2017 February 17 17:56

Atomflot says construction of Leader icebreaker should be started in 2021

Construction of the Leader class icebreaker should be started in 2021, IAA PortNews correspondent sites Stanislav Golovinsky, Deputy Director General for Development, FSUE Atomflot, as saying at the 2nd International Conference Arctic-2017. 

According to Stanislav Golovinsky, operation of the Leader icebreaker is very cost-effective. Such an icebreaker can escort 200,000 DWT vessels with the escort time to make 8 days maximum.

The representative of Atomflot believes that the Leader icebreaker will let improve the economics of the NSR logistics. Therefore, when the construction of three icebreakers is completed by 2021, the construction of Leader icebreaker should begin.

Read more about the project in IAA PortNews interview with Mikhail Zagorodnnikov, Executive Director of Krylov State Research Center >>>>

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Leader class icebreaker is supposed to be built in Saint-Petersburg – USC >>>>

RF Ministry of Industry and Trade announces tender for designing of 120 MW nuclear-powered icebreaker for Northern Sea Route >>>>