CONSTRUCTION OF UNDERWATER PASSENGER EXCURSION SUBMARINE «SADKO»
One of the most significant orders of the company was the construction of the first serial underwater passenger excursion submarine «Sadko».
The boat was made at JSC «Petrozavodsk» and designed under the project and ordered by CDB ME «Rubin» (Chief Designer — Y. N. Kormilitsin).
This facility, cut off from the waterway, was selected in order to minimize the costs. The problem of submarine descent on the water was solved by renting at Vyborg Shipyard a Unique French trailer of «CHEVROLET» company and the floating crane «Bogatyr-6» with the capacity of 300 tons.
The construction of «Sadko» lasted about two years and it was quite interesting because the specialists of the company had to solve a huge range of issues associated with design and technological maintenance, plaza break, materials and standard equipment ordering in different cities and countries, coordination of contracting works and execution of the own work for the production of housing, mounting systems, machinery, equipment and outfitting.
These works were performed by the specialists of CJSC «BARS», experienced in construction and commissioning of dozens of military submarines, and under the designer’s supervision of CDB ME «Rubin». «Sadko» submarine, being designed by the central design bureau «Rubin», embodied reliability of military submarines and modern comfort.