Installing unique pumping equipment for under construction dry dock was begun on “Zvezda” shipyard. Four pumping facilities with working capacity 4800kWh will be able to pump about 600,000 m3 of marine water in recordingly short time, not more than 8 hours. This pumping equipment is the most powerful equipment, that will be sited on Russian shipyards. The dry dock is the main object of the second construction phase of Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex, will be put in commission earlier the scheduled date. This dry dock is one of the largest hydraulic engineering installation in the world (dimensional specifications 485m by 114m by 14m). The new equipment will be installed in the main pumping station of the dry dock, which include dehumidifying systems of dock and suppling ballast water as well as drain and showery systems. Rigging-up of all pumps is planned to finish by the end of July, 2020 and in August the main pumping station will already be able to drain the dry dock in a routine mode.
Dry dock is key aspect of the second phase of Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex. Hydrotechnical object will allow to construct the majority types of current and advanced vessels almost without limitation of tonnage and launching weight of hulls, including the most powerful Atomic Icebreaker “Lider”. The dock commissioning is slated to 2020. At the moment, the stripping of dry dock is fully completed, concreting of main structure, walls and floor, is coming up for conclusion. Pumping and hoisting equipment including gantry crane “Goliath” lifting capacity 1,200t was supplied. Floating caisson (watertight closure), floating structure with dimensions of 114 by 12 meters, was supplied for the dry dock in April, 2020. The installation of floating caisson is planned for July. Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex is being created by Consortium headed by PSJC “NK “Rosneft” on behalf of Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia. For now, the stock of orders of shipyard is consist of 39 vessels and 59 vessels with account taken of options. Pilot loading of the complex is provided by PJSC "NK “Rosneft", placed the order for 28 vessels on the shipyard. The ships with displacement up to 350,000t, elements of offshore platforms, ice-class vessels, merchant ships for freight hauling, specific vessels and other types of offshore facilities of any complexity, quality and assignment, including equipment which is not available previously on Russia due to lack of needed launching and hydraulic engineering installations will be entered to product range of Zvezda.