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Magazine "OSK"

September 19, 2018

The first nuclear

Sixty years ago, Severodvinsk hosted an event, whose significance can hardly be overstated. More than half a century ago, Sevmash, the country’s largest shipyard, commissioned the first Russian nuclear-powered submarine, Leninsky Komsomol (tactical number K-3, Project 627) [...]
September 19, 2018

Mariy-El’s boy seamen

In our recent edition we introduced our readers to the Youth Maritime League. Today we would like to take our readers to the shipyard of the Maritime History and Cultural Center in Petrozavodsk to speak about construction of a training sail ship, christened Svyatoy Kosma (Russian for Saint Cosmas), a replica of a strug, a flat-bottomed boat with a straight sail and cabin, for trainees of the Pallada Sail Club in Kozmodemyansk, Mariy-El [...]
September 19, 2018

Another Ocean

A famous russion artist, officer of the French order «for merits in literature and art», Alexander Ponomarev graduated from marine engineering school and dedicated the first part of his life to sea. The second part, as he says himself, he tries to spend in the ocean as well, althouth this ocean is different – mixed with fantasies, poems and creative projects [...]
September 19, 2018

Maksim Gorky and Krasnoye Sormovo

Gorky was born in Nizhny Novgorod; the city bore the name of the writer for almost sixty years (1932–1990), the action of the Gorky’s most famous novel The Mother takes place in Sormovo, while the book characters work at the Sormovo factory [...]
September 19, 2018

Tested-by-war

In one of our previous issues we spoke about construction of ironclad ships for the Russian navy in the late 19th – early 20th century
However, specific efforts were also channeled to build belted cruisers and destroyers [...]
September 17, 2018

Prosecutor’s supervision over maritime defense procurement

One of the key areas of activities of the Defense Procurement Legislation Enforcement Section of the Russian General Prosecutor’s Office is to ensure relevant laws are observed in the construction of warships [...]
September 17, 2018

Sagaidak rushes to help

In 1978, exactly forty years ago, sailors of the Sagaidak vessel, operating as part of the Kaliningrad division of Mortransflot, noticed a small boat with people, who had ignited a fire and were waving their hands, asking for help, 130 miles off the coast of the South China Sea. The crew of the vessel without a tiny second thought changed the course and rushed to help those in distress. How it happened, tells the direct participant of those events, chief engineer of the floating dock 2, Yantar Shipyard, Victor Lebid [...]
September 17, 2018

Life to the motherland. Honor to no one!

“July 17, 2018 saw a long search resulting in Dmitry Donskoy, the 1904-1905 Russo-Japanese War ironclad cruiser, being found at a depth of 434 meters in the Korea Strait”, lead Russian mass media reported on the same day the ship that witnessed the historic events was discovered [...]
September 17, 2018

Novgorod Veliky permanently in the ranks

Towering over the shipyard square is the black conning tower of the nuclear-powered submarine, which paved the way for the outdoors museum of the Snezhnegorsk shipyard. It is not fortuitous that it is the K-452 submarine Novgorod Veliky (Russian for Novgorod the Great), boasting a unique combat package, that became a monument commemorating long years of service of Nerpa’s shipbuilders to the Northern Fleet of the Russian Navy [...]
September 17, 2018

Dream ship

The competition of children’s pictures ‘Let the Fleet of My Russia Grow Stronger!’ was held at the Amur Shipyard to celebrate Russian Shipbuilder’s Day [...]
September 16, 2018

Responsible for the future

In July, the sports and recreation camp Sadovka of the Ulyanovsk State Technical University hosted the 7th International Youth Industrial Forum ‘Engineers of the Future-2018,’ bringing together 40-plus people from enterprises and design bureaus of the United Shipbuilding Corp. (USC) [...]
September 16, 2018

Shipwrights help the pupils of boarding school to find federal support

On July 25, right before the Russian Navy Day, the first meeting of the Board of Overseers of Dedinovo boarding school took place at the site of the United Shipbuilding Corporation demo center on the territory of the military patriotic park “Patriot”, setting the main directions of development of this educational institution [...]
September 16, 2018

European shipbuilding amid trade wars

In an increasingly competitive global economic environment, european shipbuilders are focusing on high technologies: construction of ocean cruise ships, development of unmanned ship projects and hybrid powerplants
The world economy is plunging into trade wars as the tenth anniversary of the 2008 global financial crisis approaches. The GDP growth rates in most European countries remain below the pre-crisis level and volatile [...]
September 16, 2018

USC’s robotic path

Production robotization gains traction at USC’s facilities. This is part of a package of synchronized programs developed in a concerted effort with the St. Petersburg State Maritime Technical University under guidance of the Corporation’s Vice President for Technical Development, Dmitry Kolodyazhny [...]
September 16, 2018

Team of like-minded

In August, 2018 the “Rubin-Sever” Design Bureau celebrated two remarkable events: 40 years since it was founded as a division of the Leningrad-based Rubin design bureau and 15 years of self-sustained operation as a Joint Stock Company [...]
September 16, 2018

An ambitious ice-class tanker

In the context of the special federal programme “Development of Civil Marine Technology for 2009-2016”, Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau, by the state contract with Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia, has delivered a conceptual project of shallow-draft reinforced ice-class tanker Arc 7 for work in Kara Sea [...]
September 14, 2018

Pioneer means the first one

In January this year the USC management studied the proposed variants of design studies of innovative experimental research vessel with replaceable modules. The works were conducted within the project of research complex “Pioner-M” where the corporation acts as industrial partner in implementation of order of the RF Ministry of Education and Science [...]
September 14, 2018

Celebration at VSZ

June 9, 2018 the Vyborg Shipyard hosted a family fest timed to the 70th anniversary of the enterprise. The event was attended by more than 150 children and grandchildren of the shipyard’s employees [...]
September 14, 2018

Vyborg: for 70 years keeping up with the times

The history of the Vyborg shipyard dates back to November 12, 1948. Since its establishment, the shipyard has built more than 210 various vessels, 9 offshore drilling platforms and 105 oil/gas rig topside structures [...]
September 14, 2018

Accomodating the interests of shipwrights

End of June 2018 saw a joint meeting of the Expert Council for Shipbuilding Industry and Marine Facilities Development of State Duma Committee for Economic Policy, Industry, Innovative Development and the Committee on Shipbuilding Industry and Marine Facilities of the Russian Engineering Union. [...]
September 14, 2018

Boost expertise

Late in June, we celebrated Shipbuilder’s Day and a month later we witnessed a spectacular sight – the Neva Naval Parade [...]