Atomflot and Baltiysky Zavod sign agreement on construction of fourth and fifth nuclear-powered icebreakers of Project 22220
An agreement on construction of the fourth and fifth multipurpose nuclear-powered icebreakers of Project 22220 (the third and forth serial units) have been signed today, 23 August 2019, by FSUE Atomflot and Baltiysky Zavod JSC, Atomflot says in a press release.
The ceremony was attended by Mustafa Kashka, General Director of FSUE Atomflot, and Aleksey Kadilov, General Director of Baltiysky Zavod JSC.
“The demand for nuclear-powered icebreakers in the water area of the Northern Sea Route is growing with the increasing cargo flow meaning that the era of the most advanced nuclear-powered icebreakers is not over. The company plans to embark on the construction of the Leader icebreaker at the Far Eastern Shipbuilding Complex “Zvezda” in 2020”, said Mustafa Kashka.
It will be the first time to apply combined financing of the construction works: RUB 45 million will be allocated by the federal budget with the rest of the amount to be provided by Rosatom and Atomflot. Total cost of the construction works is to exceed RUB RUB 100 billion.
The icebreakers are to be delivered in December 2024 and December 2026 accordingly.
Under the contract with FSUE Rosatomflot, Baltiysky Zavod shipyard is building three LK-60 60MW icebreakers of Project 22220: Arktika, Sibir, Ural. Their readiness is 87.7%, 58.5%, and 44% accordingly. The delivery of the lead icebreaker, the Arktika, is scheduled for May 2020.
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 - 8.65 m, maximum icebreaking capability - 2.9-meter-thick ice (at full capacity and speed of 1.5-2 knots); full displacement – 33,540 tonnes; designated service life - 40 years, crew – 53.
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