Finland’s newest icebreaker Polaris is ready to enter service for icebreaking pursuant to a contract between Arctia and the FTA begins on Tuesday 1 November 2016.
Today the Baltic Shipyard in St Petersburg (part of United Shipbuilding Corporation) laid the keel of Ural, Project 22220’s second series-produced nuclear icebreaker. The icebreaker’s body is to be built entirely from shipbuilding steel supplied by OJSC Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (“MMK”).
In early July about 20 persons of staff were taken on board of the icebreaker in the port of Vladivostok.
Azipod propulsion debuts on Chinese icebreaker market after being chosen to power polar science research vessel
The U.S. Coast Guard on Wednesday released a proposed acquisition timeline and requirements for two new heavy U.S. icebreakers that could cost $1 billion each and said it would meet with interested companies during an industry day in March.
On 25 December 2015 a ceremony of signing the acceptance act to icebreaker Murmansk, project 21900 М, took place at Vyborg Shipyard PJSC (a corporate member of the United Shipbuilding Corporation).
The 16 MW Icebreaker for the Russian Ministry of Transport was launched at Arctech Helsinki Shipyard on March 25th, 2015.
Fednav, a Canadian-owned company and world leader in Arctic navigation, today announced that its vessel, the MV Nunavik sailed from Deception Bay en route to China via Canada’s Northwest Passage, with a full cargo of nickel concentrate.