Vyborg Shipyard launches second 22 MW icebreaker of project IBSV01, Andrey Vilkitsky (photo)
On 5 July 2017, Vyborg Shipyard launched the second 22 MW IBSV01 icebreaking support vessel of Icebreaker 8 class (Hull 234), says Marine Engineering Bureau, developer of the ship’s technical project.
Vessel's concept project is made by Aker Arctic Technology, working-design documentation is performed by Petrobalt Design Bureau.
Vyborg Shipyard is building two 22 MW icebreaking support ships based on Aker ARC 130 A design. The ships ordered by Gazprom Neft are to be deployed at the Arctic terminal operated by LLC Gazprom Neft Novy Port and located in the Gulf of Ob (Yamal peninsula).
The vessels are intended for escorting of tankers, assistance during mooring, loading and rescue operations, providing tugging assistance, firefighting, participation in oil spill response activities.
Major characteristics: LOA – 121.7 m; BOA – about 26 m; waterline beam - 25 m; depth – 11.5 m; draft – 8 m.
Class notation by Russian Maritime Register of Shipping - KM Icebreaker8 AUT1-ICS FF1WS DYNPOS-2 EPP ANTI-ICE ECO SDS<12 Winterization(-50) Tug.
Main vessel's purposes are as follows: tankers' conveyance between Sabetta port and Kamenny Cape in the Gulf of Ob at ice conditions; tankers' conveyance to cargo region of oil export terminal (sea mooring system) at ice conditions; security support during mooring and tankers' loading.
Moreover, vessel is able to carry out auxiliary operations, as follows:
• protection of arctic oil export terminal (sea mooring system) from impacts from ice formation and ice floes movement;
• rescue operations in the region of Artic oil export terminal (sea mooring system) and assistance to vessels at ice conditions and on open water at seas of Beaufort force 7;
• search and rescue of people on the open water at seas of Beaufort force 5, and also at ice conditions;
• towing of vessels and marine floating structures at ice conditions and on open water;
• delivering and transportation of small parties of deck cargo or operational staff to arctic oil export terminal (sea mooring system);
• firefighting of floating and coastal objects accessible for approaching from the sea side;
• support of underwater engineering diving operations at depths of up to 12 meters;
• remote automated management of arctic oil export terminal (sea mooring system);
• participation in oil spill response operations, both on open water and at ice conditions as the equipment's carrier and collector of water and oil products, obtained as a result of spill combating;
• temporal arrangement of rescued crews of tankers and other vessels.
The lead ship of Project IBSV01, the Aleksandr Sannikov (hull No 233) was laid down on 3 November 2015 and launched on 24 November 2016.
Keel-laying of the second ship named Andrey Vilkitsky (hull No 234) was held on 14 December 2015.