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KAZAN, January 6. /TASS/. Two ships of Project 15310, due to be used to lay and repair cable lines of communication in the Arctic region, will be laid down at the Zelenodolsk Shipbuilding Plant named after A.Gorky (Zelenodolsk Shipyard, based in the Republic of Tatarstan), the plant’s representative, Olga Makarova, told TASS on Tuesday.
“Such ships will be built in Russia for the first time on the initiative of the Russian Defence Ministry. Deputy Defence Minister Yuri Borisov will take part in the ceremony,” she said.
The plant specialises in the construction of warships and passenger high-speed vessels. In 2015 it will mark the 120th anniversary. Over 1,500 ships and river craft, and vessels of different classes and purposes have been built at the plant. The construction of passenger high-speed vessels of A145 project, RST25 project oil tankers, fast attack craft of 21631 project and Gepard 3.9 type frigates are among the significant projects of the plant.