Sovcomflot takes part in annual NEVA exhibition in St. Petersburg
NEVA 2017, the 14th International Exhibition and Conference on Civil Shipbuilding, Navigation, Port Operations, and the Development of the Ocean and Shelf, in which Sovcomflot traditionally plays an active role, took place in St. Petersburg on 19–22 September. This year, more than 500 participants from 36 countries were exhibitors at NEVA.
During the exhibition, the Russian Minister of Transport Maksim Sokolov paid a visit to the Sovcomflot stand. Sovcomflot’s Executive Vice-President and Technical Director, Igor Tonkovidov, presented models of the company’s newest vessels, including a model of the unique ice-breaking LNG tanker Christophe de Margerie and the 3D geophysical prospecting vessel Ivan Gubkin.
The ice-breaking LNG tanker Christophe de Margerie currently has no parallels in the world. She has the highest ice class (Arc7) of any ship and is able to break ice of up to 2.1 meters thick without assistance. Her propulsion capacity is 45 MW, which is comparable to that of a modern nuclear icebreaker. Meanwhile, Ivan Gubkin has an ice class of Ice-1A, which is the highest class for a research vessel, and she can operate at temperatures as low as -10°С. The geophysical system installed on Ivan Gubkin includes 14 seismic cables, each of which is up to 8 km long.