Baltiysky Zavod signs contract for construction of two serial nuclear icebreakers of Project 22220
On May 29, 2014, Baltiysky Zavod - Sudostroyeniye LLC (United Shipbuilding Corporation OJSC) and State Corporation Rosatom signed a contract for construction of serial multipurpose nuclear-powered icebreakers of Project 22220. According to the press center of USC, the contract is valued at RUB 84.4 bln, thus increasing the shipyard’s backlog of orders to RUB 150 bln.
Baltiysky Zavod Shipyard is now building the flagship universal nuclear-powered icebreaker of Project 22220, which was laid down on November 5, 2013. The LK-60 "Arctica" will be powered by two RITM-200 reactors of 175 MWt, which together deliver 60 MW at the three propellers via twin turbine-generators and three motors and will be the largest and most powerful icebreaker in the world.
Ship's specifications: LOA - 173.3 m, beam - 34 m, draft at DWL- 10.5 m, minimum loaded draft - 8,55 m, displacement - 33.54 tonnes.
Under the terms of the contract the flagship is scheduled for completion in December 2017. The serial icebreakers are to be delivered in December 2019 and in December 2020.
The LK-60 features advanced dual-draft capability, which makes it suitable for operations both in the Arctic waters, and in the mouths of the northern rivers. The icebreakers are to escort vessels transporting hydrocarbons from the Yamal and Gydan peninsulas, Kara Sea to the states of the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans.
Baltiysky Zavod OJSC specializes in construction of rank 1 surface-crafts, ice class vessels with nuclear and diesel-electric propulsion plants, nuclear floating energy units, floating distilling plants. The shipyard was set up in 1856. In its history Baltiysky Zavod which built over 600 ships and vessels was privatized several times and returned to state control when financial problems arose. In late 2011, the shipyard once more fell under the control of the state represented by the United Shipbuilding Corporation. To preserve the staff and the competence of the shipyard, USC founded Baltiysky Zavod – Sudostroyeniye LLC.
Before signing the contract, the backlog of orders of Baltiysky Zavod-Sudostroyeniye LLC was valued at about RUB 60 bln. The largest orders are: 60-MWt nuclear icebreaker, 25-MWt diesel-electric icebreaker, floating power unit of the world’s first floating nuclear heat and power plant. In 2012, the Company’s turnover mage RUB 9 bln, net profit – RUB 50 mln.
United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC OJSC) is the largest shipbuilding company in Russia. It was set up in 2007 with 100% federal ownership. The holding comprises 60 companies and organizations (major shipbuilding and shiprepairing companies as well as leading design bureaus). Currently, USC consolidates about 80% of the domestic shipbuilding complex. The Russian market is the main focus of the state corporation though it also exports its products to 20 countries worldwide.
Baltiysky Shipyard awarded no-bid contract for construction of two nuclear icebreakers of project 22220>>>>