The total tonnage of ships accompanied by icebreakers increased significantly owing to “Yamal LNG”
15:38 18 января 2020
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FSUE “Atomflot” summed up the results of work for 2019. During this time nuclear-powered icebreakers accompanied 510 vessels with the total gross capacity 30 million 280 thousand tonnes. For comparison, 331 vessels with 12 million 700 thousand tonnes of cargos were accompanied by icebreakers in 2018.
“The considerable increase in the total gross tonnage of ships accompanied by nuclear-powered icebreakers in 2019 is connected with reaching of full design capacity of the natural gas liquefaction plant in the port of Sabetta”, said Mustafa Kashka, the director general of Atomflot.
In 2019 the nuclear-powered container ship “Sevmorput” performed two cargo deliveries for the project “Arctic LNG 2”, as the Rosatomflot communications department informs. The ship delivered products of Russian enterprises to the Gydan Peninsula. Nuclear-powered icebreakers of Rosatomflot provided icebreaking support for ships with cargoes to Utrenneye field in Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug last year.
“2019 was held for our company and Rosatom State Corporation under the sign of the 60th anniversary of commissioning of the world’s first nuclear-powered icebreaker “Lenin”, Mustafa Kashka said. “The thematic journey to the North Pole was held within the celebrations. We were able to show the Arctic to gifted children from different regions of Russia”.
Also, for Rosatomflot the past year was marked with completion of the large-scale investment project on building of the port fleet. In October 2019 the transfer of the port icebreaker “Ob” was signed in Vyborg between the Federal state unitary enterprise “Atomflot” and PJSC “Vyborg Shipyard”. Within the project, in addition to the first non-nuclear icebreaker of Rosatomflot, four tugboats were built to operate in the port of Sabetta.
Construction of universal nuclear-powered icebreakers of the 22220 project is continued in Saint Petersburg. Last May the second serial nuclear-powered vessel “Ural” was launched to water, and already in August the agreement was signed between the Federal state unitary enterprise “Atomflot” and JSC “Baltiysky Zavod” (Baltic Shipyard) for construction of the third and fourth serial icebreakers.