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LSP "North Pole" entered the control sea trials

LSP «North Pole» entered the control trialsIce self-propelled platform “North Pole” entered the control trials, which will take place in the Gulf of Finland. This was reported on the website of the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute..

On Wednesday, 29 June, “Admiralty Shipyards” visited the Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of Russia Dmitry Medvedev, congratulating the employees of the CVD, who built the platform, happy shipbuilder's day. Today, LSP left the factory and entered its final tests., after which it will be prepared for transfer to Roshydromet, then the vessel will become part of the scientific expeditionary fleet of the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute.

Factory sea trials LSP “North Pole” took place on the 20th of May, after which she returned to “Admiralty Shipyards” to eliminate deficiencies.

Ice-resistant self-propelled project platform 00903 is an all-season research platform with the functionality of a research center. Designed for year-round scientific research in the Arctic Ocean. Officially placed on “Admiralty shipyards” 10 April 2019 of the year, launched 18 December 2020 of the year. Originally planned for commissioning at the end 2020 of the year, but then the dates were shifted to 2022 year.

The vessel will be able to conduct geological, acoustic, geophysical and oceanographic observations, move in ice without involving an icebreaker (ice class Arc8), receive heavy helicopters such as Mi-8AMT (I-17). Length - 83,1 m; width - 22,5 m; displacement - about 10390 tonnes; power plant - 4200 kW; speed – no less 10 knots; autonomy in terms of fuel reserves – about 2 years; life time – no less 25 years. The ship's crew – 14 human + 34 human scientific staff. used photos:website of the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute

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