The Severnoye Design Bureau, a leading company designing naval and commercial ships in Russia, was founded in 1946. Throughout the Bureau's more than 62-year life a group of highly qualified naval architects has been capable to solve the most complicated tasks in the area of designing ships and vessels.
The Bureau has designed more than a hundreds ships of different type ranging from 500-ton patrol boat to 26,000-ton heavy nuclear-powered cruiser, and from bulker to whaling boat. In general, more than 550 ships and vessels with a total displacement of about 1,5 million tons have been built under the Bureau's designs. All of them are notable for their seaworthiness, reliability and operation economy. Some of the vessels were for the international market.
Within the last years the Severnoye Design Bureau has developed designs of freezer vessels, trawlers, passenger vessels (SWATH vessel inclusive), environmental vessels with systems of water and atmosphere ecological monitoring, vessels for collection and integrated processing of waste oily water and solid wastes and a hospital vessel. The Severnoye Design Bureau takes part in the Russian Navy Revival programme. More than 20 pilot projects have been carried out.