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    Akademik Lomonsov vessel

    Post  TR1 on Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:56 am

    http://s019.radikal.ru/i626/1203/06/931b0830289b.jpg
    http://s019.radikal.ru/i627/1203/eb/124c4c695275.jpg

    Good photos of the floating nuclear station Akademic Lomonosov @ Baltiksy Zavod.
    Ship was laid down in 2009, launched in 2010.

    Some other objects of intersted @ Balitsky:
    http://s019.radikal.ru/i604/1203/a5/0ed38b2ba542.jpg

    The project 21900 diseal-electic icebreakers Moskva and St.Petersburg, built in 2008 and 2009.


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    Re: Icebreakers

    Post  TR1 on Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:40 am

    Looks like Baltisky is getting some much needed work, since it is getting almost no military orders:
    http://sdelanounas.ru/blogs/15556/

    First metal cut for Project 22600 ice breaker. Completion planned for 2015, vessel is of 25,000 ton size.


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    Icebreakers

    Post  TR1 on Mon May 14, 2012 12:45 am

    We all love them:

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    I like the soviet heraldry:



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    Re: Icebreakers

    Post  Austin on Mon May 21, 2012 8:04 pm

    Looks huge and impressive Shocked

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    Re: Icebreakers

    Post  GarryB on Tue May 22, 2012 9:24 am

    Will become more and more important as the ice in the Arctic reduces and that region becomes more and more a viable route for trade...

    Awesome ships.

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    Re: Icebreakers

    Post  Viktor on Tue May 22, 2012 11:24 am

    By 2015 new nuclear icebreakers will appear.

    http://en.rian.ru/russia/20080609/109670225.html

    Russia is heavily investing in nuclear icebreakers.


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    Project 22220: Nuclear Icebreaker

    Post  George1 on Sat Jun 09, 2012 6:55 pm

    The 'Project 22220' is perspective new generation Russian atomic icebreaker. The ships are planned to be powered by the new 'RITM-200' reactors and will feature a number of new features compared to the current atomic icebreaking fleet. For e.g. they will be able to operate both in large Siberian rivers and in the Arctic Ocean.


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    Re: Icebreakers

    Post  medo on Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:38 am

    Interesting video. Do they build this ship now or it is still in process of designing?

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    Post  TR1 on Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:15 am

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/308854.html

    Baltisky Zavod got the order! A massive ship of over 33,000 tons. They also have the 22600 icebreaker building.

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    Re: Icebreakers

    Post  George1 on Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:22 am

    Russia: Baltiysky Zavod Shipyard Inks USD 1.2 Bln Icebreaker Contract

    On the 23rd of August in Moscow on ROSATOM’s premises the signing of a contract for building of the pilot universal new generation nuclear icebreaker was held. The contract was signed by Director General of Rosatomflot and Acting Director General of Baltiysky Zavod in the presence of First Deputy Director General and Director of the Nuclear Weapons Complex Directorate and Vice President of the United Shipbuilding Corporation.

    An open tender for the right of signing the contract for building the pilot universal nuclear icebreaker of Project 22220 of 60 megawatt capacity was won by Baltijskiy Zavod. The contract cost is RUB 36.959 billion (approx $ 1.2 Bln ). The building process should be completed in December 2017.

    Bids were invited on June 29 this year. According to the Federal Law No. 94-FZ of 21.07.2005, the contract will be awarded to Baltijskiy Zavod-Sudostroyenie.

    By her technical characteristics, the universal nuclear icebreaker is a double-draught ship capable of operating in both the Northern Sea Route lines and rivers of the Arctic region, and of replacing the existing nuclear icebreakers Arktika and Taimyr. Owing to a greater width (34 m) than the existing icebreakers (30 m), the universal nuclear icebreaker will be able alone to steer tankers of up to 70,000 tons displacement in the Arctic. It will be for the first time that an icebreaker capable of passing 3-meter thick ice is built.

    The icebreaker detailed design was developed by CDB Aisberg in 2009. The new nuclear-propelled ship will differ from the previous generation of icebreakers in a special ballast system, which will allow her changing draught from the maximum to minimum one over a certain period of time. Filling her ballast tanks with water, the nuclear icebreaker will “settle down” and raise her going in severe ice conditions. At the approach of the Siberian rivers where the ship’s draught should be not more than 8.5 meters, the ship will drain the ballast and plane up.

    The nuclear power installation will use a new integral reactor RITM-200 designed by ROSATOM’s Nizhniy Novgorod-based OKBM Afrikantov. It will be more reliable, economical (the core needs refueling once in seven years) and nearly twice smaller than existing reactors.

    The icebreaker assigned service life is 40 years.

    http://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/63942

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    Re: Icebreakers

    Post  TheRealist on Sat Sep 15, 2012 2:34 pm

    Baltiysky Zavod Shipyard Starts Unprecedented Recruitment

    For the first time in many years, Baltiysky Zavod shipyard (affiliate of United Shipbuilding Corporation) starts large-scale recruitment of engineers and workers competent in shipbuilding. By 2013, labor staff of Baltiysky Zavod Shipbuilding Ltd will increase by one third.

    Today, the shipyard employs almost 2,400 persons including over 800 direct-labor workers. According to the shipyard's personnel director Irina Musienko, by the end of 2012 the company will need to recruit 200 employees, and in 2013 – other 450 workers plus 150 engineers and servants. "Primarily, we need qualified arc welders, assemblers of shipboard systems, crane operators and chippers", she said.

    This is the first large-scale recruitment in the recent 13 years. Last time Baltiysky Zavod recruited large number of workers in 1999 to build frigates for Indian Navy. But in recent years the shipyard being controlled by ex-senator Sergei Pugachev faced employment layoffs. The reasons were lack of orders, low wages, and regular ware arrears.

    "Now all problems are in the past", says Alexander Voznesensky, Director General of Baltiysky Zavod Shipbuilding Ltd. "With attachment to United Shipbuilding Corporation, wages grown by 30% and by the year-end they will become one of the highest in our sector", he added.

    Being almost tapped out in the last year, the shipyard's backlog of orders now has grown up to RUR 55 mln. Revenue of Baltiysky Zavod Shipbuilding Ltd in 2012 is evaluated as RUR 12.7 bln (in the last year – RUR 1.3 bln).

    The company needs workers' arms and engineers' ideas to implement large state contracts, i.e. construction of a nuclear-powered 60-megawatt icebreaker for Atomflot and a diesel-electric 25-megawatt icebreaker for Rosmorport, completion of energy unit for the world's first floating nuclear power plant for Rosenergoatom. According to experts, unique expertise of the shipyard guarantees new contracts, growing wages, and an opportunity to develop qualification in Russian and international projects.

    JSC United Shipbuilding Corporation is Russia's largest shipbuilding company. It was established by presidential decree in 2007 with 100% shares in federal ownership. The holding comprises about 60 companies and organizations of shipbuilding industry (largest shipyards and ship-repair plants, leading design bureaus). Presently, the corporation consolidates about 70% of national shipbuilding industry. Although the company is oriented on Russian market, it exports production to 20 countries.

    Baltiysky Zavod was established in 1856. The shipyard is specialized in warships, large-capacity civil vessels for various types of cargo, icebreakers (including nuclear-powered ones), ro-ro and ro-pax ships, chemical tankers, bulkers etc.

    http://rusnavy.com/news/navy/index.php?ELEMENT_ID=15922

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    Re: Icebreakers

    Post  GarryB on Sun Sep 16, 2012 3:20 am

    Excellent news... so nice to hear governments spending money inside their own country.


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    Re: Icebreakers

    Post  TheRealist on Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:41 am

    A bit offtopic but still relevant especially for Russian Arctic operations.

    New Arctic drilling ship projected
    http://www.barentsobserver.com/en/energy/new-arctic-drilling-ship-projected-20-09

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    Russia Lays Down New Icebreaker

    Post  George1 on Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:59 pm

    http://rusnavy.com/news/navy/index.php?ELEMENT_ID=16056

    On Oct 10, Baltiysky Zavod Shipbuilding Ltd will lay down a keel for the new-generation icebreaker (Project 22600, LK-25 class, power 25 kilowatt) for state-led Rosmorport.

    The keel-laying ceremony will be attended by Russian Vice Premier Dmitry Rogozin, St. Petersburg Governor Georgy Poltavchenko, Deputy Minister of Transport Viktor Olersky, Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry Alexei Rahmanov, President of United Shipbuilding Corporation Andrei Diachkov, and Director General of Baltiysky Zavod Shipbuilding Ltd Alexander Voznesensky.



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    Re: Icebreakers

    Post  TR1 on Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:50 am

    Baltisky has quite a bit of work on its hand down.

    So much for Bankruptcy.

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    Post  TR1 on Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:30 am



    The deed is done.

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    Post  George1 on Sat Nov 03, 2012 12:47 pm

    Baltiysky Zavod Shipyard Cuts Metal for Nuclear Icebreaker

    Cutting of metal for a new-generation 60-megawatt nuclear-powered icebreaker LK-60 (Project 22220) started on Nov 1 at Baltiysky Zavod shipyard in the presence of Vyacheslav Ruksha, director general of state-led JSC Atomflot. The RUR 37-bln vessel will become the world's largest and most powerful icebreaker.

    Director of the ship's ordering company Vyacheslav Ruksha triumphantly started a plasma-cutting machine at 11 am.

    "Construction start of the new multifunctional nuclear icebreaker is a significant milestone not only for Atomflot and Baltiysky Zavod but for the whole nation", commented Ruksha. "It is not only revival of Russian civil nuclear shipbuilding but a guarantee that within the next forty or fifty years our icebreaking fleet will effectively and continuously accomplish government's tasks in the Arctic and along the Northern Sea Route", he said.

    "We were chosen to build this ship for a good reason", says Alexander Voznesensky, Director General of Baltiysky Zavod Shipbuilding Ltd. "First, building of icebreakers is core competency of our shipyard. Second, this ship was designed by Iceberg bureau which is now integrated into our company", explained Voznesensky.

    The contract for construction of LK-60 was signed in Aug 2012. According to the contract terms, Baltiysky Zavod Shipbuilding Ltd must build turnkey icebreaker and deliver it to the pier of Atomflot in Murmansk no later than Dec 30, 2017. In accordance with the approved schedule, the icebreaker will be laid down in Nov 2013 and launched in Nov 2015.

    Volume of works includes technical documentation development, construction of the icebreaker (including integration of nuclear powerplant), fitting of the ship with all appropriate equipment, launching, dockside/sea/ice trials, and acceptance of the turnkey ship by state commission.

    The Project 22220 icebreaker LK-60 will be the largest and the most powerful in the world. Her length will be 173.3 meters, beam – 34 meters, draft at design waterline – 10.5 meters, minimal working draft – 8.55 meters, displacement – 33,540 tons. The icebreaker will be powered by two nuclear reactors; basic steam source is 175-MW reactor plant RITM-200.

    JSC Iceberg Design Bureau developed technical project of the nuclear-powered icebreaker in 2009. Dual-draft design makes possible to use the ship both in Arctic waters and in estuaries of polar rivers. The icebreaker will work in West Arctic – the Barents, the Pechora, the Kara seas, and shallow estuaries of the Yenisei River.

    Baltiysky Zavod was established in 1856 by an Englishman named Mark McFerson. Through its 150-year history, the shipyard was privatized not once, but every time having faced financial problems it was nationalized again. Finally, late in 2011 the company again passed to state control represented by United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC).

    To preserve work collective and expertise, it was decided to establish Baltiysky Zavod Shipbuilding Ltd within the USC. Most of employees passed to the new company. Being a strategic company, the new legal entity obtained shipbuilding and machine-building expertise. Main task of JSC Baltiysky Zavod now is to keep property in order and protect state interests in legal proceedings.

    http://rusnavy.com/news/newsofday/index.php?ELEMENT_ID=16332

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    Re: Icebreakers

    Post  Cyberspec on Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:06 am

    Russian commentary only





    Versatile Icebreaker
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    Re: Icebreakers

    Post  TR1 on Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:11 pm

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/405844.html

    2nd project 21900M icebreaker laid down

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    Post  TR1 on Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:32 am



    First section of the first Project 21900M icebreaker...2nd section will be moved out tomorrow; they weigh 600 tons together.

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    Re: Icebreakers

    Post  GarryB on Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:13 am

    Don't know why, but my first thought was how much it looks like they are making a giant cake... scratch

    Glad to see some visible progress.


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    Re: Icebreakers

    Post  TR1 on Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:08 am

    Ok....

    http://a.imageshack.us/img138/6653/shirase3.jpg

    Am I a bad person for assuming this was an asian icebreaker before I read it was from Japan?

    Ok mild racism aside, some great photos of the Moskva icebreaker, launched a number of years back, of the 21900 class.

    http://bastion-karpenko.narod.ru/photo_Moskva_spusk.html

    And to think at one time Baltisky was heading for destruction.


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    Re: Icebreakers

    Post  TR1 on Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:36 pm

    Nobody likes my racist humor? Screw you guys!


    But on a more serious note, why icebreakers are a critical investment:

    http://www.euronews.com/2013/09/11/chinese-cargo-ship-reaches-rotterdam-via-arctic-route/

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    Re: Icebreakers

    Post  Viktor on Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:21 am

    TR1 wrote:Nobody likes my racist humor? Screw you guys!


    But on a more serious note, why icebreakers are a critical investment:

    http://www.euronews.com/2013/09/11/chinese-cargo-ship-reaches-rotterdam-via-arctic-route/
    - There are 645 ships signed up for Artic route at the moment, new Russian Artic navy bases, permanent Russian Navy presence in the Artic etc - its all gearing up for the biggest 

       showdown of out time.

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