On February 20, Shipyard Severnaya Verf OJSC (Saint-Petersburg) laid down corvettes of project 20380 for RF Navy, the shipyard told IAA PortNews.
The state-of-the-art ships Retivy and Strogy are intended to combat surface ships and submarines, for landing and amphibious operations.
As of the beginning of 2015, RF Navy numbers four ships of this project: Steregushchy, Soobrazitelny, Boiky and Stoiky.
OJSC “Severnaya Verf” Shipyard (part of United Shipbuilding Corporation Group) is a leading shipbuilding company in Russia, building more than 75% of the Russian military surface warships. The company was founded on November 14, 1912, as “Putilovskaya Shipyard.”
The company is dedicated to construction, repair and retrofitting of surface warships, including destroyers, frigates, corvettes under the state defense contracts for the Russian Navy. The company also executes contracts for foreign Navy under military and technical cooperation. Severnaya Verft also specializes in commercial shipbuilding for the domestic and foreign markets, manufacturing PSVs of various types, icebreakers, tankers and 12000 dwt dry cargo carriers.