ON 10th OF JUNE, 2016 AT ADMIRALTY SHIPYARDS JSC THERE WAS A LAUNCHING CEREMONY OF THE DIESEL-ELECTRIC ICEBREAKER OF PROJECT 21180 ILYA MUROMETS WHICH IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN THE INTERESTS OF THE RUSSIAN NAVY.
The solemn ceremony was attended by Head of Technical Department of the Navy rear Admiral Ihor Zvarych, the Governor of St. Petersburg Georgy Poltavchenko and the Director of the Defense Ministry’s State Defense Order Provision Department Captain I rank Andrei Vernigora.
The Ilya Muromets, a single-deck multitask vessel designed to provide stationing and deployment of naval forces in ice, was laid on 23rd of April, 2015. The vessel has the capacity of marine tug, icebreaker and patrol ship at the same time and will be used to support the activities of the Arctic group of forces of the Russian Navy.
The icebreaker of Project 21180 is a new generation vessel with new principles of electric propulsion and modern power plant. The high maneuverability of the icebreaker is provided by a orbit-roll mechanical twin-screw steering posts and a bow thruster, which increase the manoeuvring characteristics of the vessel when operating in ice conditions.
The control system of the vessel has a high degree of automation and integration. The icebreaker is equipped with modern navigation systems with electronic chart display and information system.
Basic tactical and technical characteristics of the vessel: displacement – 6 thousand tons; length – 85 m; width - 20 m; hull height - 9.2 m; draught – 6.8 m; endurance – 60 days; cruising range – up to 9 thousand miles; cross – ice thickness up to 1.5 m; type of propulsion – diesel-electric vessel with pod drives of 3.5 MW power each; crew - 35 persons.
SOURCE: Press service of USC JSC