Russia to build four $640 mln diesel icebreakers

Russia will build four diesel icebreakers worth a total of 19.5 billion rubles ($640 million), a federal agency said on Friday.

Under the contract, signed by the Federal Agency for Maritime and River Transport (Rosmorrechflot), the Rosmorport federal unitary enterprise and the United Shipbuilding Corporation, the first, 25 MW icebreaker will be built in May 2015 and the other three (16 MW) in October 2015.

One of the ships will be built at the Vyborg shipyard and the others at the Baltic shipyard.


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