The lead universal nuclear icebreaker of project 22220 “Arktika” built by the Baltic Shipyard (part of usc) entered the waters of the Gulf of Finland to undergo acceptance tests.
During the test program, the factory handing over team together with the crew of the icebreaker will check the operability of the rowing electric motor of the starboard side, the replacement of which was made by specialists of the Baltic Shipyard.
It is expected that after the completion of the tests, the nuclear-powered ship “Arktika” will begin work on the Northern Sea Route. The universal nuclear icebreaker “Arktika” is the lead vessel of project 22220. The nuclear-powered ships of this project are the largest and most powerful icebreaking vessels in the world. Their main task is to ensure year-round navigation in the Western Arctic. In the coming years, project 22220 icebreakers should become the basis of Russia’s civil icebreaker fleet.