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Baltic shipyard floats Ural nuclear icebreaker


The Baltic Shipyard floated the second serial nuclear icebreaker the Ural of project 22220, the enterprise said.


Baltic shipyard floats Ural nuclear icebreaker Russia has launched the third and final Project 22220 LK-60YA-class nuclear-powered icebreaker at the Baltic Shipyard in Saint Petersburg, Russia on May 25 (Picture source: Илья Львов)


"Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov delivered a welcome address at the floating ceremony and said the Baltic Shipyard has preserved the school to build major ice-class vessels," it said.

Rosatom CEO Alexey Likhachev said a contract would be signed for another two icebreakers of project 22220 by the end of August. The Ural is to be ready in August 2022.

Project 22220 nuclear icebreakers can lead caravans of ships in three-meter Arctic ice. The dual-draft design allows the icebreaker to operate in ice and in Polar river deltas. The lead Arktika icebreaker of project 22220 was laid in November 2013 by the Baltic shipyard. The first serial Sibir icebreaker was laid in May 2015 and the second serial Ural in July 2016. The displacement is 33450 tons, the length is 173.3 meters. The two-reactor nuclear power plant RITM-200 has a 175 MW capacity. The speed is 22 knots. Maximum ice thickness in uninterrupted motion is 2.8 meters. The crew comprises 75 men.


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