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More than 7 billion rubles will be invested in the construction of the lead hydrographic vessel designed to operate in the water area of ​​the Northern Sea Route (NSR). The decree on this was signed by the Chairman of the Government Mikhail Mishustin.

The project belongs to the ice class Arc7. This class provides for the possibility of independent navigation in Arctic ice up to 1.4–1.7 m thick (depending on the season) or in more difficult conditions accompanied by an icebreaker.

The vessel with a capacity of 8 MW will be equipped with modern navigation and hydrographic equipment. This will enable him to carry out the various work required to ensure safe navigation, including exploring the features of the water surface and the topography of the seabed. Commissioning is scheduled for 2024.

The decision made will help to partially meet the demand for hydrographic support from the raw material companies and other users of the NSR.

The construction of a new vessel is envisaged by the federal project “Northern Sea Route”, the purpose of which is to unlock the potential of the NSR and turn it into a transport corridor of global importance.

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