Marine Technics and Alexeev’s Hydrofoil Design Bureau extend joint projects
Specialists from Marine Technics met representatives from Alexeev’s hydrofoil design bureau in order to realize cooperation plans. According to the press release of Marine Technics, the negotiations were made in two steps: in the headquarter and on the production area in Chkalovsk.
The design bureau was represented by Sergei A. Ital’yantsev, general director, Mikhail Y. Garanov, chief designer, Andrey A. Asomchik, production director, and heads of 3, 5, 4, 12 Departments. Marine Technics was represented by Denis F. Klemin, commercial director, and Pavel A. Kulikov, head of Engineering centre.
This legendary establishment integrates a first-class design bureau and its own shipyard. Marine Technics and Alexeev’s Design Bureau possess mutual hydrofoil modernization and new building projects. Within the meeting the companies discussed greater collaboration.
Pr. «Kometa» 120М, hull No.2 and No.3.: The parties have agreed the first use of modern reliable MAN 2xD2862LE483 as main engines for new hydrofoils in Russia.
Pr. «Valdai45R»: The scheduled deliveries include diesel-geared units on the basis of already proven engines MAN D2842LE410 (1100hp/2100rpm). Two crafts already fitted with these units have successfully passed trials and proved their specified features.
Pr. «Noviy Meteor»: Alexeev’s Design Bureau is planning to build new modern Meteors instead of Meteor pr.342Э. Now the project is under development. The parties have agreed marine engines MAN D2862LE483 (1450 hp/2100 rpm) for the pilot vessel and others.
Today it can be confidently stated that the programme for passenger fleet modernization became serial. Marine Technicswill assist shipyards in reviving hydrofoil fleet using modern materials and other options focused on the comfort and safety of crafts in Russia and abroad. Current ships have already run their course and do not correspond to the clients’ needs.
Marine Technics offers package solutions on upgrading the fleet that increase service life by 10-15 years and benefit economically ship owners. This year the modernization programme has celebrated its 10 years. Over this time 43 high-speed river boats have been upgraded and operate in different regions of Russia.