Sibir Christened at Murmansk

On January 25, a ceremony of hoisting the state flag of the Russian Federation was held in Murmansk on the first serial universal nuclear icebreaker of project 22220 Sibir, built at the Baltic Shipyard (part of USC).

The ceremony was attended by Aleksey Kadilov, Director General of the Baltic Shipyard, Vyacheslav Ruksha, Deputy Director General – Director of the Northern Sea Route Directorate, Mustafa Kashka, Director General of FSUE Atomflot, and Andrey Chibis, Governor of the Murmansk Region.

“I want to thank each of the thousands of people who made this event possible with their work – the raising of the national flag on the first serial nuclear icebreaker Siberia. I want to say a huge thank you to the designers of the Iceberg Central Design Bureau, the close-knit team of the Baltic Shipyard, contractors, contractors, and, of course, our colleagues from FSUE Atomflot, who will work on this nuclear-powered icebreaker. With the ships of Project 22220, we, together and jointly, opened a new page for the domestic nuclear civilian fleet. Shipbuilders of the Baltic Shipyard are confident that these icebreakers will prove to be reliable and efficient equipment capable of worthy service in the most extreme conditions of the Far North. And let the line of nuclear icebreakers of project 22220 not be limited to 5 orders. These ships are needed by the country

The universal nuclear icebreaker “Siberia” is the second ship of project 22220, built at the Baltic Shipyard. The laying ceremony took place on May 26, 2015. Launching took place on September 22, 2017. The signing of the certificate of acceptance and transfer of the icebreaker took place on December 24 at the Baltic Shipyard. In the near future, the ship will start working on the routes of the Northern Sea Route.

Today, the company is building three more nuclear-powered ships of the project – these are the icebreakers Ural, Yakutia and Chukotka. Project 22220 universal nuclear icebreakers are the largest and most powerful icebreakers in the world. Their main task is to provide year-round navigation in the Western region of the Arctic. The ships of this project in the coming years should become the basis of the civil icebreaking fleet of Russia.

The main characteristics of the vessel:

Power – 60 MW (on shafts)

Travel speed – 22 knots (in clear water)

Length – 173.3 m (160 m on DWL)

Width – 34 m (33 m on DWL)

Height – 52 m

Draft – 10.5 m / 8.65 m

Maximum icebreaking capacity – 2.8 m

Full displacement – 33 540 tons

Assigned service life – 40 years

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