MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
“It is planned that the Yevpatiy Kolovrat icebreaker of project 21180M, which is being built in St. Petersburg at the Almaz Shipbuilding Company, will become part of the Navy in 2022. A number of innovative solutions have been introduced in the design and construction of the icebreaker. This was announced by the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Yevmenov, following a meeting in the Admiralty, which considered the design, construction and use of surface ships and vessels of the Navy.
At present, on the stocks of the Almaz Shipbuilding Company, which is part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation, the icebreaker’s hull is being equipped with appropriate equipment. The displacement of the Evpatiy Kolovrat icebreaker will be 4,000 tons, the hull length – 82 meters, width – 19 meters. The icebreaker can reach speeds of up to 14 knots. The crew of the ship is about 30 people. Swimming autonomy – 1 month. The vessel will be able to break ice up to a meter thick.
“The segment of the naval shipbuilding program, which includes equipping the Russian Navy with ships, icebreakers and support vessels, is one of the priorities, taking into account the active development of the Arctic zone by the Navy, ensuring the normal functioning of the Northern Sea Route, hydrographic research of the Arctic,” said Admiral Nikolai Evmenov …
According to the commander-in-chief, the positive experience of the first years of operation of the newest icebreaker Ilya Muromets in the Northern Fleet is a confirmation of the correct course in the field of icebreaking shipbuilding and the construction of ice-class warships, which has fully demonstrated the effectiveness of its design characteristics. In September – October of this year, Ilya Muromets successfully completed the assigned tasks practically along the entire length of the Northern Sea Route. The same can be said about the ice-class multifunctional logistics support vessel Elbrus. This vessel has proven its ability to qualitatively solve the issues of supporting the Arctic group.
The construction of ice-class ships and ships for the Russian Navy is envisaged by the naval shipbuilding program and is consistent with the tasks of the Navy, whose forces perform tasks in all latitudes, including sea areas with difficult ice conditions.
“The main command of the Navy closely cooperates in the development of the icebreaker fleet with design organizations and enterprises of the United Shipbuilding Corporation, and also performs the function of military and scientific support at the design and construction stage of ice-class ships and vessels in the interests of the Russian Navy,” emphasized Admiral Nikolai Evmenov.
Earlier, General Director of the United Shipbuilding Corporation Alexei Rakhmanov said: “We have constant contact and close cooperation with the Main Command of the Navy in the field of creating and building ice-class ships. The situation demands it. The Northern Sea Route is becoming not only a promising transport artery, but also a guarantee of national security. This is a territory that already has a huge developed and potential reserve of resources in the coastal areas and the shelf. Russia is an icebreaker state. Moreover, it is the main icebreaker power. Therefore, among the main tasks that the USC is solving in the framework of the development of the Northern Sea Route, of course, is the creation of icebreakers and vessels of the reinforced ice class. Our joint efforts form the Russian Arctic grouping and clearly demonstrate to the whole world leadership in the development of this region and ensuring security in it. “
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