The Almaz Shipbuilding Company (Russian: Судостроительная фирма Алмаз) is a Soviet/Russian manufacturing enterprise, specializing in military and commercial ship design, development and production. Headquartered in St. Petersburg, the factory has 165,000 square metres located in the central part of St. Petersburg on Petrovsky Island (near the Gulf of Finland). On May 24, 2008 Leonid Grabovets was appointed as General Director for one year. It was founded in 1901 for the production of motorboats. It has produced more than a thousand military and commercial ships.