Russian Helicopters holding company and Gazprom are finalizing the design of a new helicopter for operations in the Arctic shelf fields.

"On behalf of Dmitry Rogozin, who was then acting Chairman of the state Commission for the Arctic, a joint working group was created to develop an offshore helicopter, which included employees of PJSC Gazprom. We conducted a full audit of all the enterprises of the Russian Helicopters holding, and we realized that the company has the necessary potential to create the right machine. To date, Russian Helicopters, with the participation of specialists from the working group, is completing the project of the latest modification of the helicopter, which is called the Mi-171A3" Vladimir Dimitrov, Deputy head of Gazprom's Department said at the international Arctic summit "the Arctic and offshore projects: prospects, innovations and development".

According to him, the new helicopter will meet all the necessary safety requirements for offshore (over the sea) flights on the Arctic shelf. The helicopter will be able to transport teams of specialists, cargo, as well as carry out rescue operations over the sea.

About such proving ground as open spaces of the Arctic, any producer of snowmobiles can only dream. In the future we for certain will see the models of snowmobiles created according to the specification of polar explorers and last tests at polar stations and in expeditions.

The need for nuclear ice breakers and intensity of their operation continue to increase together with growth of economy of the Russian Arctic. In the next years there will be a tenfold growth of volumes of a cargo transportation across the Northern Sea Route (NSR) which will be provided with support of nuclear icebreaking fleet.

The Arctic has unique natural and resource and infrastructure potential, and her development becomes reasonable a priority of policy of ensuring the national security realized by our state. Social and economic development of the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation is carried out in two main directions: broad development of mineral and raw potential and development of the transport system including providing transit transportations across the Northern Sea Route.

In November of the current year at Baltic Shipyard in St. Petersburg laying of the Russian nuclear ice breaker "Ural" of the project 22220 will take place, - have declared on Tuesday, April 5, the chief designer of JSC CDB Aysberg Alexander Ryzhkov in the Performance at the International Forum "NDExpo-2016 — high technologies for a sustainable development".

At the Baltic Shipyard November 5 the solemn laying of the head of the universal icebreaker new generation of LC -60 project 22220 . The press -service of JSC "United Shipbuilding Corporation " (USC ) .

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