#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. Admiralty Shipyards will launch an ice-resistant self-propelled platform designed to explore the Arctic. The unique platform was named North Pole. It will be solemnly launched on December 18th.
The invention will allow to resume the work of drifting stations in the Arctic region.
Construction of the 83-meter platform by Roshydromet and the Admiralty Shipyards started in the spring of 2018. The platform will accommodate 13 crew members and 34 scientists. The new research vessel has no analogues in the world.
The ice-resistant platform can drift off-line for up to two years at a speed of up to 10 knots. Researchers will be able to study the Arctic climate, atmosphere, ecology and other areas. The LSP Scientific Center is equipped with a modern laboratory, uninterrupted communication facilities, as well as a landing area for multipurpose helicopters such as Mi-8 and Mi-38. Thanks to this, long-term experiments and experiments will be carried out in the Arctic, and the data obtained will be processed on the spot and transmitted to the continent.
Text: Ekaterina Maximova, Photo: admship.ru