The Sredne-Nevsky shipyard to build a multi-purpose vessel for the Arctic
The Sredne-Nevsky shipyard (part of United Shipbuilding Corporation) has won the tender for a multipurpose ship intended for operations in Russia’s Arctic zone.
“Following open competitive bidding, the Sredne-Nevsky shipyard has signed a contract with the Arctic Directorate for Technical Support of Marine Compliance Monitoring to build a Project R 1995 general service vessel. <…> Delivery is scheduled for December 2022,” according to the corporate website.
According to the designers, ships of this class can inspect and monitor water areas for compliance with environmental regulations, perform hydrographical and surveying operations, visually inspect submerged objects, provide pilot services on water routes, keep the watch in assigned areas, and participate in search and rescue operations.
The ship’s hull will be made of shipbuilding grade steel, which will make it possible to use it around the clock and throughout the year in ice-free seas. It will be able to sail in brash ice up to 0.7 meter thick and in the Arctic seas during the summer navigation period. The Project R 1995 superstructure is made of composites that reduce the vessel’s weight and contribute to a significant reduction in fuel and lubricant consumption.