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  • 2018 November 29 16:18

    Contract for building two more nuclear-powered icebreakers LK-60 of Project 22220 to be signed in QI’18

    The final decision on construction of the 3rd and the 4th serial icebreakers of Project 22220, LK-60 (the 4th and the 5th in the series of nuclear-powered icebreakers – Ed.) was made at the  working meeting held on 28 November 2018 by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev at Baltiysky Zavod shipyard in Saint-Petersburg, IAA PortNews learned from a source familiar with the matter.

    According to the source, the contract on construction of two more nuclear-powered icebreakers is to be signed in QI’2018.

    Saint-Petersburg based 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. 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.

    As Vyacheslav Ruksha, head of FSUE Atomflot, said at Transport Week 2018 in Moscow, mixed financing is supposed for the 4th and the 5th nuclear-powered multipurpose LK-60 icebreakers estimated at RUB 100 billion. RUB 45 billion will come from the federal budget, RUB 10 billion – from Rosatom Corporation with loan-based funding to cover the rest of the cost.

    Related links:

    Decision on construction of 4th and 5th nuclear-powered icebreakers expected before year end >>>>

    Extension of Project 22220 icebreakers series discussed at Baltiysky Zavod >>>>




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