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A series of atomic universal icebreakers of the project 22220 "Arctic" will continue

A series of atomic universal icebreakers of the project 22220 «Arctic» It will continueA series of atomic universal icebreakers of the project 22220, under construction at the Baltic Shipyard in St. Petersburg, It will continue, the corresponding decision has already been made. Besides, it was decided to lay down the lead multifunctional nuclear technology service vessel.

On New Year's Eve, 29 December, Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Mikhail Mishustin signed a government decree on the allocation of budget investments for the construction of the lead multifunctional nuclear technology service vessel and two serial universal nuclear icebreakers of the project 22220 at 2023 – 2030 years. Construction will also be carried out by attracting third-party investments., the budget will cover only 50% ship costs.

Multifunctional nuclear service vessel (MSATO) project 22770 must be put into operation in 2029 year, It is designed to replace the one in use 1980 year ISATO “Imandra” project 1948. The new vessel will ensure the operation of nuclear icebreakers, marine vessels with a nuclear power plant and floating power units. The vessel will have an unlimited navigation area and will be equipped with a diesel power plant with a total capacity of 9,28 MW.

The sixth and seventh icebreakers of the project will also be laid. 22220 with commissioning in 2028 and 2030 years. To date, the Baltic Shipyard has built three nuclear-powered ships of this project: head “Arctic” and serial “Siberia” and “Ural”, are under construction “Yamal” and “Chukotka”, the transfer of which to the customer is scheduled for 2024 and 2026 of the year.

Project icebreakers 22220 are built to ensure year-round navigation along the Northern Sea Route. The peculiarity of the project icebreakers 22220 is the use of variable rainfall using ballast tanks. Double-draft ships can operate in deep water, and in shallow water in rivers, breaking ice up to 3 meters thick. used photos:

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