Shipyard continues to build 2nd production Project 12700 Mine Counter
Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard (SNSZ, a subsidiary of the United Shipbuilding
Corporation) carries on building the second production-standard Project
12700 minesweeper, according to the shipyard’s press office.
12700 lead Mine Counter Measure Vessel (MCMV) Alexander Obukhov.
Picture: Curious / forums.airbase.ru
Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard has completed the casting of the hull of the
second production-standard minesweeper being built for the Russian Navy.
Then, there will be the assembly of the hull and its reinforcing with
cross and longitudinal frames, bulkheads and the deck. When the assembly
is over, the hull be ready for being taken out of the matrix,"
the press office said in a news release.
The Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard has plans to build two minesweepers of the
class annually starting from 2018. The Russian Navy’s overall
requirement for ships like that is estimated at 30.
The Project 12700 minesweeper displaces about 900 tons, measures over
60 m long and 10 m abeam and has a speed of 16.5 knots and a crew of
44. The ship can use various sweeps and remote-controlled and self-contained
unmanned submersible vehicles.