Multipurpose emergency and rescue vessel (NB-508)

Multipurpose emergency and rescue vessel (NB-508)

NB-508 is an icebreaking multipurpose emergency and rescue vessel that is being built for Russian Ministry of Transport. The contract has been awarded together with Shipyard Yantar JSC, which belongs to the United Shipbuilding Corporation. The vessel will be delivered to the customer in December 2013.

The hull of the vessel is being built by Shipyard Yantar, which is one of the shipyards belonging to United Shipbuilding Corporation, the Russian part owner of Arctech. The outfitting and finalizing of the vessel will be done by Arctech in Helsinki.

This new and unique multipurpose emergency and rescue icebreaker represents a completely new type of oil spill combat technology. The design of the vessel is based on ARC 100 concept, which has been developed by Aker Arctic Technology for Arctech Helsinki Shipyard. The vessel features a patented oblique design with asymmetric hull and three azimuthing propulsors, which allow the vessel to operate efficiently ahead, astern and obliquely (sideways). The vessel can proceed on a continuous mode in 1.0 m thick level ice both ahead and astern and in oblique mode she will be able to generate 50 m wide channel in 0.6 m level ice.

Technical information:

  • Delivery : 2013
  • Length : 76,4 m
  • Breadth : 20,5 m
  • Propulsion: 7 MW
  • Classification :  RMRS

Project work:

  • machinery detail design: model, drawings in Tribon M3