Second Project IBVS01 icebreaker delivered to Gazprom

United Shipbuilding Corporation’s (USC) Vyborg Shipyard has delivered the newbuild icebreaker Andrey Vilkitsky to Gazprom.

The second Project IBVS01 icebreaker has been named after the famed Russian explorer Andrey Ippolitovich Vilkitsky.

The vessel has a length of 121.7 metres, a width of 26 metres, a draught of eight metres, and a speed of 16 knots. It can operate in solid ice up to two metres thick and at temperatures of -50 degrees Celsius.

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