Design Bureau of Marine Engineering (CDB) Rubin Andrei Diachkov said in an interview with PortNews. Overall, the shipbuilder will construct eight submarines of Borei and Borei-A class.

“We won’t hold keel-laying this year. Next year we plan to lay keel of the lead Borei-A submarine, or the updated version of the series. This is the forth submarine of the project. Under the state armaments program it is planed to commence construction of the fifth and sixth vessels’ hulls by 2020,” said Andrei Diachkov.

About Sevmash

Sevmash is the largest ship-building complex in Russia, the only shipyard of the country, the main task of which is atomic submarines building for Navy. The enterprise, occupying the area of more than 300 hectares, includes in its structure more than 100 subdivisions. More than 25,000 people work on the basic enterprise of Severodvinsk.

Naval Today Staff, December 02, 2011