2015 May 27 10:19
A principal decision has been made on the development of the conceptual design for the new Leader Icebreaker, IAA PortNews journalist cites Sergey Kirienko, Director General of State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM, as telling journalists during the keel-laying ceremony held by Baltiysky Zavod for the first serial nuclear-powered icebreaker of Project 22220. According to Sergey Kirienko, federal financing of the project has been launched via the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
Director General of ROSATOM also noted that the icebreaker would let move across the Arctic ice of any thickness (up to 4.5 m). The Leader Icebreaker will reportedly have the power of 110 MW.
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