Sredne-Nevskiy Shipyard, JSC
Zavodskaya str., 10, c. Pontonniy, Saint-Peresburg, RUSSIA, 196643
tel.: +7 (812) 648-30-50, +7 (812) 648-30-51; fax: +7 (812) 648-30-70

History of the company

Корпуса бывшей писчебумажной фабрики АО Паллизена и прилегающая территория была приобретена под строительсвто новой верфи (будущее здание заводоуправления).

In July 1912, Ust-Izhora Shipyard (nowadays, Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard) was laid, and by the end of 1913 the shipyard construction was completed. Four slipways 120 m long and 15 m wide emerged on the Neva riverside. At that time the shipyard employed around one and a half thousand workers.

In November 1913, the shipyard started assembling the first destroyer hulls requested by the Navy Department. In total, since November 1913 till December 1916 Ust-Izhora Shipyard built and delivered eight Orfey class destroyers.

Due to withdrawal of orders and political events, between November 1917 and 1920 the shipyard suffered downtime. Starting from 1920 to 1928 the shipyard strove to survive by fulfilling various orders, such as repair of railway cars, repair of tugs, manufacture of trussed rafters and tanks for Volkhov Hydroelectric Power Station, construction of boats and repair of steamers.

In 1928 Dzerzhinsky Repair Shipyard with all its equipment and personnel was relocated from Leningrad to Ust-Izhora Shipyard. The shipyard started equipping shops, power station, industrial buildings, and repairing living accommodations and outbuildings.

In 1930-1931, to introduce electric welding into repair of metal ship hulls the shipyard opened the electric welding laboratory directed by academician Vologdin. The shipyard acquired its new name – Ust-Izhora Pilot Shipyard.

In 1934 electric welding was applied for construction of the Belorybitsa passenger ship for the first time in Russia. 

By 1934 the shipyard expanded into the leading ship repairer in the North-West and one of the largest ship repairers in the USSR, specializing both in ship repair and building. 

Since 1937 the shipyard focused on minesweepers. In the prewar period the shipyard (named Plant No. 363 at that time) built ten Type 53U minesweepers. 

During the Great Patriotic War the shipyard, being five miles from the front line, continued building the Type 53U minesweepers, constructed scows and self-propelled cutters for the Road of Life, small minesweepers with displacement of 100 t and repaired warships.

For the dedicated work and delivery of military equipment to the front line, on 4 May 1985 the shipyard was awarded the Order of the Patriotic War (1st degree) under the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR.

In 1947 Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard, for the first time in the USSR, applied automatic welding and mastered large-scale shipbuilding by straight-line modular construction
method. The Type 254 minesweepers were constructed to meet tight schedules (7 to 9 months from laying to delivery). The Director and the Chief Builder of the shipyard became the laureates of the State Prize for the introduction of a new technology.

Later the shipyard mastered and built a large number of new advanced ships for the Navy. The shipyard was the first in the USSR to build ships with aluminum-magnesium alloy superstructures in the 1950s.

In the 1960s for the first time in the world the shipyard introduced the technology of constructing low-magnetic steel ships. A large series of Type 266 minesweepers was delivered both for the own Navy and for export to Libya, India and other countries.

In 1966 the shipyard was the first in the world to build a large GRP minesweeper.

In 1970-1980 specializing in construction of minesweepers the shipyard delivered 27 Type 266M ships for the USSR Navy and 21 ships for foreign customers (Iraq, Libya, Syria, Bulgaria, Cuba, India).

In the early 1980s the shipyard was subject to reconstruction to launch the production of brand new ships. The shipyard started constructing a series of sixteen
Type 12411 (Molniya) missile boats. The shops were fully reconstructed, followed by commencement of the local power substation construction. However, due to the collapse of the Soviet Union and economic reforms in the country, the construction process was frozen.

Despite the difficulties of the 1990s, the shipyard managed to retain its production capacity and personnel enabling to construct new-generation ships. Between
1992 and 1999 the shipyard completed four Type 10750 minesweepers:  Gumanenko(2000), Valentin Pikul (2001), Vice-Admiral Zakharyin (2006).

In the early 2000s the shipyard joined the ‘Defense Industry Development’ Federal Budget Program which allowed to modernize the shipyard’s production facilities. Under this program, the shipyard initiated modernization of key industrial facilities and bench facilities in research institutes and design bureaus involved in the government defense order and government armament program for 2007-2015. The shipyard implemented the research and development plan comprising activities related to 18 critical industrial
technologies in shipbuilding. Through the program, the shipyard purchased new machines, equipment, accessories and software and started modernization of the existing production facilities and construction of the new ones.

In 2003 the shipyard commenced construction of a series of three-tiered GRP superstructures for the Type 20380 and Type 20385 corvettes.

In 2008 the shipyard launched the Atamanmulti-purpose fire and rescue ship and delivered the Lukoil floating gas station to the customer.

In 2011, for the first time in Russia, SNSZ optimized and introduced the vacuum infusion technology into production. In August of the same year the shipyard set the world engineering record for construction of a fully monolithic GRP ship hull 62 m long. Construction of a series of base minesweepers for the Russian Navy was started.

In 2013, for the first time in Russia, the shipyard mastered the technology of manufacturing carbon reinforced plastic (CRP) hulls and constructed a CRP hull of the
Type 23290 catamaran for 150 passengers. In 2013 the shipyard initiated construction
of the Type 10750E coastal minesweepers for the foreign customer and series construction of the Type 81 tugs. 

In July 2013, pursuant to Order of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin No. 278-rp dated 25 July 2013 “for major contribution to development of national industry and labor achievements”, the team of Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard was awarded the honorary mention of the President of the Russian Federation.

In December 2014, SNSZ was awarded the first-place premium in the competition
of the Government of Saint Petersburg “for creation of high-technology work places”. SNSZ became a leader by results of estimating such work criteria as labor productivity growth rates, efficiency of production resources and volume of technological innovations.

In February 2015 the shipyard was announced the winner of the ‘Highly Socially and Economically Efficient Defense Industry Company’ title in the all-Russian Competition held by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.

In September 2015, Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard was awarded the Diploma of the
Government of the Russian Federation for outstanding results achieved in completion
of the government defense order in 2014. The same year the shipyard completed construction of six Type 81 pusher tugs which were handed over to the customer.

Today, the shipyard is the leader of composite shipbuilding in Russia. The shipyard employs approximately 1,700 workers, including over 200 highly-qualified specially-trained experts in composite materials.

In 2016 the shipyard constructed the Type 10750E coastal minesweeper for the foreign
customer. The hull and superstructure of this minesweeper were made of GRP by vacuum infusion technology. In summer 2016 the shipyard launched the Type 23290 carbon reinforced plastic catamaran capable of carrying 150 passengers at a speed of up to 30 knots. This catamaran is to replace the obsolete Type Meteor hydrofoil craft.

In December 2016, the shipyard delivered the Alexander Obukhov new-generation
minesweeper, the lead ship, to the Russian Navy.

In 2017, SNSZ laid the Ivan Antonov and Vladimir Emelyanov minesweepers for the
Russian Navy, delivered the Type 10750E coastal minesweeper to the customer and launched a new production shop.

Nowadays, the shipyard engages in construction of the follow-on minesweepers for the Russian Navy, and continues constructing three-tiered GRP superstructures for corvettes started in 2003. Among the recent successes are the construction of the Type R1650 Rondo multi-purpose patrol crew boat with steel hull and GRP superstructure, and the signed contract for construction of another two ships. As part of the international ITER project, the shipyard currently focuses its efforts on manufacture of
poloidal field coils.

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