On 24 December 2021 the Baltic Shipyard in St. Petersburg hosted a ceremony of signing the Hand-over and Acceptance Certificate for the first serial multi-purpose nuclear-powered icebreaker Sibir, project 22220. The document was signed by Mustafa Kashka, Director General of Atomflot, and Alexey Kadilov, Director General of the Baltic Shipyard.
Commissioning of the first serial multi-purpose nuclear-powered icebreaker Sibir will strengthen Rosatomflot’s positions in the Arctic, – Mustafa Kashka, Director General of Atomflot, said. – The icebreakers of project 22220 embody successful experience of shipbuilders and seamen. We are sure that the efficient operation of these vessels will determine sustainable development of shipping on the Northern Sea Route”.
The lead multi-purpose nuclear-powered icebreaker Arktika of project 22220 is now in operation on the Northern Sea Route escorting vessels to the port of Pevek.
During its operation the lead multi-purpose nuclear-powered icebreaker has successfully shown compliance with its specifications. Reactor plant RITM-200 with an integrated steam-generating unit has demonstrated its effectiveness. In May 2021 the icebreaker Arktika was in operation in shallow water towards the Arctic Gates oil terminal and proved its readiness for operation in open sea and in mouths of Arctic rivers.
The St. Petersburg shipyard continues construction of multi-purpose nuclear-powered icebreakers Ural, Yakutia and Chukotka.
Source, photo: Rosatomflot, Communications Department