Nuclear-powered icebreaker Ural, Project 22220, launched at Baltiysky Zavod shipyard in Saint-Petersburg (video)
Nuclear-powered icebreaker Ural of Project 22220 launched at Baltiysky Zavod shipyard in Saint-Petersburg, reports IAA PortNews correspondent. Elvira Nabiullina, head of the Central Bank of Russia, participated in the ceremony as the ship godmother.
Baltiysky Zavod laid down nuclear-powered icebreaker Ural on 25 July 2016. It is the second serial multipurpose icebreaker of Project 22220.
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. Chief designer - V. Vorobyov.
The lead icebreaker of Project 22220, the Arktika, was laid down at Baltiysky Zavod shipyard on 5 November 2013 and launched on 16 June 2016.
The first serial icebreaker of Project, the Sibir, was laid down on 26 May 2015 and launched on 22 September 2017.
Nuclear-powered icebreakers of Project 22220 are equipped with two RITM-200 reactors of 175 MW. Project 22220 ships will be the world’s largest and most powerful nuclear-powered icebreakers (60MW). The vessels’ dual-draft concept allows for operating them both in the Arctic and in the mouths of the polar rivers.