Icebreakers for the Arctic. “Andrey Vilkitsky” is getting ready to work in YamalВторник, 09 января 2018 09:02 Опубликовано в News in English
Vyborg shipyard continues construction of the icebreaker “Andrey Vilkitsky”. This is the second icebreaking vessel after “Alexander Sannikov”, which is being created by the project Aker Arc 130A. The icebreakers will service the Arctic terminal of Novoportovskoye field of the company “Gazprom Neft” located in the Gulf of Ob of the Yamal Peninsula.
It is noteworthy that assemblage of the propulsion and steering system on the icebreakers of the project Aker Arc 130A is fulfilled not at a slipway, as usually, but by locating a ship on water area of the plant with use of a special technological pontoon.
Soon the icebreaking vessel “Andrey Vilkitsky” will go to the place of work to the Yamal Peninsula. However, the shipbuilders do not disclose the exact terms.