• 2022 December 8 18:00

    Contracts for construction of 5th and 6th icebreakers of Project 22220 may be signed in December 2022 – Vyacheslav Ruksha

    The fleet of icebreakers operating on the Northern Sea Route should number 17 units by 2030 and 22 units by 2035

    The contracts for construction of the 5th and the 6th icebreakers of Project 22220 may be signed in December 2022, Vyacheslav Ruksha, Deputy General Director of Rosatom - Director of the Northern Sea Route Directorate, said at the plenary session of the XII International Forum “Arctic: Today and the Future”.

    “They are to be contracted in December”, he said when answering the question of journalists on signing of the contracts for construction of the 5th and the 6th serial icebreakers.

    Multipurpose nuclear-powered icebreakers of Project 22220 ships are the world’s largest and most powerful icebreaking ships. Their key task is to ensure year-round navigation in the western Arctic. Icebreakers of 22220 design will form the basis of Russia’s civil icebreaking fleet in the near time.

    Key particulars of Project 22220: LOA - 173.3 m (160 m, DWL), beam - 34 m (33 m, DWL), depth – 15.2 m; height - 52 m; draft (DWL) - 10.5 m; minimum draft – 9.2 m, full displacement – 33,540 tonnes; maximum icebreaking capability - 2.8-meter-thick ice (at full capacity and speed of 1.5-2 knots); designated service life - 40 years, crew - 53.

    Icebreakers of Project 22220 are intended for escorting of ships including ships of large capacity, year-round escorting of convoys in the western Arctic, assistance to ships in shallow areas of the Yenisei estuary and the Gulf of Ob, towing of ships and floating facilities in ice-covered and ice-free waters; participation in rescue operations in ice-covered and ice-free waters. The icebreakers are built to RS class.

    As Vyacheslav Ruksha said earlier, the fleet of icebreakers operating on the Northern Sea Route should number 17 units by 2030 and 22 units by 2035. That number of icebreakers is needed to ensure cargo traffic of 150 and 220 million tonnes respectively.

    In accordance with Presidential Decree of 2018, the State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM performs the functions of a single infrastructure operator for the development of the Northern Sea Route. The company operates the world’s only fleet of nuclear-powered icebreakers.

    Under the contract with FSUE Atomflot, Baltiysky Zavod is currently building two icebreakers of Project 22220 (Yakutia and Chukotka). The lead icebreaker in the series, Arktika, and two serial icebreakers, Sibir and Ural, have already been put into operation. Besides, Shipbuilding Complex “Zvezda” (Bolshoy Kamen, Primorsky Territory) is building a nuclear-powered icebreaker of Leader type.

    The Northern Sea Route is a single transport system in the Russian Arctic sector. It stretches along the northern coasts of Russia across the seas of the Arctic Ocean (Kara, Laptev, East Siberian, Chukchi seas). The route links the European ports of Russia with the mouths of navigable rivers in Siberia and the Far East. In August 2022, a plan for the development of the Northern Sea Route (NSR) until 2035 was approved. The plan includes over 150 activities with total financing nearing RUB 1.8 trillion. A separate section of the plan is focused on creation of a fleet of icebreakers including the lead icebreaker of Leader design as well as the development of shipbuilding and ship repair facilities in the Arctic.

    PortNews TV video >>>>

    Related links:

    NSR fleet of icebreakers to number 17 units by 2030 and 22 units by 2035 – Vyacheslav Ruksha >>>>

    Nuclear-powered icebreaker Ural of Project 22220 commenced operation in the Kara Sea >>>>




2024 July 19

18:00 Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation concludes biofuels supply chain trials
17:10 Four Greek ports receive €10 million in CEF funds
16:47 Rauma shipyard launches the second passenger-car ferry ordered for Tasmania
16:25 MOL to invest in Carnot, a developer of technology for highly efficient engines
15:48 ABS and KRISO to advance SMR-powered vessels and floating power generation platforms
15:31 Ports of Indiana, Port of Antwerp-Bruges sign MoU
14:59 Fratelli Cosulich holds a steel cutting ceremony for the new vessel "Marta Cosulich" at Taizhou Maple Leaf Shipbuilding
14:13 Suez Canal reports 23.4% drop in annual revenue due to Red Sea crisis
13:42 Dual fuel standby vessels begin operations in Hong Kong
13:08 Bluferries, C.T.E. Perdikaris Engineering, Architectural & Technical Services and RINA announce the launch of a hybrid Ro-Ro passenger ship
12:30 DP World and Evyap Group forge new logistics hub to boost Turkish trade
12:11 Sempra Infrastructure announces EPC contract with Bechtel for Port Arthur LNG Phase 2
11:40 Two oil tankers on fire off Singapore, crew rescued
11:20 World Bank Group releases report on offshore wind development scenarios for Brazil based on analysis by DNV
10:42 FPSO Bacalhau receives AiP for abate notation from classification society DNV
10:19 Port Houston approved for cold treatment
09:55 Fujairah’s fuel oil inventories rise 5% this month

2024 July 18

18:00 South Korea slaps sanctions on Hong Kong shipping firm
17:31 IBIA seeks change to CII regulation for bunker vessels
17:06 Rem Offshore and VARD sign contract for CSOV
16:31 EU to invest record €7 billion in transport infrastructure
16:02 Port of Antwerp-Bruges throughput up 3% to 143.2 million tonnes in H1 2024
15:47 Port of Rotterdam posts cargo throughput of 220 million tonnes in first half 2024
15:30 Port of Oakland full imports rises 26.8% to 84,040 TEUs in June 2024
14:43 MSC increase own-operated service share
14:13 GTT receives an order from Dalian Shipbuilding for the tank design of two new LNG carriers
13:37 NYK acquires multiple segments of ENEOS Ocean’s shipping business
13:01 Bunker price trends in the world's four largest hubs, July 15-29 – MABUX
12:42 ITOCHU, Nihon Shipyard, ClassNK and MPA, signed MOU for joint study of ammonia fueled bulk carriers
12:12 KENC Engineering awarded with jacket seafastening scope
11:30 CMA CGM enters into a strategic partnership with Google
11:03 Port of Los Angeles container volume increases 10% to 827,757 TEU in June 2024
10:53 The Government of Canada invests in marine industry’s transition to green ship technology
10:13 Scottish Government to purchase seven new ferries
09:19 Damen signs four vessel contract with Toyota Tsusho for Angolan port development project

2024 July 17

18:05 Peninsula completes LNG bunkering for ‘K’ LINE in Gibraltar
17:36 Yangzijiang to invest $412 million in shipyard expansion
17:06 Singapore's non-oil domestic exports down 8.7% in June 2024
16:42 Damen starts steel cutting on new hybrid island class vessels for BC Ferries
16:23 Mabanaft submits permit-related approval documents for planned construction of ammonia import terminal in Hamburg
15:54 Helsinki, Tallinn ports get €15m EU funding
15:24 LNG carrier completes Arctic voyage to China in 18 days
14:45 Salvage team to start pumping fuel from grounded vessel on South African coast
14:23 Fertiglobe wins first H2Global pilot auction for renewable ammonia
13:54 Maersk says Red Sea shipping disruption having global effects
13:39 Average spot rates from the Far East to US East Coast increased by 3.7% - Xeneta
11:30 NYK completes world's first truck-to-ship ammonia bunkering of ammonia-fueled tugboat
10:52 CEVA Logistics, Almajdouie Logistics sign JV in Saudi Arabia 
10:24 Port of Long Beach container volume up up 15.3% to 835,412 TEUs in June 2024

2024 July 16

18:02 China extends visa-free transit policy to 37 ports
17:25 Works on schedule for the Ravenna regasifier, with the plant operational in the first quarter of 2025
17:05 STX Heavy Industries changes name to “HD Hyundai Marine Engine”
16:45 OOCL's revenue rises 14pc to US$2.2bln
16:20 Saltchuk acquires all of the outstanding shares of Overseas Shipholding Group
15:57 EU sets four conditions for the port of Piraeus inverstments
15:41 Serbia to open tender for Prahovo port overhaul in 2024
15:37 EIB lends €90 million for sustainable expansion of the Port of Livorno
15:34 Crew of capsized oil tanker off Oman still missing
15:14 Lomarlabs signs with Cargokite to develop a new ship class of micro ships
14:47 Greece extends naval drills that deter Russian oil transfers - Bloomberg
14:08 The Official Journal of the European Union publishes the first-ever EU regulation to reduce methane emissions
13:24 High cat fines found in the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp region bunker fuel samples, alerts CTI-Maritec
12:58 Yangzijiang Shipbuilding works to acquire over 866,671 sqm of land for new clean energy ship manufacturing base
12:42 GTT entrusted by Samsung Heavy Industries with the tank design of a new FLNG
10:47 Maersk signs an MoU for ship recycling in Bahrain

2024 July 15

18:06 European Shipowners and Maritime Transport Unions launch initiative to support shipping and seafarers in the digital transition
17:35 APM Terminals Mumbai switches to 80% renewable electricity
17:05 Seaspan Shipyards welcomes the formation of the “ICE Pact”
16:41 World’s first entirely hydrogen-powered ferry welcomes passengers in San Francisco Bay
16:26 FMC issues request for additional information regarding Gemini Agreement