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The hydrofoil new generation of "Valdai 45R" presented in Saint-Petersburg in the framework of SPIEF 2018
Material posted: Gornova Anna M.Publication date: 30-05-2018
At the St. Petersburg international economic forum (SPIEF-2018) in the Neva river, the presentation of high-speed passenger hydrofoils (SEC) a new generation of "Valdai 45R", designed and built by JSC "CKB po SPK im. R. E. Alekseev", the correspondent of "PortNews".

This is the first river passenger SPK new generation, which is based on our own production CDB using the most modern equipment and materials. The last time the CCB self-built ship of similar size on their project about 50 years ago. Technical descent of the head vessel, held in September in Nizhny Novgorod region, was timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the designer, the Creator of the hydrofoils Rostislav Alexeyev.

"We have revived Alekseevskoe shipbuilding. Today, the CDB not only the designs of the court, but became the scientific-research and scientific-industrial complex. Built two ships of the project "Valdai 45R". One completes sea trials on the Neva, the second starts sea trials at the Nizhny Novgorod sea in the town of Chkalov," - said CEO of the concern "CKB po SPK named after R. E. Alekseev" Georgy Antsev, during the presentation of the vessel.

According to the acting Governor of the Nizhny Novgorod region Gleb Nikitin, Rostislav Alexeyev projects are the pride of Russia and Nizhny Novgorod shipbuilding and have no analogues in the world. Over 40 years of production were produced 5000 hydrofoils that were supplied in more than 35 countries.

"These passenger vessels will be in demand not only domestic but also foreign customers, which will contribute to the task of increasing exports of Russian high-tech products," - said Gleb Nikitin.
According to him, work on creation of the SEC "Valdai 45R" is conducted in the framework of the State program of the Russian Federation "Development of shipbuilding and equipment for offshore fields development in 2013-2030 years". with the support of the state. R & d project was completed over budget, and its execution was made by the company "Radar MMS" and "CDB them. Alekseeva".

"As for support from the state, perhaps in the future it will be implemented through interest rate subsidies to transport companies for the purchase of such passenger vessels", - said Gleb Nikitin.
How, in turn, noted Georgy Antsev, this project was invested a lot of high technologies in electronics, materials science, hydrodynamics, and funds of the company "Radar MMS" and "CDB them. Alekseeva" as had to make a trade again.

"Today, we think over a huge number of new types of ecological water transport in the electric propulsion. This transport of the future. Do hydrofoil has a huge future, because it is fast, environmentally friendly transport. He does not wave, and therefore no erosion and erosion of the coastline, which is very important for cities and settlements", - said Georgy Antsev.
He also noted that currently, the Black sea completed sea trials one ship of the project "CDB them. Alekseeva" - "Comet 120" vessels built by Vympel (Rybinsk).

"We are proud that this year has released two ships on underwater wings. It's a nice mission to revive tourism on the river. Today we signed the agreement with the Marine facade. I hope we will get to the program on the Baltic Sea and will transport tourists of St. Petersburg on the new ships," - said Antsev.
"Valdai 45R" – the successor of the best traditions of "Meteors" and "Missiles" capable of high-speed transportation of passengers in daylight hours in salons, equipped with chairs aircraft type. This vessel is designed for operation over the full-flowing rivers in the entire territory of Russia from the Central part to the Far East. The vessel length is 21.3 m, width – 5,2 m, speed – 65 km/h, Seating capacity – 45 people, cruising range – 400 km, crew – 2 people.


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