Baltiysky Zavod completed shaping ice belt of nuclear-powered icebreaker Ural of Project 22220
Baltiysky Zavod says it has completed shaping ice belt of nuclear-powered icebreaker Ural, the second serial ship of Project 22220.
The ice belt sections are made of 40 mm high-strength steel. The last section weighing 84 tonnes will bear the main pressure of the Arctic ice.
According to Baltiysky Zavod, the hull of the Ural icebreaker will be completed in the nearest time with the ship to be ready for launching in May 2019.
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.
Baltiysky Zavod Shipyard (Baltic Shipyard) established in 1856 is based in Saint-Petersburg and specializes in the construction of Rank 1 surface crafts, ice class vessels with nuclear and diesel-electric propulsion systems, nuclear floating energy units, floating distilling plants. Baltic Shipyard had built over 600 ships and vessels. The company employs more than 6,000 people.
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