Today, August 5, at Vyborg Shipyard held a solemn ceremony for the formation of the housing head icebreaker project 21900 M on samopogruzhnoy barge "Atlas". The ceremony was attended by representatives of the Federal Agency of Maritime and River Transport, "Rosmorport", the leaders of shipbuilding and ship repair companies in the country. General Director of "FAZ" Alexander Solovyov said that today’s event is significant for several reasons. "First of all, we can safely say that the plant out of the crisis. Over the past 3 years this is the first ship that made the factory workers "turnkey". And the barge was built in the shortest period of time — 10 months. Secondly, the barge gives shipyard new opportunities and prospects. Now in Vyborg will build vessels up to 150 meters and a width of 32 meters. This is our new position in the shipbuilding market ", — said Alexander Soloviev.
Help. Samopogruzhnaya barge "Atlas" is designed for year-round operation. In its construction were used specific grades which allow flotation device to operate in ice.
Enter the barge operation allows FAZ improve the technology of construction orders with reduced cost and time performance, and also removes part of the infrastructure constraints on the maximum dimensions 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.