The ship will be part of the Pacific fleet.
“The state contract for the construction of the MTV Akademik Kovalyov was concluded between the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation and the joint-stock company CS Zvezdochka in September 2011 of the year. 20 December of the same year, the laying ceremony of the ship was held in the main building shop of Zvezdochka, ”the release says.
The construction was carried out according to the 20180TV project developed by the Almaz Central-Stock Exchange of Design Bureau
“The sea transport of the 20180TV project armament is a reinforced ice-class vessel (Arc-5) intended for loading, unloading and transporting weapons samples by sea. The main technical characteristics of the sea transport armament of the project 20180TV: length - 107,6 m; maximum width - 17,8 m; full displacement - 6300 t; crew - 60 people. The ship is capable of receiving sea-based helicopters, ”the press service reported.
It is noted that the MTV "is equipped with a ship's automatic positioning system, which allows it to be kept at a given point during the sea, wind, current", and is also equipped with "a powerful 90-ton crane and tilter, which provide a wide range of discharge cargo. "
The second such vessel was laid on the “Zvezdochka” in July 2015.