Atomflot plans to build two other nuclear-powered icebreakers for the Arctic
14:32 4 июля 2019
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In August “Atomflot” plans to sign contracts for construction of the fourth and the fifth nuclear-powered icebreakers of project 22220. The director general of the company Mustafa Kashka gave this information at the visiting session of the State Duma Commission on legal support to development of organizations of the defense-industrial complex of the Russian Federation in Murmansk.
“Three nuclear-powered universal icebreakers are being built at the Baltic plant, the contract for construction of other two is being prepared, and the contract will be signed till the end of August”, he said.
The head of the “Atomflot” notes that intensity of icebreakers’ work is growing, as the news agency “Arktika-info” informs.
“If in 2010 the average operating time of an icebreaker in the Arctic was 156 days, then now we reached the trend of about 270 days, that is, the icebreaker, each of the four (which is currently operated by “Atomflot”), works during more than 9 months at sea”, he said.