MMK delivers ship steel for Russian icebreakers

10 November 2015 (09:41)

UrBC, Chelyabinsk, November 10, 2015. Vyborgsky Shipbuilding Plant (a member enterprise of United Shipbuilding Corporation) commenced working on the diesel-electric icebreaker Aker ARC 130 А. Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works (MMK) is going to be one of the key suppliers of ship steel for the project, MMK reports.

Vyborgsky Shipbuilding Plant landed a contract for the construction of two Finnish-designed Aker ARC 130 А icebreakers for Gazpromneft Novy Port. The two 22-Megawatt vessels are expected to be commissioned in 2017. Both of them will be able to break up to two meters of ice and operate continuously at temperatures under -50 degrees centigrade.

The icebreakers are meant for Novoportovsky Deposit’s Arctic Terminal in the Yamal Peninsula. Their main task is to provide ice passage for tankers and assist at mooring, loading, towing, firefighting, and rescue operations and oil spill emergencies.

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