Icebreaker “Arktika”the Photo: Vladimir Vyatkin / RIA Novosti
Start the reactor installation was held on the nuclear icebreaker “Arktika”, which is considered the most powerful in the world. This was reported in the state Corporation Rosatom, RIA Novosti reported.
At the moment, the reactors are derived for the minimum power level that is sufficient to control the reaction. “Further, after the required tests, will take place on the conclusion of the reactors at energy power level. And then have to start sea trials,” — said the Corporation.
It is noted that the icebreaker has the Russian reactor plant RITM-200. It consists of two nuclear reactors of thermal capacity of 175 MW. Developed the installation in Nizhny Novgorod enterprise of “Rosatom” — “Afrikantov OKBM”.
Start of operation of the icebreaker “Arktika” is scheduled for 2020.
Earlier in September it became known that the Ministry of Finance has provided for the allocation of the state Corporation “Rosatom” 24.7 billion rubles to 2020 for the construction of nuclear icebreakers of the new generation, follows from the draft Federal budget for the year 2020 and the planning period of 2021 and 2022. In late August, it was reported that the first tranche of funds from the Federal budget for the construction of the atomic icebreaker “Leader” in the amount of 16.9 billion rubles will be allocated in 2020.
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