A new modern dock, manufactured by UkrOboronProm Kherson State Plant “Pallada”, arrived to the customer in South Africa. The total contract value amounts to almost 250 million UAH. The dock was transferred in late April, at the presence of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, after 2.5 months the dock entered the port of the city of Durban, having overcome 9374,55 miles’ distance.
“Today the plant “Pallada” is oriented towards export production. The enterprise timely fulfills the orders on contracts with foreign companies, providing currency earnings to the state budget. These funds are directed toward production of necessary equipment for the Ukrainian army. Having performed this contract, “Pallada” received new opportunities for further development, modernization of production facilities and manufacture of modern weapons and equipment for the Armed Forces of Ukraine”, – UkrOboronProm Director General Roman Romanov said.
“Dormac Doc 1” has a lifting capacity of 8500 tons, the maximum length of 155 m and a width of 32.4 m. Housing dock is made of heavy marine concrete and its conning towers are made of ship steel. This combination of materials allows reducing the operating costs of the dock by 2.5 times, compared to similar steel docks.
Kherson State Plant “Pallada” is the unique Ukrainian enterprise, producing military and dual-purpose products. In the past, the plant had wage arrears, reaching 11 Million UAH at the beginning of 2015, so almost everybody forecast pessimistic scenario of its further existence. Due to consistent work of UkrOboronProm management and effective negotiation of “Pallada” management during international exhibitions, the enterprise signed the largest contract in its history. Today the plant no longer has wage arrears, while working systematically, and its workers are confident in its future development. The docks, produced by KSP “Pallada,” are successfully used in many countries: Japan, South Korea, Finland, Bulgaria, Turkey, Algeria and others. Now the enterprise has expanded its production capacity and started producing reinforced concrete roadblocks for Ukrainian military. (UkrOboronProm/Business World Magazine)