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The first domestic gas turbines and gearboxes were loaded on the Admiral Golovko frigate

Specialists of the Northern Shipyard have completed loading the first domestic gas turbine engines and gearboxes into the hold of the aft compartment of the frigate Admiral Golovko. This is stated in the story published on January 19 on the channel of the shipbuilding enterprise on the Youtube video service.

To carry out a technologically complex operation, the workers of the slipway shop of the Northern Shipyard dismantled three decks with bulkheads. In the resulting opening, the turbines were first immersed, then the gearboxes. For loading the latter, a floating crane with a large load capacity was used. After loading, the alignment and installation of the gas turbine unit will be carried out for several months, according to the video.

Recall, "Admiral Golovko" is the third frigate of the project 22350 and the first ship of this project with a fully domestic diesel-gas turbine power plant. On the first two frigates of the project 22350 – "Admiral Gorshkov" (commissioned in 2018) and " Admiral of the Fleet Kasatonov "(commissioned in 2020) – gas turbine units of the Ukrainian enterprise"Zorya – Mashproekt" were used as afterburners.

Starting from the third hull, the Project 22350 frigates will use M90FR gas turbine engines manufactured by UEC – Saturn. Diesel engines 10D49 of the Kolomna plant are installed on the ships as marching engines. The RO55 gearboxes are supplied by the Zvezda plant.

The Admiral Golovko frigate was laid down on February 1, 2012, and launched on May 22, 2020. The project developer is Severnoye PKB.

It should be noted that in November 2020, according to the Governor of the Yaroslavl region Dmitry Mironov, it was assumed that the first gas turbine engines would be installed on the fourth frigate of the Admiral Isakov series.

Project 22350 frigate-reference

Displacement-5000 tons
Length-135 m
Width-16 m
Speed-up to 29 knots
Cruising range-4,500 miles
Autonomy – 30 days
Crew – from 170 people

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