It is noteworthy that the implementation of the domestic project takes place at the German shipyard Sietas, founded 383 years ago. The latter was the "pride of Germany" until it was on the brink of ruin in 2014.
The Russian company Pella came to the rescue, which in the same year bought a shipyard, but immediately got to the sanctions list, limiting the ability to fulfill Russian orders. However, the new leaders were still able to revive the enterprise and load it with orders even in the face of fierce competition with European companies. And over time, the opportunity to work with Russia reopened.
Thus, formally, the construction order was received not by the Germans, but by the Leningrad shipyard, which won the tender and owns the Pella Sietas shipyard, which got a second chance. But why is the construction of an icebreaker not in Russia, where it would be possible to provide domestic specialists with work? There are three reasons for this.
Firstly, the Leningrad Shipyard Pella is currently busy with work.
Secondly, the construction of an “ice monster” will require some foreign Technologythat are not available to us right now.
And, finally, thirdly, Pella now simply does not have the opportunity to build ships longer than 70 meters. However, this problem can be solved in 2 years. In 2021, the second stage of the enterprise will be built, allowing the creation of high-tech vessels up to 90 meters in length.
As a result, this event is in every sense beneficial for our country, but the Germans did not remain offended.