JSC "Admiralty Shipyards" July 23, 2012 launched a commercial trial runs completed construction at the enterprise scientific research vessel "Akademik Treshnikov" project 22280 (Serial number 02440). The program tests taking place in the Gulf of Finland, near the island of Hogland, designed for 11 days.
Transfer of scientific research vessel "Akademik Treshnikov" customer — the Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring, Russian Federation (Roshydromet) — is scheduled for August 2012. The new flagship scientific expedition fleet will change scientific expedition ship "Akademik Fedorov" and is intended for the operation of Russian Antarctic expedition.
Design and construction of the ship project 22280 was carried out in the framework of the "Strategy for the Development of Russian Federation in the Antarctic for the period up to 2020", approved in 2010. Technical project 22280 ship designed CDB "Baltsudoproekt" Federal State Unitary Enterprise "Central Scientific Research Institute named after Academician AN Krylov" (chief designer — ES Bylinovich). The contract price of 5.3 billion rubles between Roshydromet and "Admiralty Shipyards" in construction the ship was signed on 1 December 2008. Bookmark the vessel "Akademik Treshnikov" to "Admiralty Shipyards" was made in June 2009, launching — March 29, 2011.
Said "Strategy of development of Russian Federation" in the Antarctic for the period up to 2020 "provides construction 5 vessels of 22280. But to this day means to construction these vessels were not allocated, though stated that the second ship can be built in 2013-2014.