Admiralty Shipyard Joint Stock Company Obedineniye "Admiralteyskiye Verfi" Leningradskoye Admiralteyskoye obedineniye (LAO) 190008, St Petersburg, Russia Naberezhnaya Reki Fontanki, 203 Telephone: (011-7-812) 114-09-81 Telex: 121202 RIF SU Teletype:121721 RIF Fax: (011-7-812) 311-13-71FORMER MINISTRY SUBORDINATION: Ministry of the Shipbuilding Industry
Military shipbuilding consists of orders from the Russian Ministry of Defense and export orders for foreign governments. The shipyard's military orders are primarily submarines, but also include non-military repair, modernization and building of other underwater technical innovations for oceanic development. Between 1973 and 1998 the shipyard built 41 submarines. Admiralty has produced numerous specialized submersibles, including the civilian Sever-2 (1969), Tinro-2 (1972), Bentos (1975-1982), Tetis (1976), Osa, Argus, and Osmotr (1988) types, plus the naval Lima, Uniform, Xray, Beluga, and Paltus classes. Those most recently built include Kilo type submarines (2,325 tons D/W) and the smaller Lada type (1,600 D/W). In 1992 Iranian agreed to pay $600 million to the United Admiralty Sudomekh shipyard in St. Petersburg for two Kilo-class submarines, with an option to buy a third. The shipyard's latest development is the Amur type submarine, which does not yet have a customer. The construction of underwater vessels constitutes 70% of the total production volume of the shipyard.
Admiralty Shipyard started to build commercial vessels in 1989, with priority given to constructing sea tankers. As of 1998 the shipyard had a portfolio of shipbuilding orders until 2002. This included an order for five tankers for the Russian company LUKOIL and two chemical tankers for the German company Scholler Holding Ltd., with deliveries in 2000-2001. The steel for the tankers, measuring between 24-28 mm thick, is provided by Russian metallurgy plants (Cherepovets, Ural, Izhora, and Mariupol, which are considered to be very good in terms of quality and price). The engines are provided by Bryansk Diesel Factory, acting under license from Brumeister.Admiralty is still producing sea-going vessels, but it is also expanding into other technologies and products to support itself. Admiralty is offering additional product lines,including blast furnaces and steel mill equipment, rolling mill machinery, welding apparatus, metal stampings, aluminum extruded products, non-wire steel springs, measuring and controlling devices, metal barrels, drums and pails, as well as reconstituted wood products. Civilian product lines include merchant ships; submersibles; ship components including deck installations, boilers, water piping, propellers, ductwork, electrical equipment, and stateroom furniture; agricultural equipment including animal husbandry machines, grain elevators, and fodder processing equipment; engineering and building maintenance services; motor vehicle components; industrial machinery and equipment including automated pneumatic systems, lubrication equipment, filtration devices, rubber technology items, electrical equipment, and servomechanisms; wood and metal office furniture; scrap and waste metals reprocessing; containers; fiber processing machines; non-household plastic products; medicinal materials including equipment and instruments; warm air heating and air-conditioning equipment; construction materials; consumer products including tourist and sports equipment, dyes and household chemicals, and household furniture.