October 21, 2020 – On October 21, Murmansk hosted the signing ceremony of the acceptance certificate for the lead universal nuclear-powered icebreaker Arktika, project 22220, built at the Baltic Shipyard (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation).
The event was attended by Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Yuri Borisov, General Director of the State Atomic Energy Corporation “Rosatom” Alexei Likhachev, General Director of the United Shipbuilding Corporation Alexei Rakhmanov. The acceptance certificate was signed by the General Director of the Baltic Shipyard Aleksey Kadilov and the General Director of FSUE Atomflot Mustafa Kashka.
“The transfer of the lead nuclear-powered icebreaker Arktika to the customer is a huge step for the Baltic shipyard, and we thank everyone who contributed to the creation of this nuclear-powered ship. A tremendous amount of work has been done, but the continuation of the construction of serial nuclear icebreakers is ahead, which means there is even more work that we need to do efficiently and on time, “said General Director of the Baltic Shipyard Aleksey Kadilov.
“The lead universal nuclear icebreaker Arktika is opening a series of ships that will determine the future of the Northern Sea Route,” noted Atomflot General Director Mustafa Kashka. – Nuclear-powered vessels of project 22220 meet high safety requirements for operations in the Arctic region. The technical characteristics of nuclear icebreakers meet the needs of our partners: power, autonomy and reliability. ”
After the signing of the acceptance certificate, the state flag of the Russian Federation was raised on the nuclear-powered icebreaker “Arktika”. This ceremony was attended by the Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation Mikhail Mishustin.
The head universal nuclear icebreaker of project 22220 was built by the Baltic Shipyard by order of the State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom (the ship was laid down on November 5, 2013, and launched on June 16, 2016). Currently, the enterprise is building serial nuclear icebreakers “Siberia”, “Ural” and “Yakutia”.