Two Neptun-23 vessels complete sea trials and leave for Yamal
Two Neptun-23 ships that have recently undergone sea trials will leave for Yamal this week, press center of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Region’s Administration says referring to Svirskaya Sudoverf shipyard in the Leningrad Region.
“The vessels are being prepared for transportation: they will be delivered to Yamal by train. We will complete preparations by Friday (September 7) and the two vessels will be delivered to the customer”, said the shipyard.
The air-cushion vessels will be accompanied by the shipyard specialists who will perform on-site assembling and inspection of vessels.
The two new air-cushion vessels built in the Leningrad Region to the order of YNAR will replace the Arktika 3D all-terrain vehicles on the Salekhard-Labytnangi route in inter-season periods.
The vessels will arrive on the Yamal peninsula in the end of QIII’18 and will start carrying passengers in spring 2019.
Each vessel can carry 22 passengers or more than 2 tonnes of cargo. They can be operated in daytime round-the-year at temperatures of -40 С˚ to +30 С˚ and wind of up to 12 m/sec. The speed of Neptun-23 ships is up to 60-70 km/h. They can move on firm surface, in open water and in brash ice.