SAINT PETERSBURG, September 22. /TASS/. Mooring trials of nuclear powered icebreaker “Arktika” will begin in early 2018. This was announced on Friday, the President of the United shipbuilding Corporation (USC) Alexey Rakhmanov.


The Icebreaker “Sibir”

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“[Mooring test of the “Arctic”] let’s start at the beginning of next year. “Siberia” (icebreaker, launched on Friday – approx. TASS), respectively, with an annual delay,” he said.

The first serial icebreaker “Sibir” project 22220 was laid in may 2015, the deadline is 2020.

Under the contract with FSUE “Rosatomflot” Baltic shipyard is building three nuclear-powered icebreaker of the project: head of “Arctic” and two serial ship “Siberia” and “Ural”. The technical design of nuclear submarines developed by TSKB “iceberg” . Universal nuclear icebreakers of the project 22220 is designed for self-pilotage in the Arctic, icebreaking pilotage in shallow areas of the Yenisei and the Ob Bay, rendering assistance to vessels and rescue operations in ice conditions and on clear water.

Earlier Rosatom reported that the RSC had requested to postpone the commissioning lead icebreaker “Arktika” from 2017 at a later date. Rosatom said that the delay in commissioning of the Arctic will not lead to problems with delivery of cargoes along the Northern sea route. The Kremlin also did not consider the postponement of the introduction of the icebreaker “Arktika” is critical.

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