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New icebreaker Ob

Vyborg Shipyard in Leningrad region launched a new icebreaker Ob

The port icebreaker was built to provide year-round navigation of LNG carriers in approach channel and in the port of Sabetta on the Yamal Peninsula.

The length of the icebreaker, project Aker Arc 124, is 89.2 meters, width – 21.9 meters, deadweight – not less than 2,000 tonnes. The capacity of the ship allows it to pave the way through 1.5 meters of ice.

One of the important characteristics of the ship is its innovative propulsion complex which consists of four independently operating azimuth thruster propulsion units about 3 MW each, two in the stern and two in the bow of the vessel, allowing the most efficient ice performance ahead and astern, maneuvering and performing special tasks in Sabetta port area.



Vyborg Shipyard is one of the largest shipbuilding enterprises of the Northwestern region of Russia. It has launched more than 200 vessels. The shipyard employs 1,500 residents of Leningrad region. Today the shipyard has orders up to 2024.

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