The Ural nuclear-powered icebreaker of project 22220 will be delivered this year before November 1, and the Yakutia icebreaker is scheduled to be floated out on November 31. There is no threat of disruption in the delivery of ships to the customer, Alexei Kadilov, general director of the Baltic Shipyard (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation, USC), told reporters on Tuesday. His words are quoted by TASS.
“At this point the work is on schedule. We will deliver the Ural in 2022, we shall do it by November 1. The Yakutia should be launched on November 31, our work is on schedule,” Kadilov said.
He added that the deadline for the completion of the Yakutia icebreaker is 2024, and for the Chukotka icebreaker is 2026. "No, not yet," he said, answering a question about whether there is a risk of a shift in these terms. The director of the enterprise also noted that "there are plans for the construction of new icebreakers, but there is no contract yet."
Project 22220 universal nuclear icebreakers are the largest and most powerful icebreakers in the world. Their main task is to provide year-round navigation in the Western region of the Arctic. On Tuesday, the Russian flag was hoisted at the Atomflot enterprise in Murmansk on the universal nuclear-powered icebreaker Sibir, the second vessel of project 22220 built at the Baltic Shipyard. The lead ship of the project is the Arktika icebreaker, which is already operating in the waters of the Northern Sea Route.
Source: Maritime news of Russia