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CDB Corall

Open Joint-Stock Company, Central Design Bureau CORALL, was established in 1965, initially as a Specialized Design Bureau (SDB) involved in comprehensive engineering of floating cranes and crane vessels.


1965-1966 – design, construction and commissioning of the first national 100t self-propelled offshore floating crane of Chernomorets-1 type. Totally, 39 floating cranes of this type constructed.

1966 – commissioning of the first 50 t floating crane of Sever type.

1968 – commissioning of the first 60 t floating crane of Astrakhan type. Totally, 6 floating cranes of this type constructed.

1969 – commissioning of the first floating crane vessel of Yakub Kazimov type with a 25-t crane on board.

1970 – involvement in design of shelf development facilities.

1971 – commissioning of the first 300 t self-propelled floating crane of Bogatyr type.

1972 – commissioning of the Amga offshore carrier/loader.

1973 – commissioning of the first cargo barge.

1974 – commissioning of the Vetluga offshore carrier/loader.

1975 – construction of the first national self-elevating drilling unit of Baky type. Totally, 10 units of this type constructed.

1977 – commissioning of 1600t self-propelled offshore crane vessel Vityas.

1980 – commissioning of the Daugava armament carrier/loader.

1980 – commissioning of the first semi-submersible drilling unit (SSDU) of Shelf type. Totally, 7 SSDU’s of this type constructed.

1983 – commissioning of the first 500 t floating crane of Slava Sevastopolya type. Totally, 3 floating cranes of this type constructed.

1985 – commissioning of the first 140 t floating crane of Sevastopolets type. Totally, 5 floating cranes of this type constructed.

1985 – commissioning of the first fixed platform (a set of topsides modules designed by the CDB Corall) to operate in the White Tiger oil field, shelf of the South China Sea (Vietnam). Totally, 13 constructed.

1986 – commissioning of the first Alexander Brykin type offshore carrier/loader.

1989 – commissioning of the first 150 t self-propelled offshore floating crane of Neptun type. Totally, 5 floating cranes of this type constructed.

1989 – commissioning of the first self-elevating drilling unit of Murmanskaya type. Totally, 2 units of this type constructed.

1989 – commissioning of the first 1400 t offshore floating crane of Volgar type. Totally, 2 floating cranes of this type constructed.

1989 – commissioning of Temp-1 self-elevating construction platform.

1992 – commissioning of the fixed platform for the Caspian Sea (a set of topsides modules). Totally, 2 constructed.

1992 – design of onshore-type modular units.

1994 – commissioning of the geothermal unit.

1997 – commissioning of the engine fuel making unit.

2001 – commissioning of La Muralla floating semi-submersible unit (upgraded based on SSDU Shelf-10). 2002 – initial drilling from the unit of oil/gas wells up to 9000 m deep in the Gulf of Mexico.

2002 – commissioning of topsides for 140-men living-quarter platform to operate off Vietnam.(The first CDB Corall’s project approved by a foreign Classification Society - Det Norske Veritas)

2003 – commissioning of the wellhead satellite platform topsides.

2004 – commissioning of the ice-resistant fixed offshore platform for the Kravtsovskoye oil field, the Baltic Sea.

2004 – commissioning of the first 350/400 t offshore floating crane of Sevmorneftegas type.

2005 – commissioning of the 25/30 t non-self-propelled offshore floating load transfer crane of Atlas type. Totally, 2 cranes of this type constructed.

2006 – commissioning of the construction barge for the Caspian Sea.

2007 – commissioning of the submersible unit for the Tazov Bay of the Gulf of Ob.

2007 – completion of installation of exploratory drilling equipment on the Ispolin crane vessel.

2007 – commissioning of the fixed offshore ice-resistant offloading terminal for the Varandey water area.

2009 – commissioning of the ice-resistant fixed platforms for the Caspian Sea (LSP-1, LSP-2).

2009 – commissioning of the welhead platforms RC4, RC5, RCDM for the South China Sea.

2009 – commissioning of the trenching barge Castoro 16 for Caspian Sea.

2009 – commissioning of the pipe lay crane vessel for Caspian Sea

2010 – commissioning of the welhead platforms BK-14, BK-15

2011 – commissioning of the welhead platforms RC6, RC7

2011 – commissioning of the offshore ice-resistant fixed platform "Prirazlomnaya"

2012 – commissioning of the self-elevating drilling unit "Arcticheskaya"

2013 – commissioning of the transport-mounting barge

2014 – 18th March, 2014 the Republic of Crimea and city of Sevastopol were incorporated into the Russian Federation. Since this date new subjects of Federation were formed, being the Republic of Crimea and the city of federal significance Sevastopol. 30th October, 2014 the Joint-Stock Company “Central Design Bureau “Corall” (CDB Corall JSC) received the Certificate of registration in Unified State Register of Legal Entities of Russian Federation