Vyborg Shipyard to deliver IBSV01 icebreakers Andrey Vilkitsky and Aleksandr Sannikov in 2018
Vyborg Shipyard is set to deliver IBSV01 icebreakers Andrey Vilkitsky and Aleksandr Sannikov intended for Novoportovskoye field in 2018. As the shipyard told IAA PortNews, outfittig is underway.
Initially, the icebreakers were to be delivered before 2018.
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.
The ship can move with a speed of 2 knots in consolidated ice of up to 2.0 m thick with a 30-cm snow cover, both bow first and stern first.
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.