Moscow: FSUE Atomflot is spending $116m on a new icebreaker to be built by Vyborg Shipyard in Russia. The vessel will be deployed at Sabetta, a terminal in the Yamal LNG project. The design comes from Finland’s Aker Arctic. Delivery is scheduled for the end of 2018.
Stateowned Atomflot – formerly known as Murmansk Shipping Company – boasts a nuclear powered icebreaker in its fleet.
Aker Arctic and Vyborg earlier this month confirmed a contract for the design of two new icebreakers to be used in the oil terminal operated by Gazprom at Neft Novy Port in the Gulf of Ob.
Vyborg Shipyard is under the United Shipbuilding Corporation umbrella.