Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex in the Russian Far East has launched its first multipurpose supply vessel. The Icebreaker class “Katerina Velikaya” is the lead ship in a series of four ordered by Rosneft. Other three vessels in the series are at different stages of construction.
The supply vessel is equipped with two rudder propellers manufactured in the nearby town of Bolshoy Kamen at the facility operated by a joint venture between Rosneft and GE.
The 106 LOA, 22 m beam, 5,100 dwt supply breaking ice and escorting other ships in ice conditions, participating in rescue operations, fighting fire, rowing large objects. They can also carry containers on their main deck.