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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.

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.

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