Friday, May 22, 2015

"Admiral Kuznetsov" Taking a Long Nap

"Admiral Kuznetsov" being loaded into 82nd Shipyard floating dry dock (May 14, 2015)

On May 13, the Russian Navy's sole aircraft carrier, "Admiral Kuznetsov", was towed to the 82nd Shipyard in Roslyakovo for out-of-water maintenance. The next day, the Kuznetsov-class aircraft carrier was placed in the shipyard's PD-50 floating dock.

The question on everyone's mind is: how long will repairs last? Fleet officials would only say that workers needed to complete a survey of the ship before they could determine the full scope of work and finalize work orders.

Today, the first 13 contracts for the aircraft carrier's repairs were released. Based on a review of the contracts, it appears "Admiral Kuznetsov" will be out of business until at least December 2016. The combined total cost of the initial contracts: RUB 1,308,808,984. Below is a breakdown of the contractual information.

Time Costs (RUB) Description
May 2015        607,360 survey of Svetlana-2N and Svetlana-23N.5 systems
May 2015     2,845,300 repairs of piping and sea chests
May 2015        986,000 repairs of 3D12AL main engine
Jun 2015     7,663,811 repairs of gas turbine generators
Aug 2015   93,768,131 repairs of Svetlana-2N system
Aug 2015     2,974,414 repairs of heating and separation systems of bilge water separators
Sep 2015   99,963,064 repairs of coolant machinery
May 2016 675,578,027 repairs of environmental systems
Nov 2016 167,394,664 repairs of navigation systems and equipment
Nov 2016   16,443,429 repairs of self-degaussing equipment
Dec 2016   31,403,960 repairs of Compartment 7 equipment
Dec 2016   97,180,824 repairs of radar and sonar systems
Dec 2016 112,000,000 repairs of NTsV pumps