Icebreaker Project 21900 M laid at Vyborg Shipyard

December 26 at Vyborg Shipyard, an official ceremony next batch icebreaker project 21900 M. The vessel is based on the request of the Federal Agency of Maritime and River Transport. Two icebreakers similar project is currently under construction on the FAZ "turnkey". " In the implementation of this icebreaker will participate subcontractor — the Finnish shipyard Arctech Helsinki.

"We have been working with a Finnish shipyard, and I'm sure that in co-operation with it, we have successfully and in time to complete the construction of the icebreaker. In general, the distribution of work is constructed as follows: the general contract at Vyborg Shipyard. In our area of responsibility includes virtually all purchases, technical design, as well as about half of the hull structure.

Then finished blocks will be shipped to Finland, where possible, with the involvement of the Vyborg workers, they will be formed in the body. There are also scheduled completion, commissioning and testing, "- said General Director of Vyborg Shipyard Alexander Soloviev.

Icebreaker Project 21900M is a modification of the project 21900. The vessel is able to overcome the ice thickness of up to 1.5 meters. Its main purpose is self wiring large vessels, towing, fire fighting on floating objects and other structures, assistance to vessels in distress, carrying payloads. Completion date of finished ships — 2015.

OJSC "Vyborg Shipyard" — one of the largest shipbuilding companies located in the North-West region of Russia. The factory was founded in 1948 and has extensive experience in commercial shipbuilding, as well as in the construction of various drilling rigs for offshore. Since 2012 JSC "FAZ" part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation. Arctech Helsinki Shipyard specializes in the construction of ice-class vessels, such as icebreakers and special-purpose vessels. Arktek company is a joint venture of the Korean company STX Finland Oy and Russia's United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC). The agreement to establish a joint venture was signed in December 2010.

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