The design of Aker ARC 130 A is a further development of Aker ARC 130 (Polaris), which is adopted to the Arctic conditions and became Aleksand Sannikov class. A second vessel of the class, Andrey Vilkitskiy is delivered in December 2018. Both vessels will be used for support operations in Ob bay in Russian Arctic.

Read more in our Arctic Passion News:

Aleksandr Sannikov enters into service


Andrei Velkitsky 1
Photographs courtesy of Vyborg Shipyard
Andrei Velkitsky 2
Photographs courtesy of Vyborg Shipyard
Vessel info
Type of vessel: Icebreaking Support Vessel
Type of work done: Full design package, Ice and open water model tests
Year: 2015
Customer: Vyborg Shipyard (Russia)
Builder: Vyborg Shipyard (Russia)
Owner: Gazprom Neft (Russia)
Main dimensions
Length: 121.7 m
Breadth: 26.0 m
Draught: 8.0 m
Propulsion: 2 × 7.5 MW (stern) + 6.5 MW (bow)
Icebreaking capacity: 2 knots in 2 m level ice + 30 cm snow
Ice class: Icebreaker8

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