On October 2, 2012 Vyborg Shipyard and Wärtsilä signed a contract on delivery of main el. power plant including main and harbour diesel-generator shipsets for icebreakers project 21900М.
Icebreaker project 21900М is a two-decker of unrestricted navigation with two full-revolving rudder propellers and bow thruster. Displacement about 10.000 t. Length 116 m, width 26,5 m. Icebreaking capability up to 1.5 m. Purpose of the Vessel: independent ice escorting of heavy-tonnage vessels; towage, fire fighting on floaters and other facilities; salvage and assistance to distressed vessels; transportation of cargo. Delivery dates: May and October, 2015. The Icebreakers 21900M are intended for operation in the Baltic Sea.
The Finnish company Wärtsilä Finland Oy is a leading international supplier of flexible power stations and marine el. power installations. More than 30 power stations in Russia are equipped with Wärtsilä engines total capacity 700 MW.
For 30 years of the activity in Russia Wärtsilä has gained strong market positions due to a wide range of technically advanced solutions, products and services.
Press Release, October 3, 2012; Image: vyborgshipyard