The new-generation lead multipurpose nuclear-powered icebreaker Arktika

The new-generation lead multipurpose nuclear-powered icebreaker Arktika

The new-generation lead multipurpose nuclear-powered icebreaker Arktika has been delivered to the customer, “Rosatomflot”, after completion of the sea trials.

The ceremonial acceptance of the vessel took place in Murmansk. The national flag of the Russian Federation was hoisted on the icebreaker in the presence of Mikhail Mishustin, the Russian Prime Minister.

"Our country is the apparent leader in the development of northern territories. We are proud that Russia is the only country in the world that was able to create a nuclear icebreaker fleet, and now we take in another multipurpose nuclear-powered icebreaker," Mikhail Mishustin said.

The lead icebreaker Arktika is equipped with the RITM-200 reactor plant. It is an innovative design having no foreign analogues, which was developed by JSC “Afrikantov OKBM” (part of the machine building division of Rosatom, Atomenergomash). The reactor plant was designed based on the experience in creation and operation of nuclear icebreakers reactor plants taking into account the state-of-the-art trends in the development of the world nuclear power. The RITM-200 Reactor plant is part of the main power plant of the icebreaker and incorporates two reactors each having a thermal power of 175 MW. The main advantage of the power plant is its compactness and efficiency. Among other things, this allowed us to make icebreakers dual-draft and ensure the enhanced performance data of the vessel in terms of speed, icebreaking capability, and other parameters..

The Project 22220 nuclear-powered icebreakers are the largest and most powerful in the world. They will provide navigation of ships with hydrocarbon raw material from the minefields of Yamal, Gydan peninsulas and Kara Sea shelf to the markets of Asian-Pacific countries.


Дата новости:  10/27/2020

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