Russia lays keel for fifth Project 12700 minesweeper

first_img Russia’s Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard held a keel-laying ceremony for the Russian Navy’s fifth Project 12700 minesweeper at its shipyard in St. Petersburg on December 26.By order of the Russian Navy chief Admiral Vladimir Korolev, the ship was named after the Soviet Union hero Yakov Balyayev.The vessel is scheduled to be launched and handed over to the fleet in 2019.The lead ship in this class of minesweepers, the ‘Alexander Obukhov’, has already entered service while the three following ships ‘George Kurbatov, ‘Ivan Antonov’ and ‘Vladimir Emelyanov’ are at different stages of construction.Project 12700 minesweepers have the largest fiberglass body in the world, according to the Russian defense ministry. A monolithic-fiberglass hull provides for greater survivability during mine countermeasure operations and weighs less than a low-magnetic steel hull.The ships displace 620 tons and measure 61 meters in length.Russia plans to build a total of 40 vessels in the class.Aleksandrit-class minesweeper Alexander Obukhov at sea. Photo: Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard View post tag: Russian Navy View post tag: Project 12700 December 27, 2017 Vessels View post tag: Sredne-Nevskiy Shipyard Share this article Russia lays keel for fifth Project 12700 minesweeper Back to overview,Home naval-today Russia lays keel for fifth Project 12700 minesweeper last_img read more

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Palethorpes Bakery submits new warehouse plans

first_imgAddo Food Group-owned Palethorpes Bakery has approached Shropshire Council regarding planning permission to build a chilled distribution warehouse.The proposed warehouse, which will be at its Maer Lane site in the town, will be used to store chilled and frozen food.“As part of the ongoing development of our business we have recently submitted plans to add to our Palethorpes Bakery site,” an Addo Food Group spokesperson told British Baker.“We are still in the early stages of planning and will share more information as soon as it is available.”The business has invested £2 million in developing a unique chef-inspired cooking method that has enabled Palethorpes Bakery to grow its market presence by winning substantial business. The bakery produces 115m products every year, including 55m sausage rolls and 35m pies.Shropshire Council is expected to make a decision by 27 June 2017.last_img read more

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