April 25, 2013, at the Vyborg Shipyard was taken out of the boathouse first part of the semi-submersible barge, built by the shipyard for their own needs. Already on April 26 it will be launched. The second conclusion of the semi-submersible barge on April 29.
Construction craft was carried out in the shortest possible time is the next step in a large-scale program of modernization of the shipyard.
Enter barge into operation will improve the technology of construction orders with a decrease in cost and time performance, as well as alleviate some of the infrastructure constraints on the maximum width of the shipyards that build ships.
The barge is designed for launching the hulls of ships, rolling hull structures weighing up to 5,000 tons and carrying out transport operations on the transfer of goods outside the area of Vyborg Shipyard. In addition, on the deck of the barge will be assembling buildings and launching under construction at the shipyard icebreakers.
The barge is designed for year-round and round the clock operation. In its construction were used specific grades which allow flotation device to operate in ice.
The main characteristics of the barge:
Length — 130 m;
Width at berth-deck — 35 m;
Depth to the berth-deck — not less than 7.3 m;
Draught at DWL — approx. 5.3 m;
Mass of an object carried in the mode of transport pontoon — approx. 10,000 tons;
Mass descent method docking facility — no more than 8,600 tons