After more than10 years of successfully and intensive use of FORAN, SEVERNOYE DESIGN BUREAU has reached an agreement with SENER for the extension and reconfiguration of the number of permanent licenses in order to fit their new project demands.

The Severnoye Design Bureau, a leading company designing naval and commercial ships in Russia, was founded on 22 April 1946. Throughout the Bureau’s more than 62-year life a group of highly qualified naval architects has been capable to solve the most complicated tasks in the area of designing ships and vessels.

The Bureau has designed more than a hundreds ships of different type ranging from 500-ton patrol boat to 26,000-ton heavy nuclear-powered cruiser, and from bulker to whaling boat. In general, more than 550 ships and vessels with a total displacement of about 1,5 million tons have been built under the Bureau’s designs. All of them are notable for their seaworthiness, reliability and operation economy. Some of the vessels were for the international market.

Within the last years the Severnoye Design Bureau has developed designs of freezer vessels, trawlers, passenger vessels (SWATH vessel inclusive), environmental vessels with systems of water and atmosphere ecological monitoring, vessels for collection and integrated processing of waste oily water and solid wastes and a hospital vessel. The Severnoye Design Bureau takes part in the Russian Navy Revival programme. More than 20 pilot projects have been carried out.

The ships and vessels designing process in the Bureau are most up-to-date and distinguished by using FORAN System.

Some examples include:

Multipurpose frigate of Project 22350 for the Russian Navy was laid on 1 February 2007 at the Severnaya Verf shipyard based in Saint Petersburg. The ship is designed for combat operations in blue or brown water area, and in the ocean. Ship’s displacement is 4,500 tons, overall length is greater than 130m, and cruising range is greater than 4,000 nautical miles.

Development of detailed design documentation is carried out for the modernized Project 11356 follow-on frigates (the Indian Navy) that are under construction at the Yantar shipyard based at Kaliningrad.

In 2003 three frigates of Project 11356 built to the Bureau’s design were delivered to India. These ships were equipped with advanced weapon systems. The frigates received a good rating from the customer; this fact became a justification for the new contract for the construction of the follow-on ships.

Border guard ship of Project 22460 designed in the Bureau is under construction at Almaz shipyard. The ship is designed for the defence of state border, natural resources of internal waters, exclusive economic zone and continental shelf, as well as for fighting terrorist groups, smuggling and piracy, for rescue operations, for environmental monitoring and cure of natural disaster effects.

The Bureau’s specialists are participating in the technical assistance for the construction of Project 17 lead ship of frigate class that is about to be completed. The ships are being constructed in Mumbai (India) at the Mazagon Dock shipyard. The trials are going to be held in April this year.