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About 2 billion rubles will be allocated in 2022 to modernize five research vessels (R/Vs). This was announced by Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko.

Modernization of research vessels

Repair work and installation of new equipment were organized within the framework of the national project “Science and Universities” on the R/V “Nikolai Strakhov”, “Akademik Sergey Vavilov”, “Akademik Lavrentiev”, “Akademik Mstislav Keldysh” and “Akademik Ioffe”.

“Creating comfortable conditions for the work of scientists and updating the instrumentation base for high-level research is a priority task for the Government. In 2021, declared the Year of Science and Technology by Vladimir Putin, we launched a whole range of measures to support the industry. In particular, funds were allocated for the purchase of new scientific equipment, and the modernization of research vessels was launched. The installation of modern instruments will bring the expeditionary work of scientists in the Atlantic Ocean, the Baltic Sea and the Arctic to a new level. I am sure that this will contribute to scientific discoveries at the international level,” Dmitry Chernyshenko said.

Modernization of the research vessel “Nikolai Strakhov” will be completed this year. On the ships Akademik Sergey Vavilov and Akademik Lavrentiev, a general repair and installation of equipment is planned, their modernization will be completed in 2023.

Modernization projects were developed for the vessels “Akademik Mstislav Keldysh” and “Akademik Ioffe” last year. Repair work will start this year, equipment will be purchased. Completion of works – 2024.

At the moment, the Zvezda shipyard is also continuing the construction of two new research vessels – Professor Anatoly Elizarov and Professor Pyotr Moiseev. These are the first NIS laid down in the modern history of the country. Their construction started last fall as part of the Year of Science and Technology.

The vessels will allow oceanographic research to be carried out anywhere in the World Ocean using advanced equipment, regardless of weather conditions. In 2022, it is planned to start assembling hull parts and manufacturing 42 sections of the R/V, including laying the keels. The launch is scheduled for 2024.

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