On March 15, a keel laying ceremony was held at Kuzey Star Shipyard Denizcilik Sanayi ve Ticaret Anonim Sirketi in Istanbul. The yard is building a floating dock to Project 22220 universal nuclear icebreakers to the order of Rosatomflot.
The contract worth 4.98 bn rubles ($66.4 mn) was signed on June 7, 2021. The construction and delivery to Murmansk are to be completed within 29 months.
The 30,000-ton capacity dock will have a length of 220 m, a width of 48 m, and has a pontoon with a height of about 6 m and a crew of some 30 people.