The construction launch of the 25 megawatt vessel of the 22600 project was marked last week in Sankt Petersburg. The ship, the biggest of Russia’s diesel-engined icebreakers, is designed for operations in Arctic waters, ship design company Petrobalt informs.
According to the company, the vessel will be 146,8 meters long and have a deadweight of 22258 tons. It will have a crew of 38 and will be able to operate autonomously for 60 days in up to two meters thick ice.
The ship will be ready by the end of 2015, General Director of the Baltiisky Yard, Aleksandr Vosnesenky, says to Prime.ru.
The construction contract is worth 7,25 billion RUB.