I believe I have assembled enough resources for a satisfactory answer,
including statistics on the number, and types of, ships being built at
I also found what appears to be a complete list of Russia?s shipyards
(there?s approximately 40 shipyards and design bureaus in Russia; some
yards closed in the early ?00s); that list contains hyperlinks to
summaries on each shipyard and design bureau listed.
I have also found information about popular ship design software in
the Russian shipbuilding industry, including which software is used by
some of Russia?s most prominent shipbuilders.
These resources provide a good general overview of the evolution of
Russian shipbuilding during the post-Cold War/Soviet era.
As of 1998, there were 44 shipbuilding yards in Russia:
?SHIPBUILDING IN NORTHWEST RUSSIA? by MARIA CHERNOBROVKINA
(This paper was cited earlier by rahulvaja-ga, who listed some other
very helpful resources for you.)
As of December 2001, there were 40 shipyards according to this report
in BISNIS (Business Information Service for Newly Independent States):
? ?OVERVIEW OF SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY? Author: Irina Konstantinova,
Commercial Specialist, CS Vladivostok?:
That figure of 40 shipyards is also cited by the Federation of
American Scientists (FAS) in this December 2001 report:
See what appears to be a complete list of Russian shipyards at
The header says ?Military,? but I count 38 shipyards and design
bureaus, so this appears to be a complete list. (It?s possible that
two more shipyards closed since the previously cited 2001 data.)
At the above link you can see which kinds of ships each shipyard or
design bureau specializes in, and you can click the hyperlinks to
profiles of each shipbuilder listed.
Among the Design Bureaus cited there is Severnoye Design Bureau, which
is also mentioned by Naval Architect in an article I?ve cited for you.
(It appears farther down this answer).
?The State Owned Enterprise Severnoye Design Bureau is a leading firm
in Russia company in designing of the modern fleet. The Severnoye
Design Bureau (SDB) emerged in the shipbuilding industry in April
?The Severnoye Design Bureau has been Russia?s leading designer of
combatant surface ships of all major classes. More than 550 ships with
total displacement of about 1.5 million tons have been built in
accordance to the designs of the Bureau. These range from escort ships
with a displacement of 1,200 tons to nuclear-powered cruisers, and
include corvettes, frigates, destroyers, dry freight ships, chemical
tankers, scientific research vessels and refrigerator ships.?
Also see this article on the Institute, ?Russia is Leader in Naval
Shipbuilding Technologies,? published by Military Parade, January
(Scroll down the page to see the article, which focuses on the Central
Research Institute of Shipbuilding Technology.)
See FAS?s report on the ?Central Research Institute of Shipbuilding Technology?:
Also see Nevskoye Planning and Design Bureau:
?Russia's primary designer of large surface vessels.?
STATISTICS: Military/Commercial Shipbuilding: Including Exports, Book
Order: Military and Commercial:
You should find this lengthy 2005 report from the Rand Corporation,
?Differences Between Military and Commercial Shipbuilding Implications
for the United Kingdom?s Ministry of Defence,? of great interest:
Despite the title?s reference to the UK, this report also contains
statistics on Russian military and commercial ship production and
exports, while providing some solid context on how Russia compares to
Scroll down to page 7: ?The Soviet Union began the Cold War with a
great burst of military shipbuilding, as measured by the number of
ships in the 1950s (Figure 2.1). Comparing Figures 2.1 and 2.2 reveals
that the Soviet strategy changed in the 1960s, from large numbers of
small ships to smaller numbers of large ships. This pattern continued
through the 1970s and 1980s, but Russian shipbuilding slowed in the
1990s and virtually ceased by the end of the century.? (You?ll see the
two tables referenced.)
Scroll down to page 19 to ?Table 2.2: Projected Military Ship
Production, 2003?2012.? You?ll see Russia is expected to build 20
military ships for export; none for domestic use.
Page 56: ?Section 5.5 Germany, France, and Russia Dominate the
Projected Military Ship Export Market?
Page 57: ?Table 4.1 World Commercial Shipbuilding Order Book, January
2003.? Russia is 20th on the list.
Page 75: ?Table 5.1 Projected Military Ship Export Market, 2003?2012.?
Continuing on to pages 76 and 77, you?ll see some specifics for
Russia: including a breakdown of the specific types of ships being
built for export at two leading Russian shipyards Baltiisky Zavod and
Severnoe Design Bureau. These ships include ?Patrol boat (various), ?
?Destroyer? and ?Frigate.?
Page 78: ?Table 5.2 Projected Military Ship Production, 2003?2012.?
Russia is 3rd. On Page 79, see the pie chart which shows that Russia
is responsible for 19% of production of military shipbuilding
Page 81: ?Table 5.4 Projected Value of Military Ship Export Market,
2003?2012, by Exporter and Ship Type (in $ millions).?
Demand in the Russian ship-building industry is shifting to the civil
market: merchant ships, and the oil and other natural reserve
industries. However, Russia remains a dominant player in naval ship
production and export.
See the editorial ?Russian shipbuilding: a sleeping giant re-awakes,?
from the September 2002 edition of The Naval Architect (which is
published by RINA, Britain?s Royal Institution of Naval Architects):
The article cites key player Severnoye Design Bureau of St.
Petersburg: ? Formerly, Severnoye's primary skills lay in naval
technology but today the company has re-structured itself much more
towards the merchant shipbuilding scene . . . .?
?Yards such as Severnaya Verf are in an ideal position to lead here,
with a possible 15-ship series of the Valday-class cargo ship project
at Severnaya Verf.?
In fact, the Valday-class cargo ship project ?are being hailed as the
first major orders by a Russian owner at a domestic shipyard since the
break-up of the Soviet Union.?
At the bottom of the page you?ll see a note that the September 2002
issue of The Naval Architect contains a special feature story on
changes in the Russian naval industry.
Also see the editorial from September 2005 issue of The Naval
Architect. ?Oil, gas, and minerals spur Russia's marine industries?:
You can?t read the Naval Architect online, but you may order specific
issues from RINA here:
?Russian Shipbuilders May Earn $10Bln From Export,? The Moscow News, May 20, 2004:
?The export of Russian combat vessels to such countries as China,
India, Algeria and Brazil may bring in over $10 billion in the nearest
future, says Boris Kuzyk, general director of New Programs and
Concepts (NPC) Ltd.?
?World Navies Today: Russia? from Haze Gray & Underway:
Also see the previously cited FAS report on military ship contracts
Of possible interest: You can review Russia?s fleet at this link
?Related Photo Features: Soviet & Russian Navy 1950's through 1990's?:
You can link your way to a wealth of photos of military ships and subs
built from the 1950s to the 1990s.
TOP SHIPBUILDING SOFTWARE: RUSSIAN CLIENTS
I can?t find a definitive market share leader, but Foran Systems and
Tribon Solution AB (sold to AVEVA in 2004), seem to be predominant.
At the previously cited 2002 Naval Architect article, ?Russian
shipbuilding: a sleeping giant re-awakes?:
?Leading design offices and yards are already using or planning to use
the latest versions of premier CAD/CAM integrated software, such as
Tribon and Foran . . . .?
AVEVA claims its Tribon software is used by 80% of the world?s leading
ship builders, and they have an impressive list of clients in Russia.
See this July 12, 2005 press release from AVEVA, posted at CIMdata:
?Product News AVEVA Announces The Launch Of VANTAGE Marine 11.6?:
?AVEVA has released its first solution to bring together its flagship
PDMS technology with that of Tribon, the leading shipbuilding system
it acquired in 2004. VANTAGE Marine 11.6.?
? . . .The Tribon system is already used by 80% of the world's top 50
shipbuilders and is being used for the design of more than 33% of all
ship projects worldwide. It offers a complete solution from initial
design and analysis . . . .?
At its corporate site, AVEVA notes under ?Milestones? that it
?acquired Tribon Solutions AB, the world's most successful
shipbuilding solutions company . . .?
In this April 21, 2004 press release, posted at PR Newswire, Richard
King, AVEVA's Chairman, stated: "The Tribon acquisition will extend
our business into the adjacent and complementary sector of
shipbuilding. Tribon is the leading provider of engineering IT
solutions to the shipbuilding sector . . .?
Magnus Feldt, Marketing Manager Marine Solutions for AVEVA, replied to
my inquiry explaining that he cannot provide sales or market share
information. But he did list all Tribon clients in Russia:
Central Marine Design Bureau Almaz
CJSC ES "Concord"
Iceberg Design Bureau JSC
JSC Astrakhan Shipwright
Marine Technology Development Ltd., Branch Office
Nevskoye Design Bureau
PCB Petrobalt Ltd. Design Bureau
Proteus Training Center
Rybinsk Shipbuilding Plant
St.Petersburg State Marine Technical University
Vympel Design Bureau JSC
Yantar Commercial Shipyard?
(The first client listed, Admiralty Shipyard, is mentioned as the one
of the most significant shipyards in Russia in my first citation, the
1999 report ?SHIPBUILDING IN NORTHWEST RUSSIA?. You can visit
Admiralty?s homepage at:
Go to AVEVA?s site to check out their ?Library,? which provides an
overview of some of their programs:
At their ?Press Releases? page, scroll down to find several
You can also learn about AVEVA from this overview, written by Rachel
Meyer, at Hoover?s Online:
See this May 24, 2005 press release from Foran:
?Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RMRS) has issued the Approval
Certificate for FORAN naval architectural calculations.?
Here?s some press releases from Foran re: sales of licenses in Russia,
including a major sale to JSC Vyborg Shipyard
You can review a complete list of Foran System?s Russian clients at this page:
?SEVMASH TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY Russia University
SEVMASH PREDPRIATIE PO Russia Shipyard
SEVERNOYE DESIGN BUREAU Russia Design Bureau
SEVERNAYA VERFT Russia Shipyard
NOVIT Russia Design Bureau
KRASNOYE SORMOVO SHIPYARD JSC Russia Shipyard
BALTIYSKI ZAVOD Russia Shipyard
AKO BARSS VYBORG Russia Shipyard?
Admiralty Shipyards also uses Foran Systems software. See this press
release: ?SCIENTIFIC, TECHNOLOGICAL AND INDUSTRIAL JOURNAL
SUDOSTROENIE 5 2004 /SHIPBUILDING/? at SET (Shipbuilding, Engineering,
Scroll down to subheader ?INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES?:
You?ll see that Admiralty uses CAD/CAM systems from Foran, as well as Tribon.
You can review Foran System?s various CAD/CAE/CAM software programs at this page:
Design Systems and Technologies (DS&T)
This October 1, 2003 press release announced DST?s partnership with
Marine Technologies Ltd., of Kaliningrad, Russia:
Marine Technologies Ltd.:
Marine Technologies has its own two shipyards in Russia, SEVMASH and Zvezdochka:
You can review their software page at:
That page is in Russian. For English, the site refers you back to DS&T
for information on ?CAD/CAM/CAE software.?
Marine Technologies also sells HydroComp marine software:
According to the DMOZ Open Directory, this is the largest shipyard in Russia:
See their homepage:
? . . . Baltiysky Zavod . . . holds a monopoly among the Russian
shipyards in the construction of surface ships and ships with a
nuclear power plant.
? . . . Lately the construction of civil ships has become our prime
goal. Nowadays Baltiysky Zavod has established a reputation as a
reliable supply source of commercial ships among owners all over the
world. Chemical carriers, floating power supply units, icebreaking
ships for offshore oil/gas fields support are the priority projects
for the yard.?
Review the company?s ?CAL Technologies?:
This ?Pilot Project,? utilizing CAD/CAM and PDM, should be of interest to you:
Also see Russoft, which according to Wikipedia:
?. . .is a multi-national association of software companies of Russia,
Ukraine and Belarus..
?RUSSOFT exists to enhance marketing and advocacy for the software
industry within the territories of the former Soviet Union.?
See Russoft?s homepage:
There, I searched for shipbuilding and found only one IT firm in
Russia that develops software for ship design, NovIT Spb. There was
also a link to this article ? NovIT Spb. Company Profile. Directory of
offshore software development services providers from Russia and the
former Soviet Un ?
See NovIT Spb;s homepage:
Their list of clients in Russia can be found at the very bottom of this page:
?? Northern shipyard;
? PCB "Severnoye";
? PCB "Almaz";
? North-Western branch of joint-stock company "MegaFon";
? Chernomorsky Shipyard;
? Joint-stock company Plant ?Krasnoe Sormovo? "
Explore their Design Department here:
Their ?Projection Department? lists types of ships under design:
These links may be of interest to you:
At the International Science & Technology Center (ISTC), Russia:
I found these resources:
Krylov Central Research Institute:
Scroll down the page to:
?Throughout its more than a century-long history, the Krylov Institute
has always been the primary research institution of the national
See the red numbers that are hyperlinked under ?ISTC Relations.? You
can click on those to see which projects Krylov is working on with
Scroll farther down the page to the subheader ?Description of Research
Activity, which provides a good roundup of Krylov?s current R&D
Laser Tanker-Docking System:
Board Systems for Preventing Air and Naval Accidents
This software development project is being conducted by ISTC in
conjunction with an ?Independent Inventor, Moscow, Russia.?
?In accordance with the software (to be developed and installed in a
board computer), the system analyses data from distance measuring
equipment (to be mounted aboard an aircraft or ship) and from other
board sensors, and control data from a pilot or the ground service,
and generates resulting control data (to be transferred to aircraft or
ship drives). Handling, communicating and distance measuring
equipment, board sensors and aircraft or ship drives are connected
with a board computer as standard external units.?
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of the above links, please post a ?Request For Clarification? and I
will assist you.
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