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Russian Navy plans to commission new generation of icebreaker ship Project 21180M Evpatiy Kolovrat in 2022


According to information published by the Russian website Topwar.ru on November 20, 2020, Project 21180M "Evpatiy Kolovrat" icebreaker ship under construction for the Russian Navy is planned to be commissioned by the Navy in 2022.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Artist rendering of new Russian Navy icebreaker Project 21180M. (Picture source Topwar.ru)


The keel of the smaller icebreaker "Evpatiy Kolovrat", the lead ship of Project 21180M, has been laid at Almaz Shipbuilding Company on 12 December 2018

The Yevpatiy Kolovrat is being built under the modernized ‘lightened’ Project 21180M. It is distinguished by the reduced size of the hull and the small draft. This series of icebreakers will get the most advanced Zaliv-LK-21180 automated control system.

The Project 21180M icebreaker is a new generation of Russian diesel-electric icebreaker developed by the Vympel design bureau in Nizhny Novgorod. She will have a length of 82 meters, a width of 19 meters and a draft of 4.6 meters. The ship will have a top speed of 14 knots with a maximum cruising range of 7,600 miles. The vessel will have a crew of 28.

The icebreaker is designed to guide ships and vessels of the Russian Navy, as well as towing and delivering cargo to remote bases, assisting ships in distress in ice conditions. She will be capable of breaking an ice field of 1 meter thick at a speed of two knots. The icebreaker will have an operating range of 7,600 miles.