FSUE Atomflot develops project on construction of 7MW icebreaking tugboat
Together with Craneship, FSUE Atomflot is developing a project on construction of a 7MW icebreaking tugboat of Icebreaker 6 class, Atomflot Director General Mustafa Kashka said at the 3rd international conference “Development of Icebreaking and Support Fleet” organized by IAA PortNews and held in Saint-Petersburg on the zero-day of the Neva-2019.
According to Mustafa Kashka, the ship will be 38.5 meters long and have an ability to break through 1.25-meter thick ice.
The tugboat is to be built under the Port Fleet 2 project that also foresees the construction of an icebreaker of Ob design, two icebreaking tugboats of Pur and Tambei design and two icebreaking tugboats of Icebreaker 6 class.
The head of Atomflot believes it is necessary to revise classification of icebreaking vessels and hull requirements since characteristics of such tugboats are comparable with those of icebreakers.
Ice class tugboat Pur and Tambei, icebreaking tugboats Yuribei and Nadym as well as port icebreaker Ob were built for FSUE Atomflot under the Port Fleet project.