JSC «Admiralteiskie Verfi» laid down third submarine of project 677


SAINT-PETERSBURG, 19.03.2015 A solemn keel laying ceremony of diesel electric submarine of project 677 “Lada” named “Velikie Luki” took place at JSC “Admiralteiskie Verfi”.

Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy Alexander Fedotenkov and Governor of Saint-Petersburg Georgy Poltavchenko have taken part in the solemn ceremony.

Deputy Director of JSC «Admiralteiskie Verfi” Andrey Bystrov named the keel laying of the new submarine “double celebratory”: “Today we are laying submarine “Velikie Luki” which becomes third submarine in the series of project 677. This significant event takes place on Submariner’s Day. The personnel of shipyards celebrates the professional holiday with actual labour achievements. I am sure that the shipbuilders will fulfil all contract obligations for construction of the submarine with proper quality and in due time as usual”.

“Laying of a new submarine in the series is a clear evidence that JSC “Admiralteiskie Verfi” is existing and developing, Mr. Georgy Poltavchenko noted. – It means that the Russian Naval fleet is alive and effectively replenished thanks to labour of the shipbuilders of “Admiralteiskie Verfi” with new modern submarines for protection of the Motherland. The shipyards have a stable portfolio of the orders which means that our submarine fleet has a future !”.

Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy Alexander Fedotenkov congratulated the seamen, the shipbuilders, the designers and the veterans of submarines on their common holyday: “A submarine is said to reflect economic and scientific potential of the country like in a drop of water.” Submarine “Velikie Luki” testifies that this potential is very high. And I am sure that its successful construction shall become a significant contribution to strengthening of naval forces of Russia !”.

Submarine “Velikie Luki” is the third one in a series of project 677, which is under construction at JSC “Admiralteiskie Verfi” for the Russian Navy.

The submarines of project 677 “Lada” belong to fourth generation of conventional submarines.


Дата публикации: 19 March 2015

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