Ледокол «Виктор Черномырдин» вышел на испытания

Icebreaker “Viktor Chernomyrdin” Leaves for Sea Trials

  • The 22600 Project icebreaker “Viktor Chernomyrdin” commissioned by Rosmorport left the Admiralty Shipyards on October 5 for sea trials in the Gulf of Finland.

    During 20 days the crew together with yard specialists, the state commission and the customer’s representatives will be testing all the systems and mechanisms of the vessel including the propulsion system, the navigation and communication systems, and the radiolocation stations.

    The trials programme includes maneuvering with a U-turn and speed tests as well as a bollard pull test. Also, lifeboats and manual and automatic course laying will be tested.

    The icebreaker has an Aut1 automation class which means it can be operated by one person only, the master. To test the vessels in this regime, the crew will have to withdraw from their everyday functions for 24 hours to allow the master operate the ship single-handed from the bridge.

    The icebreaker has two helipads, a hangar and a facility for copter fuel storage and fueling. During the sea trials, a helicopter will make landings and takes-off from the icebreaker at day and at night, also, the communication between the ship and the copter will be tested.

    After commissioning, the icebreaker will undergo ice trials in the Arctic, this will be possible in March-April 2020 when sufficiently thick and solid ice sets in that region.

    The icebreaker is to be delivered by the end of the year. It is the most powerful non-nuclear icebreaker in the world.

  • Comments: 0

    Leave a Reply

    Related content
    End of last week, the nuclear icebreaker “Arktika” under construction at the Baltic Yard in St. Petersburg was […]
    Zvezda Shipyard has laid the keel for a third Aframax tanker ordered by Rosnefteflot, a subsidiary of Russia’s […]
    By 2030, Novatek intends to manufacture 70 mn tons of liquefied natural gas annually, told the company’s CJairman […]
    In July 2019, cargo throughput via the Russian Arctic sea ports increased by 11.6% year-on-year. Export was up […]
    In May 2019, cargo throughput via the Russian Arctic sea ports increased by 24.5% year-on-year. Export was up […]
    Arctic LNG 2, a joint venture of Novatek, and TechnipFMC signed a contract on engineering, procurement, supply, construction […]
    Impact on operations in St. Petersburg, Ust-Luga and Vyssotsk
    Helsinki shipyard acquisition to be finalized in May   
    Executive Order to improve government administration of the development of Russia’s Arctic zone signed
    Mustafa Kashka was appointed CEO of Atomflot, the icebreaking division of Rosatom Corp., w.e.f. February 26. He replaces […]
    The actual capacity of the three trains of Yamal LNG liquefaction plant is 17.5 mn tons, told Novatek […]
    The nuclear lighter carrier “Sevmorput” operated by Rosatomflot has delivered the first cargo shipment for Arctic LNG 2 […]
  • Fields marker by * are required

    Order research

  • Login
  • Fields marker by * are required

    Buy a subscription for the regular maritime analytical materials of the  Russian Federation

  • Fields marker by * are required

    Buy Subscription for Foreign Trade via Russian Ports Analysis Online Service