Rosmorport expects the delivery of diesel-electric icebreaker LK-25 in 2018
FSUE Rosmorport expects the 25 MW diesel-electric icebreaker LK-25, named Victor Chernomyrdin, to be delivered in 2018, IAA PortNews correspondent cites Vladimir Shtrambrand, head of Rosmorport’s Fleet Construction and Repair Department, as saying at the 6th International Forum “Marine Industry of Russia” in Moscow.
“In my opinion, the year of 2018 is a reality,” said the representative of Rosmorport.
He added the completion of the third icebreaker LK-16 is expected this autumn.
Icebreaker of project 22600 is a powerful diesel-electric icebreaker (25 MW) with a wide range of functional capabilities. It is being built under the programme on renovation of the national icebreaking fleet. Icebreaker of Project 22600, Victor Chernomyrdin, was laid down in Saint-Petersburg on October 10, 2012.
FSUE Rosmorport plans to use the icebreaker as an auxiliary vessel when escorting convoys in challenging ice conditions at the Northern Sea Route or for independent assistance to vessels in shallow Arctic areas, and in estuaries of rivers, for helping to unload cargo on land-fast ice, for towing ships and other floating constructions in ice and in plain water, for expeditor voyages, firefighting at vessels and oil-extracting platforms.
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