Nuclear icebreaker Arktika Moving to the Kronstadt Marine Plant

August 11, 2021 – The nuclear-powered icebreaker Arktika left the berth of the Baltic Shipyard and proceeded to move to the Kronstadt Marine Plant (part of the USC). There the ship will dock, where scheduled work will be carried out to replace one of the engines.

The universal nuclear icebreaker “Arktika” is the lead ship of Project 22220, built at the Baltic Shipyard. Its laying ceremony took place in November 2013. On June 16, 2016, the order was launched. On October 21, 2020, the lead nuclear-powered universal icebreaker Arktika was put into operation.

The universal nuclear-powered icebreakers of Project 22220 are the largest and most powerful icebreaking ships in the world. Their main task is to ensure year-round navigation in the Western region of the Arctic. The vessel is able to overcome ice obstacles up to 3 meters thick. Now, at the production facilities of the Baltic Shipyard, four more vessels of the project 22220 line are being built, these are the icebreakers Sibir, Ural, Yakutia and Chukotka. The ships of this project in the coming years should become the basis of the civilian icebreaker fleet of Russia.

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