RosMorPort FSUE has taken delivery of the diesel-electric icebreakers Moskva and Sankt Peterburg built by Baltiysky Zavod shipyard. The vessel’s home port is St. Petersburg.
The Moskva icebreaker is the first ship in a new generation of multipurpose icebreakers and is the first icebreaker with a diesel-electric power plant to be built at a Russian shipyard in the last 32 years. During that time, all Russia’s non-nuclear icebreakers were built abroad. The Moskva-class icebreakers are designed to escort large-capacity tankers, to salvage and rescue ships caught in ice floes, to clean up oil and chemicals spills in open sea, and to fight fires on board ships in the Arctic. The icebreaker was designed by specialists of Baltiysky Zavod with participation of design bureau Baltsudoproekt.