The Russian Federation Government Prize in the field of science and technologies was awarded to employees of several companies and enterprises for the creation of new generation diesel electrical icebreakers (project 21900), which provided navigation safety and frequency in the hard ice conditions of the Baltic Sea due to the efficiency of the innovative solutions implemented during construction.
Among the winners of the Russian Federation Government Prize are:
- Yuri Polyakov – Deputy Head of Department – Head of Division for Construction Control and Technical Supervision over Shipbuilding of the FSUE “Rosmorport” Department for Development and Construction of Fleet;
- Pavel Tarasov – Shipmaster-Instructor of the FSUE “Rosmorport” North-West Basin Branch Instructor Group;
- Vladimir Shtrambrand – Head of the FSUE “Rosmorport” Department for Development and Construction of Fleet.
At present FSUE “Rosmorport” manages two icebreakers of project 21900 – the Moskva and the Sankt-Peterburg, which were designed and built in 2005-2009 in Saint-Petersburg at JSC Baltic Shipyard.
These are the first diesel icebreakers in 23 years, which were constructed at a home shipyard. Before that most diesel-electrical icebreakers, which are now used in the Russian Federation, were constructed at Finnish shipyards.
An icebreaker of project 21900 is a two-deck ship with two full-rotating rudder propellers with the total power of 16 mW. The hull can withstand more than 1-meter-thick ice. The icebreaker is designed for:
- escort of large-capacity tankers up to 50 meters in width;
- towage of vessels in ice and in plain water;
- cargo transportation;
- emergency and rescue works and assistance to vessels;
- fighting oil and chemical leaks in open sea, firefighting.
Today FSUE “Rosmorport” in close cooperation with Arktech Helsinki Shipyard (Finland) conducts construction of three more advanced diesel-electrical icebreakers (project 21900M) with unlimited navigation area at the Vyborg Shipyard.
March 5, 2014