KALININGRAD, March 6 — RIA Novosti, Julia Paramonov. The world’s first icebreaker "oblique stroke" will be laid in the summer of 2012 at the Baltic Shipyard "Yantar" in Kaliningrad, told RIA Novosti on Tuesday’s press secretary Sergei Mikhailov plant.
According to him, laying the icebreaker was originally scheduled for the fall, but then moved a few months earlier. Why is that, Mikhailov did not elaborate.
Russian-Finnish project to build an icebreaker to implement joint factory "Amber" and the company "Arktek Helsinki Shipyard» (Arctech Helsinki Shipyard Oy) — Finnish company with Russian capital (part of the shares belong to JSC "United Shipbuilding Corporation"). Construction Customer icebreaker — the Ministry of Transport.
"This is an innovative project: never before in the world is built like icebreakers. The so-called "oblique" design will give the effect of "oblique stroke." The icebreaker will be able to move not only forward and backward, but obliquely, by arranging three rudder propellers. Thus, the icebreaker will clear the wider band of ice than do other similar ships, "- said Mikhailov.
According to him, as an icebreaker can be used for rescue operations and for cleaning oil spills in an emergency.
The cost of the project has not been disclosed.
JSC Shipyard "Yantar" was registered in 1996. It specializes in building small and medium vessels for military and civilian purposes, as well as carrying out ship repair and manufacture of ship structures and industrial structures.
"Russian business newspaper" back in December of last year published a sketch of the alleged ice-breaker.