According to "Interfax" referring to the statement by Eugene Gladyshev (spokesperson of the plant), the head shop stacker town of Severodvinsk (Arkhangelsk region), at the JSC "Center of ship repair — Asterisk" in the Tuesday, December 20 will mark modern transportation project 20180TV .
E. Gladyshev, commented: "Today's September 15, 2011, we entered into State. contract for the supply and transport the ready new weapons for the needs of the Defense Ministry. This ship belongs to the ice class and is designed for unloading, loading and transportation of different types of weapons. "
By order of the Commander of the Navy on November 19 ship dubbed the "Akademik Kovalev." And in the Russian Navy, he should enter around the end of 2014.
It is understood that project referred to maritime transport has been developed Petersburg OJSC "CMDB Almaz". Vessel dimensions are: width (big) — 17.8 meters, length — 107.6 m, displacement (Full) — 6,300 tons, and the crew — 60 people. In addition, ship can take helicopters Ka-29.
It should be noted that back in 2010 from the Severodvinsk customer received rescue tug ship "Asterisk" (Head ship Project 20180). At this point, this ship resides in the White Sea naval base.
Incidentally, the "Star" — a diversified shipbuilding company with two hidden hangar, including a 7 berth places that are designed for the construction and repair of ships and vessels displacing up to 18 thousand tons.