Largest non-nuclear icebreaker tested in Arctic
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Largest non-nuclear icebreaker tested in Arctic

June 09, 2022

The guarantee group in St. Petersburg will eliminate the weak points.

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The Admiralty Shipyards’ specialists reported on the successful world’s largest diesel-electric icebreaker Viktor Chernomyrdin ice tests’ completion. The tests took place in the Barents and Kara seas from April to May under the ship testing production department, the engineering center and the Admiralty Shipyards’ builders department’s supervision.

Goarctic.ru reports:

Specialists checked the work of the mechanisms and navigation bridge’s equipment, propulsion plant, power supply and anchor-mooring device, general ship and electric power systems, electric propulsion, navigation and communication systems. The comments collected by the guarantee group are being eliminated in St. Petersburg, where the ship has returned after the ice testing program’s completion.

The icebreaker Viktor Chernomyrdin was handed over to the customer Rosmorport (Eng.: Russian sea port) in November 2020. Until recently, it was involved in ice piloting in the Baltic. At the same time, an icebreaker of the similar power (25 MW), designed for Arctic navigation, could be used more efficiently in high latitudes. The tests conducted the Arctic Ocean will prepare the most powerful non-nuclear icebreaker for work in the Arctic.

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Text: Ekaterina Maksimova, Photo: Admiralty Shipyards

June 09, 2022

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