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01/10/18 10:22

Cantiere Navale Vittoria to launch their Russian tugboat

The Roma–Mosca, to be deployed in nuclear submarines dismantling operations in the Barents sea, has entered the White Canal


The new tugboat manufactured by Cantiere Navale Vittoria in Adria shipyard on behalf of the Russian Navy, to be deployed in nuclear submarines' dismantling operations in the Barents Sea, was christened Roma-Mosca.

The order was adjudicated Veneto-based company which bid in the tender called by MISE (Italian Minister for Economic Development) in 2016 within the international accords between the Italian and Russian governments for radioactive waste disposal, actually worth 8 million Euro.

“In two years we designed and manufactured two Azimuth tugboat on behalf of foreign institutions (the  other unit is the Cap de Fer, already operating for the Algerian navy, Ed), due to the quality of our products and our engineering skills we strengthened our ranking on the domestic and global market of port and offshore tugboats”, commented Luigi Duò, President at CNV, confiding that the yard has become “a benchmark in the tugboat market, which is a continuously growing and developing sector”.

Along with Duò and yard's workers, the event was also attended by Massimiliano Nobile, Director of Product Design Department at SOGIN (Società Gestione Impianti Nucleari) on behalf of MISE, his wife Candida Russiello, God-mother of the new unit, Giorgio Citterio, Project Manager at SOGIN, Dmitrii Gulak, first vice-director and engineer at SevRAO, branch managing nuclear waste disposal in North-Western Russian, Yury Kulikov, Vice-director at Newbuilding Department of the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping, Danel Simonov, heading the Italy-Russian Maritime Register of Shipping.

The Roma-Mosca unit, reaching 32 metres in length, was designed to provide towing services, push and support in port area  and offshore even in ice, support other units throughout mooring operations, rescue ships.Reaching 64 tons bollard pull capacity and 54 tons dynamic tensioning and capable to reach 12.5 knots speed, being propelled by two diesel engines merged with two Azimuth propellers.

As illustrated by CNV, the tugboat was designed and manufactured to operate at -10 degrees and provide an adequate heating inside the cabin during winter season (with temperature reaching -34 degrees) in stand-by mode.

This unit was manufactured and supervised in accordance with Russian Maritime Register of Shipping's regulations, and health requirements on board ships flying the Russian flag and was registered in the ICE2 class.

The launching will be followed by sea trial, which, as previously announced by Luigi Duò, should be completed on December 27th, while delivery has been set in spring 2019.


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