Admiralteiskie Verfi launched the icebreaker ILYA MUROMETS
On June 10, 2016, Admiralteiskie Verfi launched the icebreaker ILYA MUROMETS built for RF Navy’s Northern Fleet, the shipyard told IAA PortNews.
ILYA MUROMETS is the lead icebreaker of Project 21180 supposed to break through ice of up to 1 meter thick. The icebreaker’s displacement is 6,000 t, cruising range – up to 12,000 miles, endurance - up to 60 days.
The ship laid down on April 23, 2015 for RF Navy is the first icebreaker in Russia fitted with Azipod propulsion units housed in a submerged pod outside the ship hull and can rotate rotate 360 degrees about the vertical axis, thereby providing greater hydrodynamic and mechanical efficiency, enabling the ship to sail freely both forward, backward and sideways.
The Icebreaker ILYA MUROMETS of Project 21180 is a next generation vessel with new concepts of electric power and propulsion system.
General characteristics: length overall - 85 m, breadth overall - 20 m, depth - 9.2 m, draft overall - 7 m, speed - 15 knots., icebreaking capability - 1 m, endurance (fuel / stores) – 30 to 60 days, crew - 32, capacity - 500 tonnes, cargo deck area - 380 sqm, cargo hold - 500 cbm, waste oil storage tank - 300 cbm.
A series of four icebreakers of this type is planned for the future.
Keel-laying of 21180 icebreaker ILYA MUROMETS at Admiralty Shipyards >>>>