Cargo and passenger vessel launched at Nevsky Shipyard

AK&M 07 August 2020 20:25

The ceremony of launching the Pavel Leonov cargo and passenger vessel of project PV22 took place at the Nevsky Shipyard (operating as part of United Shipbuilding Corporation), the corporation informed.

Nevsky Shipyard is building two cargo and passenger vessels of project PV22 under a contract with JSC Sakhalinleasingflot for Sakhalin region where they will be used on the socially significant Sakhalin – Kuril Islands route. The vessel with construction number 222 was named Pavel Leonov.

The new concept of project PV22 features improved icebreaking capability and higher maneuverability compared with the existing vessels.

JSC United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) was established on March 21, 2007 pursuant to Russian President Vladimir Putin's decree No. 394. The Government of Russia holds 100% of the shares in JSC USC.

USC is Russia's biggest shipbuilding company. The holding comprises about 40 design and engineering centers, dedicated R&D centers, shipyards, ship repair facilities and machine-building enterprises consolidating most of Russia's total shipbuilding capacities. USC companies are active in all major port and transport hubs of Russia from Kaliningrad to Khabarovsk, from Murmansk to Astrakhan, employing about 95,000 people.