Soon the icebreaker “Arktika” will go to pass sea trials
16:03 27 ноября 2019
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Sea trials of the icebreaker “Arktika” will be started on the 12th of December. The information was given to journalists by the director general of the Baltic Shipyard Aleksey Kadilov.
The lead universal nuclear-powered icebreaker LK-60YA “Arktika” of the project 22220 was built by order of Rosatom at the Baltic Shipyard in Saint Petersburg. Earlier testing of the reactor plant was started. Delivery of “Arktika” to the customer for operation is scheduled for the first half of 2020, as RIA ‘Novosti” informs.
In addition, the Baltic Shipyard is currently building two serial nuclear-powered vessels of this project “Sibir” and “Ural”. In August Rosatom and the Baltic Shipyard signed the contract on construction of two more nuclear-powered vessels of the project 22220.
Universal nuclear-powered icebreakers LK-60YA will be the largest and the most powerful in the world. They are necessary to ensure Russian leadership in the Arctic. The icebreakers will be able to accompany caravans of ships, breaking through ice with the thickness up to three meters. In particular, they will ensure icebreaking support of ships carrying hydrocarbon raw materials from extractive fields of the Yamal and Gydan peninsulas, as well as from the shelf of the Kara Sea to markets of the Asia-Pacific region.