Competition for designing and construction of LNG-powered icebreaker to be announced in late 2018 - early 2019
A competition for designing and construction of an LNG-powered icebreaker can be announced before the end of the year or in the beginning of 2019, Konstantin Knyazevsky, Deputy General Director of FSUE Atomflot, told IAA PortNews at the ХI International Forum “Transport Potential” held in Saint-Petersburg today, 18 October 2018.
According to him, an inquiry for time and capabilities as well as a request for commercial proposal has been submitted to shipyards with required capacity. That will let make estimations and set a maximum price for a competition.
Konstantin Knyazevsky emphasized that four Russian shipyards are able to cope with such an order: Vyborgsky Shipyard, Admiralteiskie Verfi, Baltiysky Zavod and Zvezda.
He also said that the project implementation can be based on the same principle as that applied for construction of Ob icebreaker at Vyborg Shipyard.
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