Vyborg Shipyard to build two state-of-the-art 22 MW icebreakers for Gazprom Neft Novy Port (graphics)
Vyborg Shipyard (United Shipbuilding Corporation) will build two 22 MW multi-purpose diesel-electric icebreakers for Gazprom Neft Novy Port, press center of the shipyard says.
Under the contract, the vessels are to be delivered to the customer before 2018.
The icebreakers will operate at the Arctic terminal of the Novoportovskoye field on the western bank of the Ob Bay (Yamal peninsula).
The vessels are intended for escorting of tankers, assistance during mooring, loading, rescue operations, providing tugging assistance, firefighting, participation in oil spill response activities.
The vessels will be built to the latest design and will have ice class Icebreaker8 ensuring icebreaking capability of up to 2 m and feature high maneuverability and relatively shallow draught. Under the contract, the vessels should be able to operate continuously under the temperature of up to -50 С.
“Such an order together with the icebreakers of project 21900М being built by Vyborg Shipyard once again confirms high qualification of the shipyard and its role as one of the leading shipbuilding companies in the country specializing in construction of sophisticated vessels and commercial marine equipment,” Aleksandr Solovyov, Director General of Vyborg Shipyard, comments.
Vyborg Shipyard OJSC is one of the largest shipbuilding companies of the North-Western Region of Russia with over 60-years’ experience in shipbuilding. Vyborg Shipyard is a member of the United Shipbuilding Corporation. Today the Shipyard specializes in building drilling rigs for offshore deposits development, vessels of small and medium tonnage as well as ship repair.
United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC OJSC) is the largest shipbuilding company in Russia. It was set up in 2007 with 100% federal ownership. The holding comprises 60 companies and organizations (major shipbuilding and shiprepairing companies as well as leading design bureaus).
Gazprom Neft Group consists of more than 70 production, refining and sales subsidiaries in Russia, neighbouring countries and further afield. Gazprom Neft operates in Russia’s major oil and gas regions: in the Khanty-Mansi and Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Districts and in the Tomsk, Omsk and Orenburg regions.
Gazprom Neft Novy Port, subsidiary of Gazprom Neft, operator of Novy Port project.