At the Kaliningrad factory "Amber" icebreaker built for work in the Gulf. Its feature — the asymmetry in the body, allowing the ship to move both longitudinally and transversely. The chief of naval service of the St. Petersburg branch "Rosmorporta" Andrey Balashov.
— In the world of this vessel has not yet been built. This joint development — and our Finns. Asymmetrical icebreaker will be more maneuverable than the lift, — said Balashov.
The unusual shape of the vessel will allow it to cut through the hummocks in the wider channel than it can do the usual icebreakers. This is necessary in cases where the icebreaker has to lead the larger vessel. The cost of the icebreaker is more than 3 billion rubles. The icebreaker will be launched in early 2015. Power diesel-electric power plant will be 16 MW.
This is the first project, which resulted from a memorandum of cooperation signed "Rosmorport", "Sovcomflot" and a number of Finnish companies in the design and construction of icebreakers.