The new vessels will be sisterships of the “Arktika” icebreaker, which is the first in the series.
St. Petersburg’s Baltic Shipyard is to lay the keels for two new icebreakers in the second quarter of 2020, Peterburgsky Dnevnik daily reports quoting the shipyard’s press office.
The new Project 22220 icebreakers will be sisterships of the “Arktika” nuclear icebreaker, which is the first in the series. The “Arktika” is to be put into operation in May 2020.
The names of the new vessels have not been defined yet. All in all, there will be five icebreakers in the series, every year a new vessel is scheduled to be delivered.
The Project 22220 icebreakers are designed to operate in the Northern Sea Route basin and to escort Arctic expeditions.