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Ceremony of laying a 25 mWt icebreaker for FSUE "Rosmorport"

On October 10, 2012 a new generation 25 mWt icebreaker of project 226000 was laid down for FSUE "Rosmorport" in the presence of Prime Minister Dmitry Medveded, Minister of Transport Maksim Sokolov, Deputy Chief of Federal Agency of Marine and River Transport Sergey Gorelik, Depytu General Director of FSUE "Rosmorport" Aleksandr Alyoshkin.

The general client for the construction is Federal Agency of Sea and River Transport (Rosmorrechflot), and the general contractor is JSC "Ob'yedinyonnaya sudostroyitel'naya Korporatsiya". 

FSUE "Rosmorport" is planning to use the icebreaker to assist vessels in ice conditions as an auxiliary icebreaker among complex caravans on the Northern Sea Route, and also for independent assistance to vessels in shallow Arctic areas, and in estuaries of rivers, for helping to unload cargo on land-fast ice, for towing ships and other floating constructions in ice and in plain water, for expeditor voyages, firefighting at vessels and oil-extracting platforms. The contract deadline for the icebreaker construction is November 2015.

Photo: Leonid Poroshkov