Icebreaker of project 21900M2 for Rosmorport was laid down at the German shipyard Pella Sietas
As reported by the information and analytical agency PortNews , on October 29, 2020, at the German shipyard Pella Sietas (controlled by the Russian Pella OJSC) in Hamburg, the laying ceremony for a linear diesel-electric icebreaker of project 21900M2 with a capacity of 18 MW for the Russian FSUE Rosmorport took place. Design image of a linear diesel-electric icebreaker of project 21900M2 with a capacity of 18 MW, ordered by FSUE "Rosmorport" at OJSC "Pella" and under construction at the German shipyard Pella Sietas (c) FSUE "Rosmorport"
On the part of bmpd, we recall that in September 2019, Pella OJSC (Otradnoye, Leningrad Region), unexpectedly for all participants in the shipbuilding market, following an open tender, received a contract from FSUE Rosmorport for the construction of the first of two modified linear diesel-electric icebreakers of project 21900M2 for Far East (and, obviously, will receive a contract for the construction of the second) - despite the fact that three icebreakers of the 21900M project for the North were previously built at PJSC Vyborg Shipyard.
Linear diesel-electric icebreaker of project 21900M2 with a capacity of 18 MW ice class Icebreaker7 should be built in accordance with the Comprehensive plan for the modernization and expansion of the main infrastructure for the period until 2024 to ensure year-round operation of the freezing seaports of the Far East basin. The cost of the contract is 7.54 billion rubles, allocated from the federal budget. The vessel is scheduled to enter service in 2024.
The award of the contract was a consequence of the fact that Pella was the only participant who submitted an application for the Rosmorport tender announced in August 2019 for the construction of icebreakers of project 21900M2, and of course was recognized as the winner of the tender.
At the same time, since Pella at its main site in Otradnoye does not have sufficient capacities for the construction of such large vessels as icebreakers of project 21900M2, it was assumed from the very beginning that the construction of icebreakers would be carried out at the German company Pella - the Pella Sietas shipyard in Neuenfelde (Hamburg region on the southern bank of the Elbe). This is the former shipyard of JJ Sietas KG Schiffswerft GmbH u. Co., which has existed since 1635, and after bankruptcy acquired by Pella in 2014. The Hamburg shipyard has the ability to build ships up to 180 meters long and up to 40 meters wide, with a dry dock of appropriate dimensions. The icebreaker of project 21900M2 has become the largest order in the history of this German shipyard both in terms of cost and size.
Earlier in 2012-2016, by order of FSUE "Rosmorport" at the Vyborg shipyard, three linear diesel-electric icebreakers "Vladivostok", "Murmansk" and "Novorossiysk" of project 21900M with a capacity of 18 MW were built. It is reported that these icebreakers have proven themselves well during operation in various conditions, including in the Arctic seas, showing their high efficiency and reliability. During the period of full-scale ice tests of ships, indicators were achieved, including those in icebreaking, exceeding the calculated ones. This made it possible to update the project 21900M.
The new project 21900M2 icebreaker was developed on the basis of the 21900M project and the draft icebreaker design developed by JSC KB Vympel at the expense of FSUE Rosmorport's own funds, taking into account modern international convention requirements, including the reduction of harmful emissions from marine engines. The ice class of the new vessel has been increased to Icebreaker7.
Vessel class - КМ Icebreaker7  AUT1-ICS FF2 EPP ECO BWM
HELIDECK Special purpose ship
Overall length - 119.8 meters
Maximum width - 27.5 meters
Draft - 8.5 meters
Travel speed - 17 knots
Displacement - 14 300 tons
Screw power - 18 MW