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To displace from the Arctic, the US, Moscow has spared billions

Against the backdrop of growing tension in the Arctic, where the interests of the world's largest powers collide, Russia is still deciding to build a powerful icebreaker. According to the General Director of the shipbuilding complex "Zvezda" Sergey Tseluyko, the construction of the nuclear icebreaker "Leader" is likely to begin in 2020.

As earlier wrote "Kommersant", the icebreaker will go to 98.6 billion roubles without VAT, or $1.5 billion. The project will be financed from the Federal budget.

According to Tseluyko, the preparatory work for the creation of the LC-120 icebreaker with a capacity of 120 megawatts, that is twice more than that of the LC-60A "Arctic", which is planned to be put into operation this year.

It is planned the construction of three icebreakers of the series of LK-120. If we take into account that the production cycle of the reactor is 2.5 years, the "Leader" will be ready at the earliest in 2023. By this time, should be in service already, all three of LK-60Я – "Arktika", "Sibir" and "Ural".

Even in a crisis, Russia has no choice but to build these ships, as most icebreakers were produced in the Soviet era and are already developing their resources. Recently, Moscow has declared its sole right to control the Northern sea route opaque, and for this purpose the LK-60A and LK-120 are simply necessary. Another question is whether there is enough money for them. After all, in parallel will have to build a new aircraft carrier and frigates, without which the Russian Navy will be tight. Spur and Americans, who also talk about the need to build new icebreakers and constantly sent to the teachings of the submarine for the Arctic circle.


 

Source: https://utro.ru/army/2019/02/18/1390781.shtml

Rosatom plans to put into operation 4 new nuclear icebreakers of the project 22220 with a capacity of 60 MW each by 2024.

We are talking about the main icebreaker "Arctic" and 3 serial icebreakers of this project.

This was reported by the Department of communications Rosatom.

It is expected that by 2024 it will be put into operation:

- universal nuclear icebreaker (UAL) "Arctic»,

- 1st serial icebreaker of project 22220 "Siberia»,

- 2nd serial icebreaker project 22220 " Ural»,

- The 3rd serial nuclear icebreaker of the project 22220, provided by the concept of development of the nuclear icebreaker fleet, but which has no contract yet.

If the plans are implemented, by 2024 the nuclear icebreaker fleet will consist of 8 icebreakers: 4 operating at the moment – "Vaygach", "Taimyr", "Yamal", "50 years of Victory" and 4 new – "Arctic", "Siberia", "Ural" and the 3rd serial UAL.

As part of the concept of development of the nuclear icebreaker fleet of Rosatom, it is planned to build 5 serial icebreakers of the project 22220.

Commissioning of the 4th serial icebreaker is scheduled for 2024, the 5th-for 2027.

It should also be noted that the concept includes the construction of 3 nuclear icebreakers of the Leader type with a capacity of 120 MW – the implementation of the project will make it possible to carry out year-round navigation throughout the Northern sea route (NSR).

At the moment, the final decision to lay the icebreaker "Leader" has not yet been made.

Source: https://neftegaz.ru/news/view/179525-K-2025-g.-Rosatom-planiruet-vvesti-v-ekspluatatsiyu-4-novyh-atomnyh-ledokola

From June to November, the nuclear-powered ships "Rosatomflot" spent 70 ships

Nuclear icebreakers of the state Corporation "Rosatomflot" completed summer-autumn navigation, the gross capacity of the vessels compared to last year increased by more than 1.5 times, to 1.06 million tons. This was reported on Friday by the press service of "Rosatomflot".

"The gross capacity of all vessels was more than 1 million 60 thousand tons against 0.64 million tons in 2017," the report said.

As part of the final flight of the nuclear icebreaker "Yamal" held the ship "Tambey", owned by the company "TC "Northern project", with the RAID Pevek in the direction of the port of Arkhangelsk, the wiring took 8 days. In total, from June to November, The rosatomflot nuclear ships carried out 70 vessels, 52 of them under the flag of Russia. In 2017, there were 87 ship transactions in summer and autumn, but their total gross tonnage was more than 1.5 times lower.

On December 1, the nuclear icebreakers Taimyr and Yamal will start operating in the Ob Bay. Nuclear-powered icebreakers "50 years of Victory" and "Vaigach" will be in the home port of Murmansk until the end of December, and from January 1, 2019 they will begin work in the waters of the Northern sea route.


 

Source: https://tass.ru/arktika-segodnya/5855858

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev at a meeting at the Baltic Shipyard on November 28 in St. Petersburg announced his intention to extend the construction of a series of icebreakers of the project 22220 (“Arctic”).

The appearance at the disposal of Russia of promising icebreakers necessitates the creation of new vessels.

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.

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