Vyborg Shipyard to launch icebreaker Novorossiysk of Project 21900 М on October 29
On October 29, 2015, Vyborg Shipyard (United Shipbuilding Corporation) will hold a ceremonial launching of diesel-electric icebreaker Novorossiysk (Project 21900М), the shipyard’s press center says. Novorossiysk is the sister ship of Vladivostok delivered to the customer in October 2015.
The official ceremony will be attended by the management of the Federal Marine and River Transport Agency (Rosmorrechflot), FSUE Rosmorport, Russian Maritime Register of Shipping, United Shipbuilding Corporation as well as local authorities and representatives of the shipyard’s partners.
The hull of Novorossiysk has been assembled at the semi-submersible barge Atlant built at the shipyard specially for implementation of this order. To launch the icebreaker the barge will be towed to the deepwater area of the Vyborg Bay.
Acceptance/delivery certificate for diesel-electric icebreaker Vladivostok of Project 21900М built at Vyborg Shipyard for Rosmorrechflot was signed on October 9. Under the contract, the shipyard is building the second serial icebreaker Murmansk.
Icebreaker Novorossiysk was laid down in December 2012. The ship can break through 1.5 meter thick ice. Her major task is independent escorting of large capacity vessels, towing, extinguishing of fires at floating facilities and other structures, providing assistance to vessels in distress, transportation of cargo.
Vyborg Shipyard PJSC is one of the largest shipbuilding companies of the North-Western Region of Russia with 65-years’ experience in shipbuilding. Since the Shipyard was founded (1948) there have been built more than 200 different vessels with total displacement exceeding 1,550,000 t. In 2012, Vyborg Shipyard joined the United Shipbuilding Corporation.
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). Currently, USC consolidates about 80% of the domestic shipbuilding complex. The Russian market is the main focus of the state corporation though it also exports its products to 20 countries worldwide.