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 Vilkitsky is delivered in December 2018. Both vessels will be used for support operations in Ob bay in Russian Arctic.

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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