Russia: USC Inks USD 640 Million Contract to Build Four Diesel Icebreakers

The United Shipbuilding Corporation is going to build four diesel icebreakers for Rosmorport. The shipbuilding contract worth around USD 640 million was signed by the Federal Agency for Maritime and River Transport Rosmorrechflot and the United Shipbuilding Corporation, a federal agency said on Friday.

One of these icebreakers will be built at the Vyborg shipyard and three others are ordered from the Baltic shipyard.

The following documents were signed in the presence of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, following a meeting at Baltiysky Zavod​ shipyard in St Petersburg held on Friday:

– Contract for the construction of an icebreaker with a power output of 25 megawatts, and a completion date of October 2015;

– Contract for the construction of an icebreaker with a power output of 16 megawatts, and a completion date of May 2015;

– Contract for the construction of an icebreaker with a power output of 16 megawatts, and a completion date of August 2015;

– Contract for the construction of an icebreaker with a power output of 16 megawatts, and a completion date of October 2015;

– Subcontract for the construction of an icebreaker with a power output of 25 megawatts, and a completion date of October 2015;

– Agreement to plan the construction of a series of 60 megawatt nuclear powered ice-breakers;

– Agreement to prepare the Baltic Ship Plant to manufacture the hulls for two Mistral-class helicopter carriers.

Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, December 5, 2011; Image: gov.ru

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