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Head nuclear-powered icebreaker “Arktika” project 22220 was the final stage of sea trials. This was reported on the website of the Baltic plant.
In the next three weeks commissioning team of the plant together with representatives of contractor organizations will test the operation of machinery and equipment of the icebreaker. Specialists will also conduct a series of tests, including checking the work paroturbinnoj installation, systems electrodevice of the ship, the shafting, and deck machinery (anchor and steering device). Will be tested for speed and manoeuvring characteristics of the icebreaker, the functioning of drainage systems and automation systems.
An important phase of sea trials will be to test navigation systems and communications, and helicopter systems.
The plant said that almost all of the equipment on the icebreaker by Russian companies. After returning from the trials, the ship will pass to the customer. Commissioning is scheduled for 2020.
Nuclear icebreakers of project 22220 will be able to conduct convoys in Arctic conditions, punching while moving ice thickness up to 2.8 meters. Two-sedimentary design of the vessel will allow it to be used both in Arctic waters and in estuaries of polar rivers. The construction of a series of five nuclear-powered icebreakers included in the Comprehensive plan for the modernization and expansion of trunk infrastructure.
Russia until the end of 2024 plans to implement 13 national projects: “Health”, “Education”, “Demography”, “Culture”, “Safe and quality roads”, “Housing and the urban environment”, “Ecology”, “Science”, “Small and medium entrepreneurship and support entrepreneurial initiative,” “labor Productivity and employment support, international cooperation and exports”, “Complex plan of modernization and expansion of trunk infrastructure”.
For their implementation it is planned to spend about 26 trillion rubles.
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