57 Svoboda street,
Nizhny Novgorod

Phone: (831) 273-84-00 Fax: (831) 273-65-11 Email: cdb@cdb-lazurit.ru
Greetings with Submariner’s Day!

On March 19, 2018, a solemn meeting in honor of the Submariner’s Day was held near the Lazurit Central Design Bureau building. It wasfollowed by laying of flowers to the memorial plaques of the Bureau directors, V.P. Vorobyov and N.I. Kvasha.

General Director of Lazurit Central Design Bureau JSC E.M. Appolonov congratulated the attendees with the remarkable date.

Change of Management

On May 25, 2017, by the decision of the regular general meeting of shareholders of the Lazurit Central Design Bureau JSC the authority of Director General Ogar Vladimir Alexandrovich was terminated.

Appolonov Evgeny Mikhailovich was elected to the position of General Director.

Appolonov Evgeny Mikhailovich was born in Leningrad in August 22, 1954.

He worked at the Krylov State Research Center since 1977 after graduating from the Leningrad Shipbuilding Institute. In 1982 he defended his PhD (Eng.) thesis, and in 2003 became Full Professor (in Russian- “Doctor of Engineering Sciences”).

In 1994 he was appointed Head of the Strength Section of surface ships, in 2006 - Deputy Head of the Strength Division, in 2007 - Head of the Center for Research and Design Development of Marine Resources, in 2009 - Deputy Director, in 2012 - Deputy General Director.

Since 2005, as a second job, he taught at the St. Petersburg State Marine Technical University as a professor at the Ship Design Chair.

Since December 7, 2013, E.M. Appolonov served as Rector of the St. Petersburg State Marine Technical University.

Since 2016 he has been appointed chief scientific officer of the Krylov State Research Center

By the decision of the regular general meeting of shareholders the Board of Directors of the Company was elected. It comprises:

Laptev Konstantin Viktorovich,

Shishkin Andrey Nikolaevich,

Shulepov Stanislav Valentinovich,

Fayzutdinov Ildar Shafigullovich,

Zagorodny Evgeny Nikolaevich.

Congratulations on the Submariner’s Day!

Dear colleagues!

Congratulations on the Submariner’s Day!

We wish you to be always proud of our State, to live with the marine elements at soul, and never loose courage of heart. We wish you smooth dives, easy recoveries, fair currents and absence of obstacles at the life journey.

In commemoration of the holiday, a ceremonial meeting with laying of flowers to the memorial plaques of Directors of the Central Design Bureau -V.P. Vorobyov and N.I. Kvasha - took place near the building of Lazurit Central Design Bureau JSC. Chairman of the Council of Veterans K.N. Malygin and Chief Designer of Projects I.V. Schkoda congratulated the team with the remarkable date. They noted outstanding achievements of Lazurit CDB in the matter of underwater shipbuilding and wished the Design Bureau further prosperity.

Congratulations! For the high grade of professional achievements


For the high grade of professional achievements to:

Mrs. SHALAGINA Tatyana Viktorovna

Mr. KUZNETSOV Alexander Konstantinovich

Mr. UMYAROV Sabit Khamzyatovich

For the great contribution to the Home Science development, special achievements in the field of scientific research and developments, and in connection with the Day of Russian Science, the following is granted to:

Mrs. Shalagina Tatyana Viktorovna, engineer of Category I - a Certificate of Honor from the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Entrepreneurship of the Nizhny Novgorod region,

Mr. Kuznetsov Alexander Konstantinovich, Deputy Chief Designer - an Honorary Diploma from the Governor of the Nizhny Novgorod region,

Mr. Umyarov Sabit Khamzyatovich, Chief Designer - a Letter of Gratitude from the Government of the Nizhny Novgorod region.

External Audit

For many years Lazurit CDB JSC has been working to keep up to date permits, approvals and licenses from the regulatory authorities necessary for implementation of the organization activities.

To confirm the license for designing and construction of nuclear installations, from October 19 to 21, 2016, Commission of the Volga Interregional Territorial Administration for nuclear safety supervision carried out inspection of Lazurit CDB JSC and checked authenticity of documents submitted to confirm the license.

The supervisory authority checked:

- Reliability of information submitted as part of documents,

- Availability and adequacy of regulatory, legal and normative basis adopted by Lazurit to substantiate safety of the declared activity,

- Hardware and software of the organization that allows to carry out work in the field of nuclear energy,

- Readiness of the organization to implement the stated activities.

As a result of the Commission inspection, an Act was drawn with the conclusion about authenticity of the information submitted as part of the documents and readiness of Lazurit to carry out the stated activity. The license for designing and construction of nuclear installations for civil purposes was confirmed.

Lazurit CDB for Future Generations

On October 26 representatives of Lazurit CDB were invited to the opening of a new page of the Museum of Local Wars functioning at the Municipal Budget Educational Institution, School No. 79, of Nizhny Novgorod. It was dedicated to Sormovo ship-builders and Nizhny Novgorod submariners.

The school museum, the winner of Nizhny Novgorod Prize in the nomination of Socially Significant Projects has been functioning since February 2011. A vast exposition was collected here during the few years.

Today, the museum has been implementing the idea of creating a new section representing the submarine fleet, in the design and construction of which Sormovites, including Lazurit employees, had taken and have been taking an active part.

On behalf of Lazurit CDB the opening ceremony was attended by representatives of the Administration, Veterans Council, Chief Designer of Projects, veterans of the Great Patriotic War. A WWII veteran, former Deputy Chief Designer of Lazurit CDB, Pavel P. Yaichnitsyn, cut the ribbon in front of the new stand.

The school hosts have prepared a real holiday for the guests. Under the accompaniment of songs about the sea and the submarine fleet, several videos were demonstrated, poems were read, stories were told how the museum had been setup, and finally the guests were treated to tea and cakes.

The museum was presented with gifts - a model of Bester-1 Rescue Vehicle, a book dedicated to the underwater shipbuilding - which will occupy a rightful place in the new exhibition. The parting speeches were made by the WWII veteran, honored submariner P.A. Yaichnitsyn, Deputy General Director V.N.Volkov, Chief Designer of Projects G.V.Bolonin, Deputy Chief Designer of Projects A.A. Subbotin.

The guests shared with the audience their extensive experience in the designing, testing and operation of subsea facilities. The wished prosperity to the museum, supported the vigorous activity of its Director Mordvinova Elena V. as well as the activities of all administrative and teaching staff aimed at bringing up in the children of the sense of patriotism and love for the native land, they expressed hope that the knowledge of the glorious history of Sormovo shipbuilding would help the younger generation in future define the profession, guide them in the difficult life journey.

Exhibition in the Northern Capital

Offshore Marintec Russia 2016, an international conference and exhibition on shipbuilding and development of high-tech equipment for the Arctic and the continental shelf, was held in St. Petersburg from October 4 to 7, 2016.

This was an important political and economic event of the year that brought together about 3 thousand participants from dozens of the neighboring CIS and non-CIS countries. Leading companies shared their experience in technological support, shipbuilding for offshore development, development of integrated offshore facilities.

The Exhibition Complex presented a vast range of equipment and materials for construction of offshore platforms and process systems, demonstrated the potential of the Russian marine and transport shipbuilding, innovative developments in the field of designing vessels for various purposes.

Lazurit Central Design Bureau at the exhibit booth shared with Zvezda SC presented the model of AFRAMAX size tanker. Representative of companies that cooperate in addressing the tasks set by NK Rosneft PJSC, such as FESRC OJSC, Modern Shipbuilding Technologies JSC, SRY 82 JSC, Dalzavod Ship Repair Center, North-East Repair Center OJSC, Lazurit CDB JSC, Transmashholding, Keppel FELS, Kvaerner, Damen, Mhwirth, General Electric, Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. gathered at the booth. All lines of activities of the combined organizations were presented there.

Interest to the combined booth was shown by more than thirty companies - both Russian and foreign ones - related to shipbuilding, supply of equipment, software technologies for shipyards and design offices. Representatives of Lazurit CDB JSC held meetings with Schneider Electric JSC, Energy Solution International PTE Ltd., SPB Metrology LLC., NPO Pribor JSC, ESIWELMA SRL, Giuseppe Fulvio, Polar SPB CJSC, DKC JSC, PKF Modular Cable Systems Ltd., APS Energia RUS LLC, UNIKA (TURKEY), AXION Corporation LLC, Fidesys Engineering Company JSC, Armalit JSC, Yuco, Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works OJSC, Rahmann GMBH, Dialog-Technika LLC and many other interested parties.


To VLADIMIR A. OGAR, General Director of Lazurit CDB JSC,

with the award of the Honorary Diploma of the Governor of Nizhny Novgorod region for conscientious work, great contribution to the development of the enterprise, and assuring of highly efficient production functioning.

EUGENY A. PASYNKOV, Deputy Chief Designer,

with the award of a Recognition Letter of the Government of Nizhny Novgorod region for conscientious work and great contribution to the development of the shipbuilding industry.

Signing of Acceptance Certificate

Lazurit CDB JSC has completed the work within the state defense order for production of the first specimen of Ship Oxygen Compressor Station (SKKS-200M1).

The oxygen station is intended for oxygen supply to DSRV, when it carries out search and rescue operations. The SKKS will be arranged at "Georgy Titov" vessel. It will be dispatched to the vessel in early October, 2016.

On September, 2016 Acceptance Certificate was signed at the solemn ceremony by representatives of the Customer and the Manufacturer.

Russian Navy Day!

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to congratulate you with the remarkable holiday concerning the Russian Navy Day!

Like a ship, overcoming waves and storms, is to float to its destination, you should move to achieve your goal continuously thinking about the best only! Let storms, hurricanes and winds be not dreadful to you!

We wish you good health, welfare, success, sincerity and smiles, and many happy returns of the Day!

Meeting with ABB

On 7 July, 2016, in Nizhny Novgorod, a meeting between representatives of Lazurit CDB JSC and ABB Marine took place.

ABB is a world leader in the production of marine electrical propulsion systems. ABB engineering solutions have been successfully used in the Russian shipbuilding, including, complicated climatic conditions in the Arctic and at the Far East. ABB's today's interests in Russia are associated with Rosneft orders in the market of designing, construction and operation of high ice class vessels with Azipod thrusters.

The subject of the meeting was to consider possible partnership between Lazurit CDB JSC and ABB Marine.

The meeting was held in a warm and friendly atmosphere. ABB made presentations of its latest engineering solutions in the field of modern shipbuilding and discussed the advantages of using such solutions in the projects of prospective vessels developed by CDB.

Whereas, experts of Lazurit CDB JSC raised questions that require detailed study by ABB in the nearest future. In particular, General Director of Lazurit CDB Vladimir A. Ogar suggested that ABB should consider the possibility of participation of Russian companies in the manufacture of ABB equipment. The proposal was met with great interest and left for consideration and discussion with the ABB management.

Upon the meeting results, the representatives of both Parties agreed to continue the dialogue on the possibilities of further cooperation.

Okskaya Shipyard Signed Cooperation Agreement with Lazurit CDB JSC

On July 6, 2016, in Nizhny Novgorod, Vladimir Kulikov, General Director of Okskaya Shipyard JSC, Nizhny Novgorod Region, and Vladimir Ogar, General Director of Lazurit CDB JSC, signed an agreement on the principles of cooperation. Its subject is mutually beneficial cooperation in the construction of fishing and other types of vessels.

This agreement will enable Okskaya Shipyard JSC to expand the range of products, still maintaining the high work quality and strict observance of construction schedule, as well as, in future, to increase the scope of production, that will enhance the shipyard's competitiveness and make it possible to provide the Russian fleet with new vessels.

Lazurit CDB JSC, relying on its long-term experience in shipbuilding and expertise, will get a unique opportunity to take part in new large-scale projects of fishing vessels’ construction.

It is worthy of note that on July 3, 2016, the Head of State signed a Federal Law "On Fishing and Preservation of Aquatic Biological Resources" that envisages allocation to fishing companies of up to 20% of the quotas for construction of new fishing vessels built at Russian shipyards.

For reference:

Okskaya Shipyard is a modern shipyard, which is part of VBTH division of UCL Holding international transport group. The main activities of the company are building of oil tankers and medium-tonnage bulk carriers of mixed navigation, container carriers, special-purpose vessels, barges. In 2015 Okskaya Shipyard was the second largest shipbuilding enterprise in Russia in terms of total tonnage of built vessels.

UCL Holding is an international transport group consolidating a number of Russian shipping, shipbuilding, rail, stevedoring, and logistics companies. UCL Holding also incorporates North-West and Volzhskaya shipping companies, V.F. Tanker Co., a series of shipbuilding and cruise assets.

For about 60 years, Lazurit CDB JSC has been designing various underwater vessels, as well as developing deep-submergence rescue facilities and is the only Russian design bureau that has the required experience of developing such products.

Setting up of Joint Venture

On June 19, 2016., within the XXth International Economic Forum, Rosneft and the Italian company FINCANTIERI signed an agreement on establishing a joint venture between Lazurit CDB JSC and FINCANTIERI S.p. The agreement regulates the basic conditions for establishing a joint venture for designing vessels that will be built at Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex.

The Parties will consider the possibility of joint designing and development of a Floating Supply Base intended for support of offshore activities in the field of oil and gas production.

FINCANTIERI is one of the largest shipbuilding companies, a world leader in the construction of cruise vessels, mega-yachts, fast ferries, offshore engineering facilities , naval vessels. FINCANTIERI Group includes 21 shipyards on four continents. Participation of such a partner in the Russian shipbuilding industry will enhance the technical capacity and will lay the foundations for development of an innovative technology.

Relying on its long-term experience in the shipbuilding and professional knowledge, Lazurit CDB JSC is undertaking the joint work in the Basic Design, development of detailed design documentation and further support of construction at Zvezda SC.

A joint working group will be formed, it will possess the necessary experience and knowledge in order to promptly resolve all issues related to setting up of the joint venture and to start implementation of the order.


Lazurit CDB has started improvement of areas around the main building.

Creating green spaces around any organization is one of the main means to improve the working conditions and to support the health of employees. It is well known that plants enrich the atmosphere with oxygen that is necessary for life of each person. Besides, scientists have proven long ago that contemplation of vegetation is a philosophical process that helps to calm the nerves and to relax mentally. Undoubtedly, the aesthetic factor of making the territory green plays an important role.

This year, the Lazurit management has allocated funds for improvement and landscaping of the organization inner yard.

By the end of June this year the major part of the area has been organised properly. Coniferous plants, i.e. different types of arborvitae and juniper prevail among the plants. These evergreens will make one eyespelased with their decorative view in winter, they require rather little care. Furthermore, coniferous plants release phytoncides capable of killing germs that cause dangerous diseases.

In the nearest future it is planned to refine the whole rather large yard of Lazurit design bureau. A plan for further work, with the indication of green spots, installation of pavilions, benches and other decorative elements has been developed.

Plans for Autumn

In the autumn of 2016 Lazurit CDB JSC plans to participate in two important events - the Second Eastern Economic Forum, which will be held in Vladivostok in early September, and the Offshore Marintec Russia shipbuilding conference that opens in October in St. Petersburg. In Vladivostok and in the northern capital, at a stand shared with the FECSR, Lazurit will present the model of AFRAMAX class tanker.

The East Economic Forum is held annually in Vladivostok in accordance with the Decree of President of Russia. This is an important political and economic event. The first Economic Forum has brought together more than 2,500 participants from dozens of countries in Europe, Asia and Latin America. This year it will address the business fate of the Far East, the opportunities and prospects for its further development.

The Offshore Marintec Russia conference, as well as in the previous years, is preparing an extensive exposition and business program. Such important issues as the development of offshore energy resources, creating a modern fleet, advanced technologies and equipment for construction of the Arctic shelf and its infrastructure will be addressed.

One of Lazurit activities is works related to the development of hydrocarbon fields. CDB has developed a number of projects intended for performing the engineering and geological surveys of the seabed, for drilling operations when developing oil and gas fields in various water areas, including the deep Arctic offshore seas of Russia, in the northern waters of the Caspian Sea and the Tatar Strait.

Drilling facilities serve as platforms for transport & rescue submersibles, as a means to transport rotating crews of underwater drilling vessels and repair crews, as the emergency response operations center for recycling products with gas shows.

A mobile drilling rig for super-shallow offshore waters of the North Caspian Sea has been built against Lazurit drawings and is successfully operated. Developments and feasibility studies of concrete and steel platforms for Sakhalin and Shtokman fields have been performed.

Today, transferring to the next level of its development, being a member of NK Rosneft, Lazurit CDB JSC will be able to offer viable solutions for construction and development of oil and gas fields.

Uspenskoe opens new season

Uspenskoe Recreation Base opens a new season for the employees of Lazurit CDB JSC, their families, and for all those wishing to join them.

The base is located 250 km off Nizhny Novgorod in a picturesque place on Vetluga river. Excellent fishing, lots of mushrooms and berries promise a fruitful holiday for lovers of nature gifts. Colorful northern landscapes will make the hearts of romantics thrill. The remoteness from the centers of civilization will attract fans of seclusion and tranquility.

Once there was a manor of landowner Kazantsev there. After the revolution the former landowner's house was converted into a school, and in summer - into a summer camp. In the seventies, the manor and the land belonging to it were transferred to Lazurit Design Bureau. Its employees built small houses and ever since every summer Uspenskoe hosts numerous guests.

Even in the most difficult years when enterprises and organizations everywhere lost their summer cottages that had functioned perfectly during the Soviet times, but due to poor funding, or for other reasons declined with the change of power in the country, the leaders of Lazurit managed to keep Uspenskoe. A favorite vacation place of all CDB employees, the base today is ready to host those wishing to spend a holiday in the countryside. This year Lazurit management has allocated funds for cosmetic renovation of the base, partial replacement of the water pipelines and the landscape improvement.

On 26, June 2016 the first shift of guests will be arrive at the base.

Collective Agreement for 2016-2019 Is Approved

A conference dedicated to the results of implementing the collective agreement for 2013-2016 and signing a new collective agreement for 2016-2019 was held at Lazurit CDB JSC.

Since April 2016, a large scope of work was conducted concerning the new labour contract. Its signing was preceded by a detailed discussion of all items by the organization staff. Several dozens of suggestions were obtained from the CDB subdivisions. They helped the organization management make an accurate picture of the needs of their employees. While forming the new text, the administration of Lazurit CDB JSC did its best to take into account all comments and suggestions. The priority issues are still acquiring work orders to load the employees, quality of work, logistics, raising living standards of the employees, improving their working conditions and safety, as well as payment of decent salaries. The new collective agreement retains all key guarantees in the field of safety, health, social welfare, labor and leisure. Particular attention is paid at free medical care under the voluntary health insurance system, organization of preventive medical check-ups, rest of employees and their families at the recreational base and in other recreation institutions.

On June 15, 2016 a new collective agreement was adopted. This significant event for the whole team of the organization was held with full attendance of delegates from the subdivisions, as well as of the CDB administration.

During the general discussion the participants noted that all obligations of the parties stated in the previous collective agreement were completed in full. After the speech of First Deputy General Director A.V. Pochekaev, who stated all points of the new document, the collective agreement was approved with due regard to the received comments and suggestions.

The company's management intends to continue to pay serious attention at the implementation of social programs for its employees and their families. The adopted document will serve for the further development of social partnership in the interests of the work force.

Honorable Citizen

Quite recently Albert Alexandrovich Postnov, one of the oldest employees of Lazurit CDB JSC who was at the very outset of the bureau formation, passed away. Albert Alexandrovich was a major specialist, a scientist in the field of general designing and acoustic protection of submarines, Head of Department, Chief Designer of specialization, Chief Sspecialist, corresponding member of the Academy of Military History.

Albert Alexandrovich had written dozens of articles for branch magazines, several brochures and books on shipbuilding and the background of our organization. An active innovator and inventor, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Nizhny Novgorod Polytechnic University, he made a great contribution to the design, construction and commissioning of almost all products of Lazurit bureau. Being a highly qualified specialist, he led a group of chief designers in the United Arab Republic and Yugoslavia. He lived and worked for his country, for his city.

Lazurit team will remember Albert Alexandrovich forever an a sincere and honest person, always ready to help and support in difficult situations, a competent expert, with a responsible attitude to the business, the main and the only historian of CDB.

Albert Alexandrovich was awarded the Red Banner Order, the Badge of Honor, several medals for successful performance of Government tasks in the field of submarine shipbuilding. He was the winner of the State Prize of the Russian Federation.

On June 9, 2016 Albert Alexandrovich Postnov was to be awarded the title of Honorary Veteran of Nizhny Novgorod on the occasion of the Day of Russia and of the city. Albert Alexandrovich did not live to see this event only for three days. He died on 6 June, 2016, being over 83.

Construction of Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex

Implementation of a large-scale project, i.e.construction of Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex, is in full swing at the Far East. Upon the works' completion and signing of the Commissioning Act full-scale construction of civil vessels will start. It is planned to build oil tankers, AFRAMAX-size tankers, ice-class supply vessels.

As of today, major works for erection of the block of hull production buildings have been completed, commissioning of equipment is underway. Installation of equipment in the painting chambers has been implemented. Contracts for delivery of crane equipment to the slipway have been signed.

Lazurit CDB JSC is actively involved in the technological outfitting of the shipyard, starting from preparation of Zvezda Far Eastern Shipyard to the construction of the Shipbuilding Complex and finishing with engineering and technological support of building civil vessels there.

Currently Lazurit CDB JSC against the Statement of Work issued by Zvezda Far Eastern Shipyard is finalizing a set of technical documentation.

On June 1, 2016 Chairman of NK Rosneft I.I. Sechin held a meeting in Bolshoi Kamen. It was dedicated to construction of Zvezda SC, and was attended by representatives of companies and organizations involved in the construction, such as NK Rosneft, Zvezda FES, FECSR OJSC, Vostokproektverf OJSC, KER OJSC, FNA.

Main stages of construction of Zvezda Shipyard, potential portfolio of orders, staffing the shipyard with qualified personnel were addressed at the meeting. Construction sites, in particular the block of hull production, painting chambers and the future open slipway were visited.

Completion of the first line of objects at Zvezda SC has been planned for this summer, and it is assumed that construction of the first orders will start in September, and Lazurit CDB JSC is directly involved in their technological support.

Participation in the Forum "Marine Industry of Russia"

Lazurit CDB JSC took part in the Forum" Marine Industry of Russia ".

From May 17 to 19, 2016 in Moscow, the exhibition complex "Gostiny Dvor" hosted the International Forum "Marine Industry of Russia" 2016. This is a major industry event, with an extensive exhibition and a serious business program. Traditionally, it brings together leading experts of major international and domestic companies involved in shipbuilding.

Together with FECSR and Zvezda Shipyard Lazurit presented at the exhibition the mockups of a heavy buiding berth of Svezda SC, AFRAMAX -size oil tanker, floating and gravitational drilling rigs, a prospective marine diesel engine, Goliath bridge crane for Zvezda SC and an interactive mockup of Zvezda SC.

Representatives of Lazurit CDB JSC answered numerous questions of the visitors concerning participation of the design bureau in the shipbuilding cluster of NK Rosneft and the transition to a new, civil line of its activities.

The mockup of AFRAMAX-size tanker, the heavy building berth of Zvezda SC and the interactive mockup of Zvezda SC attracted special attention of visitors. The interest to the stand was expressed by representatives of such organizations as Nevsky Shipyard LLC, Gazpromneft LLC. The interest to the displayed exhibits was demonstrated by Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of Russia A.V. Potapov and Vice President for energy, innovation and localization of NK Rosneft OJSC A.N. Shishkin who visited the joint stand immediately after the official opening of the forum.

Production Site

Own production site of Lazurit CDB JSC has started functioning.

The new shop is outfitted with equipment that allows to perform assembly and welding operations. A vast range of equipment includes turning, drilling, milling, plasma metal cutting machines. The site is equipped with cargo handling gears, including three crane-beams with a lifting capacity over 2 tons.

On May 12, as a result of carried out activities for production preparation, work within the framework of state defense order-2016 has started at the Lazurit production site.

Opening of its own production site will enable the design bureau to cope with some small orders, thereby speeding up the process of their production and reducing the products ' cost.


Letters of Gratitude for long-term honest work, large contribution to the development of domestic science and technology, strengthening of the country 's defence and in connection with celebrating of the Day of the Russian Science were sent from the Government of the Nizhny Novgorod region to the following employees of Lazurit CDB:

Vaneeva Nadezhda K., Leading Designer of Lazurit CDB JSC;

Krupkin Sergey A., Deputy Chief Designer of Projects of Lazurit CDB JSC.

Reception for WWII Veterans

A solemn reception in honour of the 71st anniversary of Victory Day took place on May 10, 2016. Representatives of Lazurit CDB JSC Administration, present at the event, congratulated Veterans of the Great Patriotic War - the former employees of Lazurit - with their most important holiday.

Speeches were delivered by the First Deputy General Director Pochekaev A.V., Deputy General Director on General Issues Volkov V.N., Chairman of the Council of Veterans Malygin K.N.

All veterans were presented with valuable gifts from Lazurit in honour of the Victory holiday.

Congratulations on the Day of Spring, Labor, and May Day holidays.

Dear colleagues!

Congratulations on the Day of Spring, Labor, and May Day holidays.

Life is boring without love for work, accomplishments and creations. We wish your work always be fruitful. Let all of us always have a favourite job, satisfaction with the work done. Let all your goals come true. Let every day be a joy, bringing moral and material satisfaction.

On this wonderful holiday we wish you health, happiness, warmth, wealth, success and prosperity!

Congratulations on the Submariner's Day

Lazurit CDB JSC celebrates the 110-th anniversary of formation of the Russian Submarine Forces - the Submariner's Day, as well as the birthday of its first Director, V.P. Vorobjev.

To commemorate the day, a ceremony of laying flowers to the memorial plaques of Lazurit Directors, V.P. Vorobjev and N.I. Kvasha, and a solemn meeting were held near Lazurit premises. All participants were congratulated with this remarkable date by A.V. Pochekaev. He emphasized that Lazurit had always been and continues to be directly related to this holiday as submarines built against its drawings still cruise in the waters of the world ocean.

On that day, loyal to their traditions, Lazurit representatives took part in the celebrations in the Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin, near the monument to the S-13 submarine. Veteran submariners, commanders of naval units stationed in the Nizhny Novgorod region, heads of industrial enterprises operating in the interests of the Navy, cadet mariners of the Nizhny Novgorod Marine School named after Kulibin were invited to that venue.

All participants were congratulated by V.E. Antonevich, Chairman of the Nizhny Novgorod Regional Branch of the All-Russian Movement for the Navy Support. He recalled the heroic deeds of the Russian Submarine Fleet during World War II and underlined that submarines built by Sormovites had always been remarkable for the quality of construction and durability.

On behalf of Lazurit CDB JSC I.V. Shkoda, Chief Designer of Projects, made a speech.

The festivities were concluded by a Moment of Silence and laying of flowers to the S-13 submarine monument.

Congratulations on the Day of Defender of the Motherland!

This is the day of brave and strong-minded men who have something to defend, i.e. their Motherland, their home, their job, their future and their beloved ones.

Despite the increasing role of civil shipbuilding in the activities of our organization, Lazurit has always been and will be guarding the maritime borders of Russia. The most valuable things we have are peace, placidity and stability that is guaranteed by warships designed by Lazurit CDB.

We wish you to move forward to the new projects and new challenges without defeat. We wish you good health, happiness, mutual understanding, peace and success in strengthening the combat readiness of the fleet of our Motherland!

Be happy!

Latest Rescue Vehicle Joined the Russian Pacific

Great Job - Deserved Reward

According to the results of 2015, the Council of Veterans of Lazurit CDB JSC ranked first among the veteran organizations of Nizhny Novgorod. The Council of veterans led by Konstantin N. Malygin has done a great job.

In 2015, Regulations on the Board of Veterans of Lazurit CDB JSC was drafted and approved. Constant work to update the list of all CDB veterans and pensioners -celebrating a jubilee is under way. Congratulations and cash prizes are organised for holidays and jubilees of CDB veterans.

In honor of celebration of the 70th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War, books "They Fought for Their Motherland" and "Veterans of the Labor Front" were released, a framed gallery of Victory Heroes from the employees of CDB and their families was organised, a creative competition n "What I know about the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 was held.It was followed by awarding of the participants.

Within cooperation with the Nizhny Novgorod regional branch of the All-Russian public movement of Navy support, CDB actively participated in many activities such as the solemn meeting on the Submariner Day; the meeting dedicated to the "Kursk" submarine remembrance day; the celebration of the Day of the Navy of the Russian Federation; opening of the monument to Peter the Great in Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin; as well as in the conference dedicated to the anniversary of the Russian Navy formation. A scientific-practical conference dedicated to the 30th anniversary of commissioning Barracuda NPS to the Navy was held. It was documented by a movie.

Public Chamber of the Council of Veterans of CDB started functioning where veterans can get information and clarification on privileges and benefits, acquire help to resolve the legal issues, as well as suggestions for leisure activities.

Contest "The Best Design Engineer-2015"

As part of the celebrations dedicated to the New Year at Lazurit CDB JSC, the results of the contest for the title of "The Best Design Engineer-2015" were summarized and the winners were announced. Diplomas and prizes were bestowed for the 1st place - to the Leading Designer N.K.Vaneeva, for the 2nd place - to the Designer of Category 1 E.V. Guryanova, for the 3rd place - to the Design Engineer of Category 2 - E.E .Gulyaeva.

General Director of CDB Vladimir A. Ogar congratulated all members of the organization with the New Year and the winners - with their achievements and expressed confidence that this contest will become annual and will boost the creative initiative of the designers.

«Bester-1» in the sky

In late December 2015 in Tver within the state test has been validated aviatransportabelnost life deep-sea vehicle "Bester-1." Tests conducted JSC "CDB" Lapis "together with JSC" Admiralty Shipyards ", military transport aircraft and the Research Institute of SIPTU VUNTS BMA.

Experience of transport aircraft SGA projects CDB "Lapis" already exists. In 1996. thus was tested for aviatransportabelnost unit project 18270. In general, the transfer of deep-sea rescue equipment at any distance is carried out by land - via road and rail platforms, as well as on the water.

Currently, there is a need for timely delivery of SGA air to any point of our country, to any of the fleets. Mobility rescue unit significantly expands the probability of aid who are in emergency situations submariners.

From St. Petersburg rescue unit was brought in Tver on the trailer. Previously, for the loading of dimensions, with the SGA has been dismantled and shipped in special shipping containers all projecting equipment.

The tests were held at the airport Migalovo. Rescue deep-sea vehicle "Bester-1" Project 18271 was immersed in the plane military transport aircraft An-124 "Ruslan", which then for two hours to maneuver over the airfield.

Tests were considered successful. After the signing of the relevant acts, the same day MUH "Bester-1" delivered on the same plane to the Pacific Fleet in Vladivostok, and is included in the service of search and rescue operations.

Navy Day

On July 26, 2015 a solemn meeting devoted to the Navy Day was held at the Square of Minin and Pozharsky, near the monument to V.P. Chkalov.

The event was attended by veterans of the Navy and Marine Corps, veterans of military shipbuilding, representatives of naval units located in the Nizhny Novgorod region and of related organizations, designers of military engineering facilities.

The meeting was opened by Chairman of the Nizhny Novgorod regional branch of the All-Russian Movement of Navy Support V.E. Antonevich. After the meeting , solemn laying of flowers to the monument to S-13 submarine in the Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin took place.

Hyperbaric Chamber at the IMDS

At the International Maritime Defence Show (IMDS-2015) in St. Petersburg the hyperbaric chamber developed by Lazurit CDB OJSC (an example of products intended for peaceful purposes) attracted special attention of the public.

TV reporter Nicholay Rastvortsev who covered the Show eventst, visited our stand alongside with other ones.

Nikolay Rastvortsev: "By the way, many companies have presented products for peaceful purposes. This hyperbaric chamber has been developed by specialists of Lazurit CDB who design submarines. With the help of oxygen under pressure one can cure gangrene, burns, craniocerebral injuries, and much more. This method is used to recover the health of submariners and divers. "

Maxim Vlasov, engineer: "This chamber has been invented, developed by Russian engineers. The completing components are also of domestic production, the only thing that is not ours is a microphone, but we shall replace it as well."

Navy Day Celebration

Since 2009, the Nizhny Novgorod regional meeting of the Public Movement for Navy Support arranges and conducts a centralized celebration of the Navy Day.

This year's celebration will be held on July 26 at 12:30 at the square of Minin and Pozharsky near the monument to V.P. Chkalov.

The event will be attended by veterans of the Navy and Marine Corps, veterans of military shipbuilding, representatives of naval units located in the Nizhny Novgorod region and of related organizations.

Participation in the International Maritime Defence Show

From July 1 to 5, 2015 Lazurit Central Design Bureau OJSC took part in the Seventh International Maritime Defense Show that was held in St. Petersburg.

A number of officials from the Ministry of Defense and the Navy of Russia, representatives of the Ministry of Trade and Industry, heads of other organizations and research institutes displayed interest to the exhibits of Lazurit CDB. The exhibits also aroused a keen interest in foreign representatives.

The CDB staff and namely General Director of Lazurit CDB OJSC Vladimir Ogar competently answered any questions on relevant subjects.

The report "Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle of Project 18272" was delivered by Chief Designer of GGK-97 Viktor Kudryakov. The paper is included in to the Proceedings of the international research and training conference "Innovations, as the basis for modern technologies of search and rescue maritime activities" .

Upon the exhibition completion the diplomas for "Active participation in the Seventh International Maritime Defense Show," for "The best exposition" and the medal of the Show winner were bestowed to CDB.

Upon the whole, the results of the exhibition are positive.


Celebration of the 343rd Anniversary of the Birth of Peter the Great

On June 9, 2015 a festive event dedicated to the 343rd anniversary of the birth of Peter the Great was held at the square in front of the Conception Tower, near the monument to the tzar-reformer. Deputy Chief Designer of Lazurit CDB Alexey Subbotin delivered a speech at the meeting.

In his speech he emphasised the importance for Russia for the reforms implemented by Peter the Great who had laid the foundations of the state which eventually acquired the status of a great naval power.

"We - the shipbuilders of the Nizhny Novgorod land - have always treasured the tradition of the Russian Navy and are ready now to dedicate to Russia all our efforts, enthusiasm and creative energy," - said Alexey.

Participation in the International Maritime Defence Show

In July this year Lazurit CDB OJSC will take part in the Seventh International Maritime Defense Show. The Show will be held in St. Petersburg on July 1-5, 2015.

The IMDS-2015 Organizers: Ministry of Industry and Trade of the RF, with participation of Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, Government of St. Petersburg and Rosoboronexport JSC.

Lazurit CDB OJSC will present its latest achievements in the field of developing the world's oceans and production of bio-resources, rescue and hyperbaric engineering. The Show will be attended by Chief Designers of projects who will answer any questions on relevant subjects.

We invite representatives of interested organizations to visit our Stand 809 in Hall 8a.


Shevchuk Vladimir A.

e-mail: info@cdb-lazurit.ru


On May 6 a meeting with the veterans of the Great Patriotic War and home front workers was held at the Lazurit CDB. Young employees organized a concert for them.

A contest of creative works of the employees, their children and grandchildren entitled "What I know about the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945" took place within the celebrations of the Victory Day.

Greetings on the Submariners’ Day

Dear colleagues!

Our best regards to you on behalf of the Submariners’ Day!

As ordered by Nicholas II, on this day in 1906 for the first time in history submarines were included into the classification of military ships. Nowadays this is an up-to-date fleet consisting of nuclear-powered, diesel and missile strategic submarines, and March 19 is the holiday celebrated not only by Naval sailors who bravely safeguard the maritime borders of our country, but also by the creators of submarines - designers, repairer specialists, shipbuilders.

It is a special holiday for the Lazurit CDB OJSC, as these were we who designed dozens of submarines, including ones made of titanium with nuclear power plants and missile weapons that were built at the factories of the country against our drawings. High professionalism, creative enthusiasm and love for profession have always been the hallmarks of the Lazurit team.

Let the power of spirit, courage and fortitude serve you a reliable support at work for the benefit of our country. We wish you new wonderful projects, accomplishment of all that you have conceived. Good health, happiness and prosperity to you.

A solemn meeting with laying flowers at the memorial plaques of the first directors of CDB – V.P. Vorobyov and N.I.Kvasha - was held in front of Lazurit on March 19, 2015 on the occasion of the 109th anniversary of the Russian submarine forces.

This day is also the birthday of the Head and Chief Designer of CDB-112, Vorobyev Vladimir Petrovich, who on March 19, 2015 would have become 103 years old.

On that day representatives of the Lazurit CDB OJSC took part in cultural activities held in the Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin at the monument to the S-13 submarine. Veteran submariners residing at Nizhny Novgorod, commanders of naval units stationed in the Nizhny Novgorod region, heads of industrial enterprises working for the Navy, as well as students of the Nizhny Novgorod Kulibin River School were invited to the celebration.

On behalf of Lazurit a solemn speech at the meeting was delivered by a CDB veteran, Chief Designer Alexander Mansurov. He recalled the past achievements of Lazurit for the Motherland and congratulated all those present on the occasion. The event ended with a moment of silence in memory of the submariners who had sacrificed their lives for their country and with laying flowers at the monument to the S-13 submarine decorated with the Order of the Red Banner.

Greetings on the Day of Defender of the Motherland.

Dear colleagues!

On February 23 the people of Russia celebrate the Day of Defender of the Motherland!

On this big day we honor all those who belong to the high rank of Defenders of the Motherland, from the gray- haired veterans decorated with awards to young people who have only recently put on a military uniform, as well as those who are always ready to be a support for their Motherland, family, relatives, dears and nears. With great warmth we congratulate everyone who has made and is making his contribution to the security of maritime borders of our country, to strengthening the combat readiness of the Russian fleet.

We have grown up with this holiday, we grew up and matured, taking for a model the best representatives from the history of our people. Despite the change of the times and political systems, presently February 23 as well as decades ago, is associated primarily with the courage and resilience of the human nature, fortitude and devotion to the Motherland.

We wish you to be a stranger for any defeats, to steadily move forward over a not always easy path of life, we wish you new projects, inspiration, success in everything and always. Let the support of dears and nears fill you with vitality, positive energy, good mood. Good health, happiness and prosperity to you.

Election of the Board of Directors

On 22.01.2015 an extraordinary general meeting of shareholders of the Lazurit CDB OJSC took place. A new Board of Directors was elected by the majority of votes.

AS-30 Tests

On November 14 at 02:00 Moscow time simulation of AS-30 DSRV deep submergence was successfully completed in the DK-6 dock chamber of the Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard. The DSRV repair and modification was conducted at the Kanonersky Ship Repair Yard OJSC in St.- Petersburg against Project 18551 developed by the Lazurit CDB OJSC and the construction was conducted under the Lazurit designer supervision. The tests were carried out within the framework of Phase 2 acceptance tests. In future, the DSRV will be moved to the Pacific Fleet, namely, Vladivostok, where the final phase of the tests, including actual diving to the ultimate depth will be held.

60th Anniversary of Lazurit CDB OJSC

The Lazurit Central Design Bureau Open Joint Stock Co. for almost sixty years has been designing various subsea vessels and developing deep water rescue facilities against the orders of the Russian Navy, and it is the only Russian design bureau, which possesses the required expertise to develop such products. The green years of the Lazurit CDB, maturing of its innovative team took place in the mid-XXth century - the “golden” age of combat submarines, the improvement of which was essentially contributed to by the Nizhny Novgorod submarine designers, who had created a series of distinctive and unique ships.

Opening of Memorial Plaque to V.P.Vorobiev

On May 29, 2012 opening of a plaque on House No. 23, Frunze Street, commemorating Professor Vladimir P. Vorobiev – Head and Chief Designer of the Lazurit CDB, Hero of Socialist Labor, Winner of Lenin and State Prizes took place.

Colleagues, representatives of the Administration of the city of Nizhny Novgorod, veterans of the Sormovsky district and of the Lazurit CDB, relatives came to pay tribute and respect to the wonderful designer, one of outstanding people of his time. The following attendees delivered speeches at the ceremonial meeting: Acting Head of the Administration of Nizhny Novgorod S.V. Gladyshev, Chief Engineer of the Lazurit CDB OJSC A.V. Morozov, a representative of the Nizhny Novgorod regional movement of fleet support A.V.Popov. The speakers said many kind words about Vladimir Petrovich, noted his long-term fruitful work for the benefit and prosperity of the country, his performance, brilliant mind and great human qualities. V.P. Vorobiev was and remains a paragon to follow for the younger generations of shipbuilders.

Modification of Rescue Facilities for the Navy Goes On!

This September the employees of the Kanonersky Ship Repair Yard (St.- Petersburg) performed repair with the modification of AS-26 DSRV built against Project 18551, developed by the Lazurit CDB OJSC (Chief Designer- Victor Kudryakov). For the KSRY it is the first experience of repair works for subsea facilities that can be considered successful. All work was carried out with the direct participation of CDB specialists who provided engineering support and delivery of new completing equipment. The second phase of acceptance tests was successfully completed in September 2011 through testing of mating the AS-26 DSRV with a bottomed diesel submarine located at the testing ground in the Baltic Sea with the actual withdrawal of people from the 'distressed' submarine to the DSRV and their delivery to the MOSHIP. The third and final phase of testing the AS-26 DSRV with submergence to the ultimate depth is planned to be conducted at the Pacific Fleet after the tests with the simulated submergence in the dock - chamber of the Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard.

This project has already been implemented in two Naval ships before. In 2008 AS-28 was successfully commissioned at the Pacific Fleet. At that time the work was carried out by the Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard, the engineering support being provided by Lazurit.

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