"During the tests that took place in the Gulf of Finland, the ship gave a perfect performance and showed that its onboard systems were in order. State commission members noted the strict compliance of all of the ship's mechanisms with domestic standards and international norms," the company said.
Specialists from the shipyard spent two weeks testing the vessel's maneuverability and its operation under normal seafaring conditions.
The Moskva icebreaker is the first ship in a new generation of multipurpose icebreakers being built by Baltiysky Zavod under a $185 million contract with Rosmorport, Russia's state-run port management company. The ship was floated out in May 2007.
The Moskva-class icebreakers are designed to escort large-capacity tankers, to salvage and rescue ships caught in ice floes, to clean up oil and chemicals spills in open sea, and to fight fires on board ships in the Arctic.
The vessel's hull can break through ice up to 1-meter thick.
The Moskva is the first icebreaker with a diesel-electric power plant to be built at a Russian shipyard in 32 years. During that time, all Russia's non-nuclear icebreakers were built abroad.