Dmitriy Rogozin: the Arctic Fleet of Russia is being built!
13:56 12 марта 2015
Категории: News in English
The deputy head of the Russian government Dmitriy Rogozin inspected the course of building of the nuclear-powered icebreaker fleet on Baltiysky Zavod (The Baltic Plant) in Saint Petersburg.
He visited building sites of the lead nuclear-powered icebreaker and the floating nuclear electric power station «Akademik Lomonosov». Both projects are called to provide development of Russian northern territories, as it is informed on the portal portnews.ru. According to the words of the director general of «Baltiysky Zavod – Sudostroyeniye» («The Baltic Plant – Shipbuilding») Aleksey Kadilov, the work is taking place according to the schedule, for today the lead nuclear-powered icebreaker is built on 14 percent, readiness of the floating nuclear electric power station is 85 percent.
As Dmitriy Rogozin says, for the government the project on development of the Northern Sea Route is extremely important. Development of the Arctic is a priority direction for the Russian government. Also he marked uniqueness of the floating nuclear electric power station, which is being built on Baltiysky Zavod. As he says, this is a very interesting innovative product, which already aroused interest of Chinese colleagues. Exactly such innovative products are the future of Russian shipbuilding. Later Dmitriy Rogozin writes in Twitter that the Arctic Fleet of Russia is being built!
As we should remind, according to the conditions of the contract, building of the lead icebreaker should be completed in December of 2017. Terms of input to operation of the serial nuclear-powered icebreakers 22220 are December of 2019 and December of 2020. Double draught of the nuclear-powered icebreakers will allow using them both in the arctic waters and in mouths of polar rivers. The icebreakers will provide piloting of ships that transport hydrocarbon raw materials from extractive fields of the Yamal and Gydan peninsulas, the shelf of the Kara Sea to markets of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.