• 2014 May 8 09:19

    Baltiysky Shipyard awarded no-bid contract for construction of two nuclear icebreakers of project 22220

    Baltiysky Zavod–Sudostroyeniye LLC (“Baltiysky Zavod Shipbuilding” / “Baltiysky Zavod Shipyard”), part of United Shipbuilding Corporation, appeared to be the sole company whose application was accepted to an open tender process for contract for construction of the first and second serial multipurpose nuclear-powered icebreakers of Project 22220, the Corporation said in a press release.

    On May 5, 2014 the Commission of State Customer - Rosatom State Corporation had to declare the tender process void and in accordance with the law the two icebreakers contract was awarded to LLC Baltiysky Zavod Shipbuilding.

    So, the company was contracted to build two serial nuclear-powered icebreakers of Project 22220. Customer (Developer) of the construction is the Federal State Unitary Enterprise of Nuclear Fleet ("Atomflot"), operator of the world's only nuclear-powered icebreakers fleet.

    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 contract the flagship is scheduled for completion in in December 2017.

    The 8 class icebreaker will be able to sail in the 3-meter-thick ice. 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 icebreaker will be operating in the western region of the Arctic, the Barents, Pechora and Kara Seas and in shallow waters of the mouth of the Yenisei and the Ob Bay.

    Baltiysky Zavod Shipyard specializes in the 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 has built over 600 ships and vessels was privatized several times and finally the state regained the control when the company was hit by financial problems. In late 2011, the shipyard once more fell under 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. Backlog of orders of Baltiysky Zavod Shipyard is currently valued at about RUB 60 billion. The largest orders are: 60-MWt nuclear icebreaker, 25-MWt diesel-electric icebreaker, a floating power-generating unit for the world’s first Floating Nuclear Thermal Power Plant. In 2012, the Company’s turnover was RUB 9 billion, net income was RUB 50 million.


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