The vessel is the world’s largest and most powerful icebreaker.
The world’s most powerful nuclear icebreaker “Arktika” is undergoing final trials in St. Petersburg, a spokesperson for Baltic Shipyard told Saint-Petersburg TV Channel.
During the trials, specialists are testing the mechanisms and equipment of the vessels. The yard’s team together with representatives of the customer will check the steam turbine, the electric propulsion systems, the shafting and deck mechanisms, the automation and other vessel systems.
“Arktika” is the first nuclear icebreaker of the Project 22220. It was built at Baltic Shipyard for Rosatom state corporation. The vessel is the world’s largest and most powerful icebreaker. It has 173.3 m LOA, 34 m beam, 15.2 m height, a speed of 22 knots in clear water, and a power capacity of 60 MW.
Baltic Shipyard is building three icebreakers of the Project 22220, “Arktika”, “Sibir” and “Ural”. They can escort ships breaking ice up to 3 meters thick. The icebreakers will be deployed off Yamal and Gydan peninsulas and on the Kara Sea shelf.
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