Dmitry Rogozin supports construction of nuclear-powered Leader-class icebreaker (photo)
Dmitry Rogozin, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, has visited the exposition of Krylov State Research Center at the V International Forum “Arctic: Today And The Future”. As Krylov Center told IAA PortNews, Dmitry Rogozin expressed special interest in the scale model of Leader-class icebreaker of 120 MW (Project 10510).
Vladimir Nikitin, Director General of the KSRC, provided the official with detailed information on specific features of the project. In particular, he presented structural variations of the new icebreaker and multi-functional nature of her operation in different areas of Russia’s Arctic zone, especially in view of NSR development.
In his turn, Dmitry Rogozin emphasized the significance and the prospects of Arctic-related R&D activities of Krylov State Research Center, their special role for implementation of Russia’s plans on Arctic zone development.
The icebreaker designed by Krylov State Research Center in cooperation CDB Iceberg is intended for round-the-year servicing of large capacity vessels (of over 100,000 t in deadweight and over 50 m in length) along the entire Northern Sea Route. Economically efficient speed of about 10 knots is to be available in 2-meter thick ice. All the materials and major equipment required for construction of the icebreaker can be supplied by domestic companies. The design ensures unification of major and auxiliary equipment with that of the multi-purpose nuclear-powered icebreaker Arktika of Project 22220 which is under construction today.
The conceptual design of the Leader-class icebreaker will be completed this year. In order to put the ship into operation in 2024, the development of the detailed design should be commenced in 2016 and take 3 years.
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