Admiralty Shipyards is going to deliver research vessel (RV) Akademik Treshnikov tomorrow, October 10th 2012. The RV Academic Treshnikov is a scientific and expedition vessel built for the Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring of Russia (Roshydromet).
The new flagship of the scientific and survey fleet is to replace the RV Akademik Fyodorov and is intended to support the activities of the Russian Antarctic Expedition: replacement of staff of the Antarctic stations, delivery of cargo onto unequipped shore and the ice, carrying out research in the ocean and the study of natural resources and events; removal of waste and debris from the Antarctic.
Amiralty Shipyards (Admiralteysky Verfy) is the oldest Russian shipbuilder, founded back in 1704. The company is part of Western Center of Shipbuilding owned by United Shipbuilding Corporation. JSC Admiralty Shipyards specializes in the design, construction and upgrade of civil vessels and warships for the Russian Navy. To date, the Company has built more than 300 submarines (including 41 with nuclear power engines), 68 deep and underwater vessels.
Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, October 9, 2012; Image: admship