Baltiysky Zavod to secure contracts for construction of two more LK-60 icebreakers in 2018
Baltiysky Zavod – Sudostroyeniye LLC (Saint-Petersburg) is going to secure contracts for construction of two more LK-60 icebreakers in 2018, IAA PortNews correspondent cites Aleksei Kadilov, Director General of United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) as saying at the meeting dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the Corporation.
According to him, new icebreakers will be in demand for assisting vessels going westwards along the Northern Sea Route.
He also said that nuclear-powered icebreaker Sibir (the second in the series) would be launched in autumn 2017.
Saint-Petersburg based shipyard Baltiysky Zavod – Sudostroyeniye is building three 60MW icebreakers of project 22220 (Arktika, Sibir, Ural) scheduled for delivery in 2017 – 2020.
Baltiysky Zavod OJSC (Saint-Petersburg) specializes in construction of rank 1 surface-crafts, ice class vessels with nuclear and diesel-electric propulsion plants, nuclear floating energy units, floating distilling plants.
The shipyard was set up in 1856. To preserve the staff and the competence of the shipyard, USC founded Baltiysky Zavod – Sudostroyeniye LLC. The Company’s staff currently numbers 4,000 employees.
The backlog of orders of Baltiysky Zavod-Sudostroyeniye LLC is currently valued at about RUB 150 bln. The largest orders are: three 60-MWt nuclear icebreakers, 25-MWt diesel-electric icebreaker, floating power unit of the world’s first floating nuclear heat and power plant, engineering products.