Krylov State Research Center has designed shallow-draft supply vessel for Arctic areas (graphics)
Arctic Engineering subdivision of Krylov State Research Center has designed a shallow-draft supply vessel for Arctic areas, IAA PortNews journalist cites Sergei Alekseyev, Deputy Head of Krylov Center’s Commercial Department, as saying at the International Conference Arctic-2016 in Moscow.
Class notation by Russian Maritime Register of Shipping: КМ * Arc7  АUT2-IСS OMBO FF3WS DYNPOS-2 EPP Supply vessel. The ship is to be equipped with a for-propeller propulsion complex allowing for a 4-meter draught and a duel fuel power plant. There will be an air cushion boat for 8 persons.
The calculations and model tests have confirmed the viability of technical solutions applied.
Apart from supply purposes the vessel can be used for stand-by functions at offshore drilling rigs to ensure technical assistance and rescuing of personnel in case of emergency. According to Sergei Alekseyev this kind of ship can be highly useful in the Ob Bay and in shallow water areas of Arctic seas.
The Krylov State Research Centre is one of the world’s major ship research & design centres established in 1894. Over its century-long efforts in the field of innovative R&Ds for the benefit of national shipbuilding, in the best interests of the country’s defence and economic development, the Krylov Centre has accumulated the wealth of unique expertise in development of naval ships, commercial vessels and offshore structures. The Krylov Centre responsibilities cover the full scope of ship qualities including seaworthiness, strength, powering, acoustics, electromagnetic signatures, nuclear & radiation safety, definition of ship concepts meeting the combination of the above requirements.