Vyborg Shipyard will lay down port icebreaker for Sabetta on September 27, 2016
On 27 September 2016, Vyborg Shipyard (Leningrad Region) will lay down the first port icebreaker for port Sabetta on the Yamal peninsula under the contract with FSUE Atomflot. As the shipyard told Russian Shipping portal (Media Group PortNews), the 10 MW icebreaker with an innovative propulsion system is to ensure the navigation of LNG tankers at the access channel to port Sabetta and within the port’s water area.
The propulsion system will consist of four thrusters, about 2.5 MW each. The icebreaker will be able to break through 1.5-meter ice.
The contract on construction of a port icebreaker for Yamal LNG project was signed by Vyborg Shipyard and FSUE Atomflot on April 30, 2015.
Vyborg Shipyard PJSC (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 65-years’ experience in shipbuilding. The shipyard’s order backlog of RUB 43 bln covers the period of several years. Vyborg Shipyard employs about 1,300 Vyborg citizens and involves some 500 contractors.
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