Baltiysky Zavod says technical readiness of lead nuclear-powered icebreaker LK-60, Project 22220, is 25% (photo)
Technical readiness of the Arktika, lead nuclear-powered icebreaker (LK-60, Project 22220) being built at Baltiysky Zavod in Saint-Petersburg is 25%. According to IAA PortNews correspondent, this was announced by Aleksandr Romanenko, Project Manager at Baltiysky Zavod – Sudostroeniye LLC (USC), at the V International Forum “Arctic: Today And The Future”. 9,000 t of structures have been assembled by today. Hull works are nearing completion. The launching ceremony is scheduled for May 26, 2016. Nuclear fuel is to be received in May 2017 with the ship delivery to the customer slated for December 2017.
Aleksandr Romanenko also said the first serial icebreaker would be laid down on the same place when the lead ship is launched. The serial icebreaker is already under construction, 700,000 t of hull structures have been assembled, technical readiness - 4%.
The LK-60 icebreaker, the first icebreaker of the new generation, is under construction at Baltiysky Zavod. The ship was designed by Central Design Bureau Iceberg in 2009. The lead 60 MW icebreaker of Project 22220 ordered by Atomflot was laid down in November 2013. The icebreaker’s advanced dual-draft capability 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.
According to earlier statements, Afrikantov design bureau (JSC Afrikantov OKBM, Nizhny Novgorod) will supply equipment for reactor plant RITM-200 intended for icebreaker Arktika in 2016.
Joint Stock Company "Afrikantov Experimental Design Bureau for Mechanical Engineering" (Afrikantov OKBM) is one of the leading design and production centers of atomic power engineering.
Afrikantov design bureau to deliver RITM-200 reactor plant for icebreaker Arktika in 2016 >>>>