Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Baltic Shipyard to build new large nuclear-powered icebreaker (Project 22220 LC-60YA)

The Board of Rosatom August 3, 2012 selected the company "Baltiysky Zavod JSC" (which passed under the control of the United Shipbuilding Corporation - OCK) for the construction of the head of the new-generation class of large nuclear-powered icebreaker designated Project 22220 (LC-60YA).

Federal State Unitary Enterprise "Atomflot" announced the tender for the construction of the first unit of Project 22220 (LC-60YA) with a new type of RITM-200 pressurized water reactor on July 3, 2012. The amount of the contract is reported to be 36,959 billion rubles (1,16 Billions USD). The only shipyard to submit a proposal in the tender was of "Baltiysky Zavod JSC".

 Under the agreement, "Baltiysky Zavod JSC" has a term of up to 30 December 2017 to build an icebreaker and deliver it to FSUE "Atomflot" in Murmansk. The vessel should be laid down around November 2013 and launched in water two years later.

Nuclear-powered Icebraker Project 22220 is set to become the largest and most powerful icebreaker in the world. Its length will be 173.3 meters with a width of 34 meters and draft of 10.5 meters. Projected tonnage is 33,540 tons. It will be fitted with two RITM-200 pressurized water reactors for a capacity of 175 MW.

 Asian Defence News

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