On Friday, May 12, the head of the region Vasily Golubev visited the Don Shipbuilding and Shiprepairing Enterprise «RIF» and inspected the production site where a new boat from the unique high-strength polypropylene was being built. The inspection of the enterprise was attended by the head of the city administration Vitaly Kushnaryov.
The Governor appreciated the comfort and reliability of a small boat by sailing on one of the boats on the Don River. Following the visit to the unique production company, the Governor demanded to speed up the development of innovative vessels created by the enterprise for the needs of domestic military and rescue units.
In 2014, the plant introduced a unique technology for the construction of boats, catamarans and other means for the water transport and agro-industrial complex, Oleg Gryzlov, the company’s chairman, told Vasily Golubev.
Being the only enterprise in Russia, the company uses high-density polyethylene to create ships. Innovative material, previously not used in Russian shipbuilding, passed all necessary tests and received a positive opinion from the Krylov State Research Center. Unsinkable, non-corrosive vessels have an average service life of 30 years.
To date, 6 boats of a new series have been constructed. The products of Don shipbuilders were highly appreciated by the military, rescuers, and patrol services. The RIF’s boats received awards at Naval Salon-2015, Neva-2015 and Army-2016 exhibitions. Soon, two catamarans of large capacity— for 250 people each with a total investment of 40 million rubles — will be launched.
According to the Governor, the unique enterprise clearly needs support. The creation of innovative vessels from polymeric material is an important step in the development of modern domestic shipbuilding, believes Vasily Golubev.
The Governor instructed the sectoral ministries to promote the distribution of products of Don shipbuilders in the country.