OPK Shipyards Deliver the New Icebreaker “St. Petersburg”
shipyards have delivered a diesel electric line icebreaker “St. Petersburg”
to Rosmorport (Russian Maritime Port). A solemn ceremony of the signing of
the takeover certificate and making the colors of the
the icebreaker was held at the Baltiysky Zavod plant, a part of OPK.
The participants of this ceremony were Vladimir Putin, Prime-Minister of
Lyudmila Narusova, members of the Council of Federation of the Federal
Assembly of the
According the certificate the icebreaker is the property of Rosmorport.
It’s planned to start its exploitation in the Gulf of
OPK shipyards build fundamentally new multifunctional icebreakers,
analogues of which no other Russian company has built earlier. The
for the last 34 years.
icebreaker, built by OPK at the request of Rosmorport. It constitutes a
two-decked vessel with two propulsors of a total capacity of 16 MW. Due to
this peculiarity it has high mobility and passability. In addition to these
characteristics, the icebreaker is equipped with such a particular outfit to
fulfill the search of sunken ships at the depth of 300 meters. The shape of
the vessel’s hull has been especially designed with application of the latest
solutions for decreasing the power input in ice-breaking operations and
improving sea-worthiness. The icebreaker is designed for escorting targe
tankers (50 m beam); towing operations for vessels in icy and open waters.
The high mobility lets the icebreaker carry out salvage operations during
roughness force. The displacement totals about 10 000 tons, the length totals
116 meters, the width 26,5 meters, the draft 8,5 meters and the speed totals
The icebreaker has been tested and inspected by specialists of the
Baltiysky Zavod plant. OPK’s shipbuilding assets have 80 years of operational
experience in the construction of icebreakers. In
Zavod plant finished executing a historical contract for the construction of
the world’s biggest atomic icebreaker “50 let Pobedy”.
United Industrial Corporation (OPK) is a diversified holding company with
total value of assets of more than
investment portfolio in major sectors of the Russian economy, including the
financial sector, real estate development, shipbuilding, mining and media.
For more information please visit the OPK website http://eng.opk.ru/