Rosatom: The fifth and sixth Russian nuclear-powered icebreakers are scheduled to be laid in 2024-2025
MOSCOW, March 27 — RIA News. The new, fifth and sixth Russian nuclear icebreakers of project 22220 will be launched in St. Maxim Kulinko said in an interview with RIA Novosti.
“We plan to lay the fifth icebreaker in May 2024 and the sixth in October 2025,” Kulinko said. Said.
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He explained that contracts for them were concluded under a mixed financing scheme through budgetary and extra-budgetary funds.
The nuclear-powered icebreakers of project 22220 with a capacity of 60 MW are currently the largest and most powerful in the world among similar ships. Their length is 173.3 meters, width – 34 meters, and displacement – 33.5 thousand tons. These icebreakers will be able to manage ship caravans in arctic conditions, breaking through ice up to three meters thick. They will accompany ships with hydrocarbon raw materials from the Yamal and Gydan Peninsula areas and the Black Sea shelf to the markets of the countries of the Asia-Pacific region.
Under the project implemented since 2013, three nuclear-powered ships have already been built: Arktika (lead), serial Siberian and Ural. They have already become part of Russia’s nuclear icebreaker fleet, and the Yakutia and Chukotka nuclear-powered icebreakers are currently located in St. It is being built at the Baltic Shipyard in St. Petersburg.
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