Kuznia na Rybalskomu (Ukrainian: "Кузня на Рибальському") is a ship building and armament company in Kyiv, Ukraine. Although situated on the Dnieper River and presently concentrated on river ships, the company is able to produce & repair small sea vessels (both civil and naval), as well as various military equipment.
|Type||Privately held company|
|Industry||shipbuilding, arms industry|
|Founded||1862 (as "Donat, Lipkowski & Co")|
|Founder||Donat Fedir Hryhorovych|
Number of employees
Main production facilities of the company are situated on the Rybalskyi Island in Kyiv since 1928. The shipyard specializes in shipbuilding, ship machines building, and propeller production. In the field of shipbuilding, the plant specializes in building medium fishing vessels, industrial ships and vessels of technical fleet, self-propelled and non-self-propelled barges. Machine building includes steam and hot-water automated boiler units, plate freezing apparatuses, and incinerators. Propeller production includes controllable-pitch propeller (CPP), blades, and lines of shafting.
It was founded in 1862 by production engineer Fyodor Gregorevich Donat as a Joint Stock Company in the Russian Empire. It was mainly a mechanical plant and made different metal structures. For a short period of time (1889-1924), the plant was named "Kiev Machine-Building Plant" and in 1924, it was renamed to Leninska Kuznia. In 1928, by the Decree of Supreme Soviet Union Leninska Kuznia was made into a shipyard. During the Soviet period the LK shipyard also was known as the Ship-building Factory SSZ #302.
In 1995, the company completed a change in ownership and open-type joint Stock Company was set up named Leninska Kuznia Plant. The machine building sector still constitutes a high percentage in general scope of production. In 2017 the plant changed its name to Kuznia na Rybalskomu (the Smithy on the Fishers' [Island]).
In June 2017, the plant finished artillery boats of Gyurza-M-class for the Ukrainian Navy, which were named "Vyshgorod", "Kremenchuk", "Lubny" and "Nikopol".
- Gyurza-M-class artillery boat
- Grisha-class corvette
- Grisha I (5 vessels)
- MPK-52/U-210 "Kherson" built in 1968-71, transferred to Ukraine in 1997, decommissioned in 1997
- MPK-31 built in 1969-73, decommissioned in 1995
- MPK-127 built in 1974-76
- MPK-6 laid down in 1976, status uncertain
- MPK-44 "Komsomolets Latvii"/F11 "Zemaitis" laid down in 1977, transferred to Lithuania in 1992, delisted in 2008
- Grisha III (11 vessels)
- MPK-134 (MPK-64) "Kievskiy komsomolets"/"Muromets" built in 1980-82, renamed in 1992
- MPK-118 "Komsomolets Moldavii"/"Suzdalets" built in 1981-83, renamed in 1992
- MPK-139 built in 1982-84
- MPK-190 built in 1983-85
- MPK-199 "Komsomolets Armenii"/"Kasimov" built in 1984-85, renamed in 1992
- MPK-202 laid down in 1985, status uncertain
- MPK-113 laid down in 1985, status uncertain
- MPK-207 "Povorino" built in 1986-88
- MPK-217 "Eisk" built in 1987-89
- MPK-125 (MPK-214) "Leninskaya Kuznitsa"/"Sovetskaya Gavan" built in 1987-90, renamed in 1992
- MPK-82 built in 1989-91
- Grisha V (4 vessels, project 1124 MU by LK for Ukraine)
- Grisha I (5 vessels)
- 1862. Kyiv calendar.
- Ukrprominvest Concern - Ukrprominvest Concern (Kyiv, Ukraine)[permanent dead link]
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