Krylov State Research Center completes designing new-generation shallow-draught icebreaker
Krylov State Research Center has completed designing new-generation shallow-draught icebreaker of project 22740, KSRC told IAA PortNews.
The icebreaker designed to the class of Russian Maritime Register of Shipping is 78.1 meters long. Her breadth is 16.8 meters, draught – not less than 3 meters, ice trafficability – up to 1.5 meters, endurance - 15 days, crew - 24.
The icebreaker has been designed under the state contract between Rosmorrechflot and Krylov State Research Center. The vessel is intended for operation in shallow waters of the Arctic seas, the Azov Sea and the Caspian Sea.
With the innovative propulsion complex and the hull design, this project features the highest ice trafficability among all shallow-draught icebreakers.
Krylov State Research Center was set up in 1894 as Russia’s first model testing basin in the central part of St. Petersburg. It is a scientific research organization of the national shipbuilding sector focused on conceptual and workshop designs of naval ships, merchant vessels and offshore structures as well as on their operation and disposal.