July 28, 2021
Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin visited the “Amur shipyard” (ASZ, Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Khabarovsk Territory, part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation). He examined the ships under construction in the slipway shop and on the pier. Addressing Mr. Vladimir Kulakov, ASZ director – general, PM noted that it is important to enter the markets of the Asia-Pacific region. This was reported by the press service of the Russian government.
“Of course, we need to make our combat vehicles not only for the Army, but also for the Navy. You can handle it. You construct small missile ships and corvettes. To date, the required maintenance for these ships has been put into operation. However, it is very important … to diversify the production line. In the segment of civil shipbuilding, these are, in particular, search and rescue vessels. You are already doing such projects. In addition, ferries as well. Quite serious projects that make it possible to connect Sakhalin with the mainland on the Vanino – Kholmsk line. In fact, it is the most important element of transport accessibility and transport logistics. In general, the production of such vessels may be interesting for our relations in the Asia-Pacific region. It is very important, of course, to enter this market, to make appropriate proposals”, said the Prime Minister.
The Amur Shipyard was put into operation in July 1936. Over its 85-year history the plant has produced more than 300 ships and vessels for various purposes. 57 nuclear submarines, 41 diesel-electric submarines, 56 surface warships were built for the Navy. The intermediate repair of eight submarines and two floating technical bases for recharging reactors conducted. 155 vessels and ocean engineering structures including icebreakers and icebreaker-type vessels, dry cargo ships and rescue vessels for servicing the oilrigs were built for civilian customers.
Today, PJSC “Amur Shipyard” is the largest full-service shipbuilding enterprise in the Far East of Russia.
The enterprise has begun a comprehensive reconstruction of its production facilities, aimed at a qualitative and quantitative increase in production volumes.