• 2020 June 29 15:27

    Nuclear-powered icebreaker Arktika to be deployed in winter navigation season of 2020-21

    Malfunctioning electric propulsion motor to be replaced in Kronshtadt

    Sea trials of the lead nuclear-powered icebreaker of Project 22220, the Arktika, are to be completed by the end of July 2020, IAA PortNews correspondent cites USC President Aleksey Rakhmanov as telling journalists during the online media conference organized by Interfax.

    According to him, the malfunctioning electric propulsion motor will be replaced in Kronshtadt, at the Dock named after Veleshchinsky.

    Aleksey Rakhmanov says the replacement costs are to be covered by the motor supplier.

    “Those who supplied the defective unit will pay, I suppose. However, the Arktika icebreaker is actually an R&D product fitted with frequency converters for the first time ever, it is the first to be equipped with such propulsion motors, the turbines are manufactured for the first time over a period of 60 years, etc.”, explained the head of United Shipbuilding Corporation.

    According to the speaker, the icebreaker is to compete sea trials by the end of July and to be deployed in winter navigation season of 2020-21.

    On 23 June 2020, the Arktika left Saint-Petersburg for the final phase of sea trials.

    More information about construction of icebreakers is available in Russian in the analytical report of IAA PortNews for the Ministry of Industry and Trade >>>>

    The lead icebreaker of Project 22220, the Arktika, ordered by State Corporation “Rosatom” was laid down at Baltiysky Zavod shipyard on 5 November 2013 and launched on 16 June 2016. 

    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 - 8.65 m, maximum icebreaking capability - 2.9-meter-thick ice (at full capacity and speed of 1.5-2 knots); full displacement – 33,540 tonnes; designated service life - 40 years, crew - 53.

    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.

    The icebreaker will be powered by two RITM-200 reactors. RITM-200 is a two-reactor plant developed by Afrikantov OKBM specially for the icebreaking fleet.  Each reactor has a heat rate of 175 MW. RITM-200 reactor design features energy-efficient integrated layout, which enables the placement of the main equipment directly inside the steam generating unit's casing. 

    The icebreakers designed by CDB Iceberg in 2009 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.

    Arktika is named after an earlier nuclear-powered icebreaker, the first surface ship that reached the North Pole.

    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:

    Nuclear-powered icebreaker Arktika leaves for final sea trials >>>>

    Lead nuclear-powered icebreaker of Project 22220, Arktika, left for sea trials >>>>




2021 September 16

18:35 Boskalis completes EUR 100 million share buyback program
17:30 Construction of port Lavna kicked off in Murmansk Region
17:21 APM Terminals opens first “Fast Corridor” between Vado Ligure reefer terminal and inland customers in Italy
17:05 Wärtsilä cloud simulation now available on-demand via OTG’s Ocean Learning Platform
16:41 Evergreen’s Ever Ace with WinGD’s large bore X92 bore size engines crossed the Suez Canal
16:14 The new Port of Calais officially inaugurated after six years of construction
15:45 Southampton’s newest cruise terminal officially opened
15:35 Organizers of International Conference “Development of Icebreaking and Support Fleet“ offer the event programme
15:14 Dublin Port publishes Port Infrastructure Charges Pricing Strategy 2022 to 2026
14:53 Port of Oakland beef export volume up 25 percent in Jan - July 2021
14:37 UK ports welcome public support for clean maritime projects
14:26 IVECO and Nikola sign MoU with Hamburg Port Authority for zero-emission Class 8 battery-electric trucks
13:40 SMM Maritime Industry Report (MIR) shows industry on track for sustainability
13:16 MABUX: Bunker Weekly Outlook, Week 37, 2021
13:02 Port of Los Angeles cargo volume exceeds 954,000 TEU in August 2021
12:11 Sharrow Marine announces plans to roll out an exclusive OEM Sharrow Propeller™ Boatbuilder Program
11:47 TransContainer arranged transit transportation from Korea to Turkey via Far East and Novorossiysk ports
11:24 DOF Group announces new contracts in Brazil
11:02 Cargo-passenger ferry Pavel Leonov arrived at Korsakov, the ship’s homeport
10:38 Capacity of Vostochny Port’s multipurpose complex to be raised to 117,000 TEUs per year
10:21 Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy sees great interest in the Norwegian continental shelf
10:13 DFDS acquires ICT Logistics
09:49 Crude oil prices continue rising driven by data on reduction of reserves
09:30 Maersk acquires a Portuguese cloud-based logistics start-up HUUB
09:16 Baltic Dry Index as of September 15
09:15 MABUX: Global bunker prices may rise sharply on Sep 16
08:28 Castor Maritime announces new charter agreements

2021 September 15

18:43 Royal Phuket Marina’s inner-channel dredging project to deliver round-the-clock access for boats up to 35 metres
18:37 NJEDA and PSEG sign 78-year lease for the New Jersey Wind Port
18:17 PGS sets multiple acquisition records
17:55 Nefteflot lays down two ships of Project RDB 66.62
17:31 Subsea 7 awarded FEED contract in Norway
17:30 Gazpromneft Snabzheniye and Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Region to develop industrial and logistics park Obsky Prichal in Labytnangi
17:09 bp and NYK Line join forces to help decarbonise hard-to-abate sectors
16:57 SFL sells seven handysize bulk carriers
16:51 Yantar shipyard launches production of thermal and sound insulation
16:06 Sea Machines Robotics to embark on 1,000 nautical mile autonomous and remotely commanded journey around Denmark
14:34 Embracing digitalization will bring new opportunities and new discipline to cargo underwriting, says IUMI
14:02 Container ship FESCO Yanina joins the FESCO fleet
13:03 ICS issues new anti-COVID guidance
12:55 Evergreen Marine renews its 22-year LTSSP contract with KDI for another decade
12:49 SCF and Gazprom Neft join forces to facilitate decarbonisation and digitalisation in energy shipping
12:11 Options taken on additional Knutsen OAS LNG carriers results in three more Compact Reliq orders for Wärtsilä
11:37 PJSC TransContainer launches regular service from China to Rostov-on-Don via Nakhodka
11:15 Aker Solutions wins subsea FEED contract for NOA Fulla
10:58 Throughput of Kaliningrad port in 8M’2021 fell by 2% Y-o-Y
10:35 Throughput of port Vyborg in 8M’2021 rose by 46% Y-o-Y
10:13 Throughput of port Primorsk in 8M’2021 fell by 1% Y-o-Y
09:50 Throughput of port Vysotsk in 8M’2021 fell by 5% Y-o-Y
09:31 MABUX: Global bunker prices do not change and stay steady on Sep 15
09:29 Crude oil prices rise on reduction of reserves
09:14 Baltic Dry Index as of September 14
08:22 ABS launches industry-first simulation decarbonization service

2021 September 14

18:31 Loss prevention provides a ‘virtuous circle’ of returns, says IUMI
18:06 ABP and DB Cargo UK win the Rail Freight Group’s award for Customer Care
17:45 Port of Ust-Luga throughput in 8M’2021 rose by 3% Y-o-Y
17:26 AD Ports Group leased out over 2.2 million square metres of industrial land in H1 2021
17:06 DEME, Qair, and Aspiravi to bid into Scottish offshore wind leasing round
16:42 Average spot market price for Russian M100 product rose to RUB 24,458 pmt as of September 10
16:21 British Ports Association responds to Government Brexit borders announcement