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14.11.18 21:12
The second 22 MW IBSV01 ice-breaker "Andrey Vilkitskiy" departed for sea trials

On 10.11.2018 Vyborg Shipyard (director Alexander Solovyev) forward for trials operation the second 22 MW IBSV01 ice-breaker "Andrey Vilkitskiy" of Icebreaker8 class (building No. 234).
 
IBSV01 vessels "Alexander Sannikov" and "Andrey Vilkitskiy" are the most powerful (from ones put into operation) in the world diesel ice-breakers.
 
Vessel's concept project is made by Aker Arctic Technology, technical project is made by Marine Engineering Bureau. Working-design documentation is performed by Petrobalt Design Bureau.
 
Vessels are intended for ice conveyance of tankers, assistance during mooring and cargo operations, rescue operations, towage, firefighting, participation in oil spill operations.
 
Vessel is able to move through 2.0 m ice with 30 cm snow cover with speed of 2 kn by bow ahead or stern ahead.
 
Vessels' main particulars are as follows: length overall is about 121.7 m, breadth overall is about 26.0 m, depth is 11.5 m, draught is 8.0 m.
 
Russian Maritime Registry of Shipping class is KM Icebreaker8 AUT1-ICS FF1WS DYNPOS-2 EPP ANTI-ICE ECO SDS<12 Winterization(-50) Tug.
 
Main vessel's purposes are as follows:
 
• tankers' conveyance to cargo region of oil export terminal (marine mooring system) at ice conditions;
• security support during mooring and loading of tankers.
 
Moreover, vessel is able to carry out auxiliary operations, as follows:
 
• protection of arctic oil export terminal (marine mooring system) from impacts from ice formation and ice floes movement;
• rescue operations in the region of Artic oil export terminal (marine mooring system) and assistance to vessels at ice conditions and on open water at seas of Beaufort force 7;
• search and rescue of people on the open water at seas of Beaufort force 5, and also at ice conditions;
• towage of vessels and marine floating structures at ice conditions and on open water;
• delivering and transportation of small parties of deck cargo or operational staff to arctic oil export terminal (marine mooring system);
• firefighting of floating and coastal objects accessible for approaching from the sea side;
• support of underwater engineering diving operations at depths of up to 12 meters;
• remote automated management of arctic oil export terminal (marine mooring system);
• participation in oil spill response operations, both on open water and at ice conditions as the equipment's carrier and collector of water and oil products, obtained as a result of spill combating;
• temporal arrangement of rescued crews of tankers and other vessels.
 
Keel of IBSV01 the head vessel "Alexander Sannikov" (building No. 233) was laid down on 03.11.2015. She was launched on 24.11.2016. She was launched on 24.11.16 and accepted for operation 29.06.18.
Keel of the second vessel "Andrey Vilkitsky" (building No. 234) was laid down on 14.12.2015. She was launched on 24.11.16 and accepted for operation 17.12.18.