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The Russian Naval Forces received the Velikiy Novgorod submarine equipped with Kolomna diesel engines
26 October 2016 y.

The Russian Naval Forces received the Velikiy Novgorod submarine equipped with Kolomna diesel engines


At JSC Admiralteiskie verfi, the official ceremony took place to mark the delivery of the big diesel-electric submarine Velikiy Novgorod to the Naval Forces of Russia. The submarine is the fifth of its class in the series of six Project 636.3 submarines meant to enhance the operational availability of the Black Sea Navy Fleet. 

Project 636.3 boats belong to the third generation and constitute the further development of Projects 636 and 877 with their technical and fight innovations. They are considered as some of the most noiseless in the world. This characteristic is ensured among other things by 30DG (6ChN30/38) diesel-generator sets of 1500 kW, which have been developed by design engineers of Kolomenskiy Zavod (part of JSC Transmashholding) and are produced at this plant. 

30DG is the core of the propulsion unit of Project 636.3 diesel-electric submarines, and provides for vital functions of the boat in surface condition, submerged condition, and during self-contained navigation as well as for the battery recharging. The submerged speed of Project 636.3 submarines is 20 knots, the maximum operating depth is 300 meters, the cruising capacity is 45 days. 

Velikiy Novgorod was launched on March 18, 2016. Its precursor boats Novorossiysk, Rostov-na-Donu, Stariy Oskol, and Krasnodar are already on station being a part of the Black Sea Fleet. 

Alexander Buzakov, Director General of JSC “Admiralteiskie verfi” emphasized at the ceremony that the flag raising took place on the eve of 320th anniversary of the Russian Navy establishment: "And we can proudly say, that the Company honorably continues traditions set up by Peter I and builds state-of-the-art ships for the Russian Navy."

This attitude is fully aligned with the historical tradition of Kolomenskiy Zavod: The year 2016 marks the 100th anniversary since the diesel engines of KZ production were initially installed on the Russian submarines. For the first time it took place in 1916 during WW I. At that time, the Kolomna diesel engines were removed from motor gunboats of Amur Bay Fleet and installed on Class “Bars” submarines. Diesel engines were designed at Kolomenskiy Zavod specially to be installed on domestic submarines and were delivered on regular basis in the Soviet period; deliveries continue today as well.