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  • 2018 March 20 14:24

    More than half of spaces at icebreaker Arktika being built by Baltiysky Zavod are ready for outfitting (photo)

    More than half of spaces at icebreaker Arktika (Project 22220) being built in Saint-Petersburg by Baltiysky Zavod (a company of USC) are ready for outfitting. The shipyard says the outfitting will include thermal and fireproof insulation, cladding, furnishing, cable tightening, laying of communication systems and painting. 

    The shipbuilders are to deliver all the premises by June 2018.

    Under the contract with FSUE Rosatomflot, Baltiysky Zavod shipyard is building three LK-60 60MW icebreakers of Project 22220 (Arktika, Sibir, Ural). The icebreaker engineering design was developed by CDB ICEBERG in 2009.

    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 by the State Corporation Rosatom.
    General characteristics of the 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 / 8.65 m, maximum icebreaking capability - 2.8-meter-thick ice; full displacement – 33,540 tonnes; designated service life - 40 years.

    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.

    Icebreakers will be operated in the western region of the Arctic: in the Barents, Pechora and Kara Seas, as well as in shallower areas of the Yenisei estuary and the Ob Bay area.

    Baltiysky Zavod OJSC (Saint-Petersburg) specializes in 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 had built over 600 ships and vessels and was privatized several times and returned to state control when financial problems arose.

    United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC OJSC) is the largest shipbuilding company in Russia. It was set up in 2007 with 100% federal ownership. The holding comprises 40 companies and organizations (major shipbuilding and shiprepairing companies as well as leading design bureaus). Currently, USC consolidates the bulk of the domestic shipbuilding complex. The Russian market is the main focus of the state corporation though it also exports its products to 20 countries worldwide.

    Related links:

    ATOMFLOT says Russia needs nine more icebreakers for the Northern Sea Route by 2025 >>>>

    Russia has the most powerful icebreaker fleet in the world (photo) >>>>

    Zvezda hanging over the Baltic >>>>




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