First RITM-200 reactor intended for nuclear-powered icebreaker Ural left for Baltiysky Zavod shipyard
Power Engineering Plant ZiO-Podolsk (PAO ZiO-Podolsk, corporate member of Rosatom’s machine-building division Atomenergomash) shipped the first RITM-200 nuclear reactor intended for the new generation icebreaker Ural. Rosatom says the reactor left for Saint-Petersburg on 24 September 2018.
The reactor's weight is 147.5 tonnes, height – 7.3 meters, diameter – 3.3 meters. The oversize cargo is being delivered by a special railcar of 240 tonnes in capacity.
The reactor will be delivered to Saint-Petersburg’s Novy Port station where it will be loaded on a special barge for further transportation to Baltiysky Zavod shipyard.
Reactor plant RITM-200 intended for icebreakers was designed by Atomenergomash. Each icebreaker of Project 22220 will be powered by two RITM-200 reactors of 175 MW each.
Three dual-draft vessels of Project 22220 (Arktika, Sibir and Ural) will be the world’s largest and most powerful icebreakers. The icebreakers being built by Baltiysky Zavod shipyard in Saint-Petersburg will be able to break though ice of up to three meters thick.