Baltiysky Zavod Shipyard wins contracts for LK 60 icebreaker duo
The contracts for the fourth and fifth icebreakers of LK 60 series (Project 22220) will awarded to St. Petersburg based Baltiysky Zavod Shipyard, the tendering organizer said. Baltiysky Zavod was the sole bidder in the process.
The two icebreakers contracts value is RUB 100,580,690,000.
Baltiysky Zavod Shipyard is building three duel-draft 60MW icebreakers of Project 22220 (Arktika, Sibir, Ural). LK-60 icebreakers will be able to escort convoys of ships in the Arctic, breaking through ice of up to 3 meters thick.
The 22220-series flagship the Arktika was laid down at the St. Petersburg shipyard's slipway “A” on 5 November 2013 and launched on June 16 2016. The Sibir was laid down on May 26, 2015 and the Ural – on July 25, 2016. The serial icebreakers will be built to RS class and will be commissioned into service with the State Corporation Rosatom. The icebreaker will be powered by two RITM-200 reactors of 175 MW. The system of the new generation was developed specially for this ship. The vessels dual-draft concept and capability will allow operating them both in the Arctic and in the mouths of the polar rivers.
General characteristics of 22220 Project vessels: capacity - 60 MW, operational speed - 22 knots (clean water), length - 173.3 m (160 m, DWL), beam - 34 m (33 m, DWL), depth - 15.2 m; draft (DWL) - 10.5 m; minimum draft - 8.55 m, maximum icebreaking capability - 2.8-meter-thick ice (at full capacity and speed of 1.5-2 knots); full displacement – 33,540 tonnes; designated service life - 40 years, crew – 75. The icebreakers are scheduled for delivery in 2020, 2021 and 2022, respectively.
Saint-Petersburg, Russia based Baltiysky Zavod Shipyard (Baltic Shipyard) was established in 1856 and today is a 100% subsidiary of the state-owned conglomerate United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC), established by order of the Russian Government. The shipyard specializes in the construction of Rank 1 surface crafts, ice class vessels with nuclear and diesel-electric propulsion, of nuclear floating energy units and floating distilling plants. Baltic Shipyard has built over 600 ships and vessels. The shipyard employs more than 6,000 people. In July 2019, Baltiysky Zavod delivered the world's first FPU Akademik Lomonosov to the Customer, Rosenergoatom Concern.