Monday, 15 April 2019

Alexey Rakhmanov: ROC to create an anaerobic installation for submarines will be opened in 2019


Alexey Rakhmanov: ROC to create an anaerobic installation for submarines will be opened in 2019: Translated by google - Experimental design work on the creation of an air-independent power installation for diesel-electric submarines will be opened in 2019. This was in response to a question from a journalist Mil.Press FlotProm, announced on April 10 by President of the United Shipbuilding Corporation Alexei Rakhmanov.

The head of the USC did not specify which enterprises are involved in the implementation of the R & D: "In what structure (work will be done - ed.), We will see," he noted. Alexey Rakhmanov also did not indicate which of the options of the VNEU would eventually be chosen.

On March 28, the first deputy director of the TsBB MT Rubin, Valentin Frolov, told the publication that the corresponding development work had not yet been opened. According to him, the designers are ready to make a chemical air-independent power installation within three years after the opening of the ROC. 

Earlier, on March 7, Mil.Press FlotProm sources at enterprises involved in the creation of a VNEU reported on the actual suspension of work due to underfunding. 

And on February 22, 2019 it became knownthat Russia offered India the diesel-electric submarines Amur-1650 (an export version of the submarine of Project 677 Lada - ed.) with an air-independent power plant. According to Valery Polovinkin, scientific director of KGNTs, India was interested in the development of the VNEU, which is able to provide the necessary funding. This will help and domestic development. 
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The main advantage of the VNEU - an increase in the secrecy of the submarine. The submarine gets the opportunity to be under water without ascent to charge batteries for up to 2-3 weeks. 

The versions of the domestic anaerobic installation are created by the bureau designers of the submarines Malakhit and Rubin; the Central Research Institute of Ship Electrical Engineering and Technology of the Krylov State Research Center (KGNC) also participates in the development. 

Since 2010, Malachite has been initiating work on the creation of a VNEU with a gas turbine engine operating in a closed loop. 

In September 2018, the general director of Rubin, Igor Vilnit, during the launching ceremony of the first serial submarine of the 677 project, Kronstadt, saidthat the development of the VNEU is going according to plan. The Russian Navy expected to get a ready-made anaerobic plant from Rubin in 2021-2022. The project 677 "Lada" will be the base for the creation of a diesel-electric submarine electric motor with VNEU . 

Dmitry Zhavoronkov 

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