The procedure for transferring the vessel to the customer is scheduled for December 15.
The "Siberia" nuclear icebreaker of project 22220, according to the schedule, will put out to the Kara Sea in the first decade of January 2022. The procedure for transferring the vessel to the customer is scheduled for December 15 this year, Vyacheslav Ruksha, head of the Northern Sea Route Directorate, deputy general director of Rosatom State Corporation, told reporters on Thursday.
The "Siberia" nuclear icebreaker was supposed to be put into operation in August this year, taking into account the postponed dates. I hope that the Baltic Shipyard will remedy the defect found on it within 8-10 days, at least this is the plan. On December 10, there will be additional trial trips, according to the program it will take 3-5 days. On December 15, if everything goes well, we can start filling out the paperwork. I hope that the icebreaker will be in the Kara Sea in the first decade of January," Ruksha said at the XI International Forum "Arctic: Today and the Future" in St. Petersburg.
According to the deputy general director of Rosatom State Corporation, the next icebreaker of the 22220 series, Yakutia, according to plans, should be ready in December 2024, however, due to possible delays in the supply of turbines, the implementation time may be shifted. Another icebreaker, Chukotka, is expected to be commissioned in December 2026.
The "Siberia" nuclear-powered icebreaker is the second ship of project 22220 under construction at the Baltic Shipyard. The lead nuclear-powered icebreaker of project 22220, Arktika, was transferred to Rosatom in October 2020. At present, four serial nuclear-powered ships of this project are under construction at the Baltic Shipyard - Siberia, Ural, Yakutia and Chukotka.