On May 26, the keel for the third serial Project 22220 universal nuclear icebreaker was laid at Baltic Shipyard in St. Petersburg.
The new icebreaker will be named «Yakutia» and will become the fourth nuclear-powered icebreaker in the series. The customer is Atomflot.
The ceremony was attended by top managers of Rosatom and United Shipbuilding Corp., and St. Petersburg and Sakha Republic (Yakutia) officials.
Technical details of Project 22220:
- Length overall: 173.3 m
- Beam overall: 34 m
- Amidships height to upper deck: 15.2 m
- Draft on design waterline: 10.5 m
- Minimum operating draft: 8.55 m
- Nuclear power plant includes the RITM-200 reactor unit with a capacity: 175 MW
- Steam turbine unit with an output: 72 MW
- Crew: 75 persons
The maximum thickness of the continuous flat shore ice, which the icebreaker can break through moving ahead and astern at 1,5-2 knots in deep water at full capacity of the power plant and draft on design waterline is 2.8 m.
Other icebreakers of the project under construction at Baltic Yard are “Arktika”, “Sibir” and “Ural”. These will be the most powerful icebreakers in the world.