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The world’s largest non-nuclear icebreaker “Viktor Chernomyrdin”, which is created in Russia in 2011, while construction went up by billions of rubles. Writes about this family-owned Demyan Kudryavtsev, the newspaper “Vedomosti”, citing sources.
“Viktor Chernomyrdin” is diesel-electric icebreaker, whose length is 147 meters and a width of 29 meters. Icebreaker has an autonomy of 60 days, the power capacity is 25 MW. The ship is capable of continuously moving in ice of thickness up to two meters and perform ice-breaking in ice up to three meters.
The contract for the construction of the icebreaker was signed in 2011. Initially it was assumed that the order is delivered to the customer in December 2015, but the deadline was repeatedly moved. In particular, the reasons for this were errors in the original draft. Then on the timing of delivery was affected by the fire on the icebreaker that took place in 2018. Under the current contract, the ship was planned to pass to the customer no later than 25 June 2019.
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