In St. Petersburg-based Krylovskogo State Scientific Center of the first line of unique ice pool, designed to simulate the navigation of vessels in various parts of ice-water areas. Today, with the progress of construction equipment this pool of various instrumentation, equipment and refrigeration units inspected Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, Russia.
A unique complex, the like of which is not in the shipbuilding industry of any country in the world, can simulate all the nuances of sailing vessels of various types and tonnage. Large tankers and superledokoly can now "operate flights on high-latitude routes," without leaving the area of Central Slingshots in St. Petersburg.
According to Itar-Tass supervisor center Academician Valentin Pashin, creating pools due to a qualitatively new stage in the development of the Arctic seas. First of all, with access to a line of high-tonnage ships, operation of drilling rigs for offshore hydrocarbon production. New ice tank has a length of 100 meters, a width of about 10 meters, it allows you to simulate ice, typical in terms of navigation on the Northern Sea Route.
In 2013, the new pool will begin experiments and experiences in creating new vessels of various types of deep-sea equipment, equipment for exploration and production of oil and gas offshore.