The city of Kherson was founded in 1778 on a fortress place, which protected the lands of Russian Empire from Turkish raids. Kherson’s proximity to the Black Sea initiated shipbuilding and people settlement in the estuary of the Dnieper river.
The shipyard consists of two main production areas:
Production Area No. 1 is where units up to 2,000 tons are formed in what is called the Large Unit Building to be further moved on to the building berth (two building berth lines, each 300 meters (980 ft) long).
Production Area No. 2 is where hull forming is carried out in a roofed building berth on two building berth lines each 240 meters (790 ft) long.
Area No. 1
180-185 meters (590½—607 ft)
25.5 meters (84 ft)
4.5 meters (15 ft)
Area No. 2
140-160 meters (459—525 ft)
32.5 meters (107 ft)
4.0 meters (13.1 ft)
3 Outfitting quays
The hull assembling and metal processing facilities performs pre-processing of rolled metal to include straightening, shot-blasting, priming, cutting, and bending. Specific capabilities include:
Straightening and shot-blasting of rolled metal plates up to 50 millimeters (2.0 in) thick; the plasma and gas cutting machines can cut metal plates up to 16 centimeters (6.3 in) thick.
Bending of metal plates up to 50 millimetres (2.0 in) thick of all types and shapes, including shaped bends by profile gauge and frame work, bottom stamping of plates up to 10 millimeters (0.39 in) thick, with diameters ranging from 350 millimeters (14 in) to 800 millimeters (31 in).
Assembly and welding of flat sections sizing 16 meters (52 ft) x 25.3 meters (83 ft) and volumetric units up to 85–180 tons. Production of sections and units facilitated by using 5 to 125 tons overhead cranes and semi- and fully automatic welding equipment.