Vyborg Shipyard holds flag hoisting ceremony at diesel-electric icebreaker Novorossiysk (Project 21900М)
Leningrad Region based Vyborg Shipyard (part of United Shipbuilding Corporation) has held a flag hoisting ceremony at diesel-electric icebreaker Novorossiysk (Project 21900М), the third in the series being built for FSUE Rosmorport, IAA PortNews correspondent reports from the ceremony broadcast live at the Х International Forum and Exhibition “Transport of Russia” opened in Moscow on November 30.
Vyborg Shipyard was contracted to build three 16MW icebreakers and started executing the shipbuilding contract in 2012. The first vessel of "Vladivostok" series was delivered to the Customer in October 2015. Serial icebreaker "Murmansk" was handed over in December 2015. The serial icebreaker Novorossiysk was launched at the end of October 2015.
This project icebreakers are able to sail in the 1.5-meter-thick ice. The vessel can escort independently large-tonnage merchant ships, provide towing service, fire fighting to floating vessels and other facilities, assistance to stricken ships, transportation of cargo.
Vyborg Shipyard (part of state-owned United Shipbuilding Corporation from 2012) is one of the largest shipbuilding companies of the North-Western Region of Russia with over 60-years’ experience in shipbuilding. Since its inception in 1948 the shipbuilding company has built more than 200 different vessels with a total displacement of 1,550,000 tonnes.
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