The fourth frigate of Project 11356, the “Admiral Butakov”, will be launched without a power plant in order to avoid delays in the construction of the ship and to deliver it in time – by 2020, the press service of the United Shipbuilding Corporation told RIA Novosti.
In total, it was planned to build six frigates of Project 11356 for the Black Sea Fleet. It was reported earlier that the construction of the second batch of three frigates had been put off because Ukraine refused to supply gas-turbine power plants for the ships.
“Today, the “Yantar” shipyard in cooperation with the Northern Design Bureau is working on the technical possibility of launching the ship without loading a gas-turbine power plant, which may allow to launch the frigate and continue construction without delays. By 2020, the “Admiral Butakov” will be transferred to the fleet,” – the press service said.