St. Petersburg, 16 June. The Network published a video launching the world's most powerful nuclear icebreaker "Arktika". The solemn event was held today at the Baltic Shipyard in St. Petersburg.

PJSC "MSZ" (the company is part of Rosatom Fuel Company "TVEL") has produced the first batch of fuel rods - rods for core universal nuclear icebreaker project 22220 with reactor plant RHYTHM 200.

The need for nuclear ice breakers and intensity of their operation continue to increase together with growth of economy of the Russian Arctic. In the next years there will be a tenfold growth of volumes of a cargo transportation across the Northern Sea Route (NSR) which will be provided with support of nuclear icebreaking fleet.

The mobile command post is proposed to place on board the nuclear-powered icebreaker "Soviet Union".

In November of the current year at Baltic Shipyard in St. Petersburg laying of the Russian nuclear ice breaker "Ural" of the project 22220 will take place, - have declared on Tuesday, April 5, the chief designer of JSC CDB Aysberg Alexander Ryzhkov in the Performance at the International Forum "NDExpo-2016 — high technologies for a sustainable development".

The Russian icebreaker Vaygach has completed a transit of the Northern Sea Route in just seven and a half days – a new record according to local media in Russia. The vessel’s average speed during the transition was more than 12 knots, and the trip was made more than a month after the shipping season usually ends in the Arctic.