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At the Baltic Shipyard laid the world's largest icebreaker

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At the Baltic Shipyard November 5 the solemn laying of the head of the universal icebreaker new generation of LC -60 project 22220 . The press -service of JSC "United Shipbuilding Corporation " (USC ) .

A contract worth almost 37 billion rubles. the construction of LC -60 was concluded in August 2012. Under its terms , Ltd. " Baltic Shipyard - ship " (included in the PSC ) must be before December 30, 2017 . build an icebreaker and put it to the dock of the customer - Federal State Unitary Enterprise " ATOMFLOT " - in Murmansk. According to the approved schedule Launch of the icebreaker is scheduled for November 2015.

It is expected that the LC -60 will be the largest and most powerful icebreaker in the world. A vessel of 173.3 m and a width of 34 meters will be able to move as in the shallow water at the mouths of rivers polar and in the depths of the Arctic Ocean . The icebreaker will work in the western region of the Arctic : the Barents , Pechora and Kara seas, as well as the more shallow areas of the mouth of the Yenisei and the Ob Bay .

The ship will have a two-reactor power plant with the main source of the vapor from the reactor of a new generation of RITM -200 capacity of 175 MW , specially developed for this vessel. Engaged in the creation of technical design CDB "Iceberg " in 2009.

In an interview with RBC CEO NGO "Aurora" Constantine Shilov said that the development of the Arctic will be another driving force for the development of domestic machine-building and instrument-making. Icebreaker fleet , established in 1980-1990 -ies. , Worn out , but now there has been a new twist , as illustrated by the project to build the reactor plant RITM -200 .

However, the state icebreaker may be other competitors . In an interview with RBC Director of the Russian State Museum of Arctic and Antarctic Victor Boyarsky pointed out that many companies find too expensive to use the services of " Atomflota " when posting vehicles on the Northern Sea Route . They thought it would be easier to create your own fleet , and started the construction of its icebreakers.

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