Admiralteiskie Verfi shipyard lays down patrol icebreaker Ivan Papanin (photo)
On 19 April 2017, Admiralteiskie Verfi JSC (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) laid down an ice-class multifunctional patrol ship of Project 23550, Ivan Papanin, says the company’s press center.
The ceremony was attended by Admiral Vladimir Korolev, Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, and Andrei Bystrov, Deputy General Director of Admiralteiskiye Verfi.
"Today, we attend a landmark event – keel-laying of the newest ice-class patrol ship, - said Andrei Bystrov. – Admiralteiskie Verfi shipyard has always been a platform for the construction of high-tech science-intensive ships of a new type, and today's keel-laying is a visual continuation of this tradition. We have no doubt that the new ship, Ivan Papanin, will be built within contract terms and with high quality. "
Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy Admiral Vladimir Korolev referred to the keel-laying as an important event in the history of Russian Navy and military shipbuilding: "This is a unique, multifunctional ship, which is in high demand for the fleet”.
The ship designed by Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau will integrate the functions of a tugboat, a patrol ship and an icebreaker able to break through 1.5-metre thick ice.
The contract for construction of two patrol icebreakers was signed on 25 April 2016. The construction of the lead ship was commenced in September 2016. The ship is to be delivered to RF Navy after 2020.
Key characteristics: displacement – about 8,500 t; length – about 110 m; breadth – about 20 m, draught – about 6.0 m; speed – about 16 knots; crew/additional crew – about 60/50; endurance - 60 days; area of navigation – not restricted.
Admiralteiskie Verfi OJSC (Admiralty Shipyards) is a key enterprise of shipbuilding, a centre of conventional submarine building of Russia. The shipyard is affiliated with the United Shipbuilding Corporation OJSC. A number of contracts are being successfully implemented at the shipyard for domestic and foreign customers. Four series of submarines are under construction now for RF and foreign Navies. Besides, icebreaker Ilya Muromets is under construction. The Company’s staff numbers 6,700 persons. On 5 November 2016 the shipyard celebrated 312 years from its foundation.