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Magazine "OSK"

December 18, 2019

Gravity pole

One of the series of events celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Nuclear-powered Icebreaker Fleet was a round table hosted by USC’s President Alexei Rakhmanov aboard the Krasin icebreaker. The participants discussed the role of shipbuilding and navigation in exploration of the Northern Sea Route and development of the Arctic territories [...]
December 18, 2019

Showing Russia strong

Artist Zinaida Yusova – a member of the Moscow Union of Artists, Russia’s Union of Artists, winner of Russian and international contests. She authored the project Russia’s Industry, demonstrating the renaissance and development of various sectors in our country. Since Zinaida pictures industrial life, some of her pieces are about shipbuilding. Coincidently it happened that the grand project kicked off with a picture of the Astrakhan-based Lotos shipbuilding plant [...]
December 18, 2019

To the 60th anniversary of the Nuclear Icebreaker Fleet

The history of Russia’s Nuclear Icebreaker Fleet dates back to December 3, 1959, when a state committee signed a certificate, approving the world’s first-ever nuclear-powered civilian vessel for operation, the icebreaker Lenin [...]
December 18, 2019

Embassy of shipbuilding

The most advanced demonstrations center of the United Shipbuilding Corp. (USC) on the premises of the Patriot park, Russia, was established in preparation for the International Military and Technical Forum Army 2017 and since then has grown into a platform hosting the most interesting events, both intracorporate and those of a larger magnitude, impacting the entire shipbuilding industry [...]
December 18, 2019

His ships

Designs, drafted by Georgy Shmakov, an outstanding chief designer of St. Petersburg’s Marine Design Bureau “Malachite”, paved the way for 60-plus 2nd and 3rd generation nuclear submarines, which provided military parity of our country during the Cold War and continue doing it today [...]
December 18, 2019

Extraordinary missions of special ships

Shipbuilding along with repair and maintenance of surface ships and submarines of the Russian Navy is getting more prominent in the profile of the SRC Zvezdochka. The development of this aspect has not escaped the attention of state authorities
December 18, 2019

Time to collect knowledge

The world trend of turning knowledge into assets and USC’s desire to better utilize our intellectual capital in boosting competitive advantages paved the way for establishing a knowledge management system in USC [...]
December 18, 2019

New age of shipbuilding

The world numbers 590 shipyards accounting for an aggregate capacity of 45 mln. CGT, however only 150 of them received orders last year. The shipyards in business are loaded to an average of 46 percent of their capacity, although 10 leading facilities account for 57 percent of all orders. 290-odd enterprises did not get orders at all last year. These figures indicate a deep recession and excess of offers in shipbuilding [...]
December 18, 2019

Project Iceberg

Heavy ice conditions, including hummocks, low temperatures, strong winds, etc., come in the way of the development of hydrocarbon deposits in the most part of the Arctic basin. Meanwhile, deployment of current surface technologies faces multiple difficulties, particularly in permanent ice zones. Technologies with such capabilities are very much sought after, since they will grant Russian companies an edge [...]
December 18, 2019

Northern colossus

December 21, 2019 will mark the 80th anniversary of Sevmash, Russia’s largest shipyard. Spread over hundreds of hectares, it builds and launches the largest and fastest nuclear submarines, boasting the capability to dive deeper than any other counterpart in the word. This said, the facility takes more pride in its staff than anything else, since it is them who shaped its glorious history [...]
December 18, 2019

A year of grand achievements

The departing year marked numerous grand changes. UCS’s enterprises gained invaluable experience and expertise, having expanded the range of their products [...]
December 18, 2019

Scientific breakthrough to the Southern Hemisphere

In was in spring 1955 that I first heard about preparations of an expedition to the Antarctic from Ivan Papanin, then deputy director of the Institute of Oceanology of the USSR Academy of Science. They wanted to set up in that place an observatory for 24/7 observations and conduct first researches in the Southern Ocean, notorious for its heavy storms [...]
December 18, 2019

Small carrier with a great potential

Not in a very distant past the USSR possessed one of the most potent amphibious fleet in the world. Today, Russia’s Navy does have a serious number of big landing ships, however the youngest of them, Korolev, is 28 years old. Almost all of the ships have come of age, are obsolete and their replacement has long been overdue. Besides, an issue has been raised multiple times to get for the Navy amphibious ships carrying helicopters. Russia still lacks such ships [...]
December 18, 2019

Pricing and price competition in shipbuilding

It is a pleasant thing to note that USC’s financial and economic indicators over the past five years suggest that the consolidated revenue jumped by 40-plus percent from 237.2 bln. RUR to 336.3 bln. RUR, IFRS reports. [...]
December 18, 2019

315 years in service of the Fatherland

Admiralty Shipyards in St. Petersburg is not just the city’s ‘younger brother’. Without the shipyards the city on the Neva would have never become, what its founder, Peter the Great, had in his mind for it – the capital of the empire. Without ships and vessels floated out from Admiralty Shipyards Russia would have not emerged a naval power [...]
December 18, 2019

A Fleet of a Strong Nation

The Russian Navy is a crucial element of the country’s national security system. In peacetime, it defends Russia’s interests in the World Ocean, maintaining military and political stability on global and regional levels. In wartime, it repulses the aggression coming from seas and oceans [...]
December 18, 2019

Yagra’s shipbuilders

Plant No. 893, renamed to Zvezdochka in 1966, was among the first shipyards established in the wake of the Great Patriotic War. The place for the future leading ship repair establishment in Russia was picked by a committee led by Timofey Safronov out of six options. A legend himself, he was named the first director of the shipyard. He witnessed the birth of Zvezdochka and commissioning of its first orders [...]