ARN Delivers First Of Eight Soviet Cargo Ships

The Bilbao shipyard of independent Spanish shipbuilder Astilleros Reundios del Nervion (ARN) recently delivered the first of eight new generation Arctic class multipurpose cargo ships for the Soviet Union.

Called the Igor Ilinskiy, the 7,365- ton vessel will be utilized for the transport of timber, containers, bulk commodities and a variety of dry cargoes in Arctic conditions. Built to the class of the USSR Register of Shipping, the Igor Ilinskiy is powered by a Bryansk-MAN B&W six-cylinder L42MC lowspeed diesel engine, rated at 6,960 bhp at 168 rpm. The two-stroke diesel is direct-coupled to a Liaaen CP propeller supplied by Navacel of Spain.

Auxiliary power is provided by a pair of Bazan-built MAN B&W diesel generator sets. Other equipment on board includes Norwinch type windlasses and constant-tension winches, MacGregor-Navire hydraulically operated hatch covers, Indar shaft alternator, San Carlos compound exhaust gas/burner boiler, Aalborg burner boiler, and Hagglunds pedestal cranes. Additionally, Valmet Automation supplied a Damatic system, a sophisticated automation and control system for monitoring ship equipment and functions.

The underwater areas of the Igor Ilinskiy's hull are protected by a single coat of International Paint's Intershield ER160, an anti-abrasion, solvent-free epoxy paint.

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