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    New Navy ice-breaker

    Post  Backinblack on Fri Nov 13, 2015 8:53 am

    Russia Develops Nuclear-Powered Supply Icebreaker with Composite Superstructure
    http://mil.today/2015/Science2/

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    Re: Icebreakers

    Post  George1 on Fri Nov 13, 2015 4:10 pm

    November 3, 2015 at Vyborg Shipyard (CEO Alexander Solovyov) hosted the ceremonial laying of the keel of icebreaker supply vessel capacity of 22 MW Class Icebreaker Project 8 IBSV01 (building number 233), "Alexander Sannikov." The ship is named in honor of the untimely deceased head of management of oil refining "Gazprom oil".

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    Re: Icebreakers

    Post  max steel on Mon Dec 28, 2015 12:34 am

    Recent icebreaker news :

    Icebreaker Murmansk went to sea trials
    http://sdelanounas.ru/blogs/70940/

    Nuclear-powered container ship Sevmorput has completed sea trials
    http://sdelanounas.ru/blogs/71000/


    Baltiysky Zavod says technical readiness of lead nuclear-powered icebreaker LK-60, Project 22220, is 25% (photo)
    http://en.portnews.ru/news/211261/

    Dmitry Rogozin supports construction of nuclear-powered Leader-class icebreaker (photo)
    http://en.portnews.ru/news/211186/

    Recent pic of Arktika
    http://sdelanounas.ru/blogs/71293/

    On December 14, 2015, Vyborg Shipyard (Leningrad Region, United Shipbuilding Corporation) laid down the first serial icebreaking ship for Gazprom Neft, the shipyard told IAA PortNews.

    http://en.portnews.ru/news/211521/


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    Post  George1 on Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:45 am

    Russia's new diesel electric icebreakers to be tested in Northern Sea Route — shipyard

    Performance data of vessels can only be tested in extreme conditions

    ST. PETERSBURG, April 5. /TASS/. The new Vladivostok and Murmansk diesel electric icebreakers built at the Vyborg Shipyard will undergo trials in harsh environment of the Northern Sea Route, Chief Executive of the Shipyard Alexander Solovyov told TASS on Tuesday.

    "We need heavy ice; we will look for ice ridges and thick fast ice. Performance data of vessels can only be tested in extreme conditions," Solovyov said.

    Vessels departed today from the Gulf of Finland to Murmansk and then to water areas in the West Arctic Sector, where attainable speed in ice and operation of engines and mechanisms will be tested.

    New icebreakers have improved characteristics with addressed track record of prior series vessels. Their primary tasks are independent escorting of heavy-tonnage vessels, fire extinguishing at floating installations and other structures, assistance to ships in distress and carriage of useful load.


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    Re: Icebreakers

    Post  DTA on Sun Apr 17, 2016 3:33 pm

    Icebreakers Vladivosktok and Murmansk(pr. 21900М)

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    Re: Icebreakers

    Post  DTA on Sun May 01, 2016 2:18 pm

    Atomic lighter carrier “Sevmorput” returns to work


    Icebreaker Murmansk returned from sea trials
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    Re: Icebreakers

    Post  George1 on Fri May 20, 2016 5:56 pm

    Russia’s Maiden Nuclear Icebreaker to Be Floated Out in Mid-2016

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/military/20160520/1039959299/russia-nuclear-icebreaker.html#ixzz49DD2Si7S


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    Re: Icebreakers

    Post  George1 on Tue May 31, 2016 11:17 am

    Russia's New 'Arktika' Nuclear Icebreaker to Be Floated Out Within 3 Weeks

    Russia's new Project 22220 nuclear-powered icebreaker dubbed "Arktika" is world’s largest and most powerful vessel of its kind.

    ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) — Russia's new Project 22220 nuclear-powered icebreaker dubbed "Arktika" will be launched in less than three weeks, United Shipbuilding Corporation President Alexei Rakhmanov said Tuesday.

    "The date has not yet been finalized, but this event will take place within the next two or two and a half weeks," Rakhmanov told reporters.

    The corporation currently plans to build two more icebreakers of the series, he added.

    Earlier in May, the director general of Russia's nuclear icebreaker fleet operator Rosatomflot said that Arktika will be launched from the Baltic Shipyard in the summer of 2016 ahead of its late 2017 planned launch. Nuclear fuel for the vessel's RITM-200 nuclear-power reactors is to be produced by the TVEL fuel company by the end of the year.

    Built by the United Shipbuilding Corporation, project 22220 is world’s largest and most powerful vessel of its kind. The vessel is 189.5 yards long and 37.1 yards wide. The ship displaces 33,540 metric tons. Fitted with two specifically designed RITM-200 nuclear-power reactors, the new vessels will be able to escort convoys in the Arctic, breaking ice up to 10 feet thick and 13 feet deep.

    In 2014, the Baltic Shipyard signed a contract worth 84.4 billion rubles ($1.2 billion) with Rosatom to build two Project 22220 icebreakers by 2020. The ships will be commissioned in December 2019 and December 2020 respectively.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/science/20160531/1040521195/arktika-nuclear-icebreaker-russia.html#ixzz4ADuPwoTg


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    Re: Icebreakers

    Post  max steel on Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:44 pm

    Russia Unveils New Navy Icebreaker in Arctic Military Focus





    Russia on Friday floated a new icebreaker for its navy, the first in about 45 years, in a further sign of Moscow's growing military focus on the Arctic.

    Built at the Admiralty Shipyards in Saint Petersburg, Russia's second largest city and home to its Baltic fleet, the Ilya Muromets is the first of a series of icebreakers ordered by the defense ministry in recent years.

    "In 2017 this icebreaker will join the Northern Fleet to ensure our priorities in the northern basin," Admiral Igor Zvarich, who heads the technical department of the Russian navy, said during the ceremony.

    The Ilya Muromets is an 85-meter (280-feet) long electric-diesel powered icebreaker with a deadweight of 6,000 tons and is designed to help the deployment of the navy in icy conditions as well as escort or tow other ships.

    It can cut through ice of up to one meter thick and travel the entire 5,600 kilometer (3,500 mile) length of the Northern Passage, according to the defense ministry.

    "Until now we didn't have military icebreakers," said Igor Korotchenko, a pro-Kremlin pundit who edits National Defence magazine.

    "It is necessary for the smooth movement of warships and support ships of the Northern Fleet, for delivering cargo to military bases," he told AFP.

    Biggest icebreaker fleet

    Interest in the Arctic has grown in recent years as rising temperatures open up shipping routes and make hitherto inaccessible mineral resources easier to exploit.

    Russia has made the region a priority in its new military doctrine, building a string of bases and holding war games there at a time when parts of the polar region are contested by different nations.

    Last year Russia filed a claim in the United Nations over a vast swathe of the region, including the North Pole. The government estimates that the Arctic shelf contains some 4.9 billion tonnes of hydrocarbons.

    Speaking at a conference on Thursday, Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, who oversees the defense sector, said the government also plans to refurbish its Arctic air force and even build a testing range for new technology developed for the harsh climate.

    Alexander Khramchikhin, an analyst at the Institute for Political and Military Analysis, said Russia's fleet of icebreakers is already bigger than that of other countries combined.

    As the Arctic becomes more open to navigation and exploration, "it will need to have military cover," he told AFP.

    The Ilya Muromets is just the first of several icebreakers to be completed in Russia in the coming years.

    Last month the Admiralty Shipyards signed a new contract with the defense ministry for two Arctic corvettes, capable of acting as ice breakers, which will be armed with cruise missiles and delivered in 2020.

    Construction for those two ships will begin in the autumn, said company chief Alexander Buzakov.

    Russia's Rosatom nuclear agency, which manages the country's fleet of nuclear-powered icebreakers, is also expecting three new ships, including the world's biggest and most powerful icebreaker called Arktika, which will be floated next week.

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    Re: Icebreakers

    Post  Singular_trafo on Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:31 pm

    http://sputniknews.com/military/20160520/1039959299/russia-nuclear-icebreaker.html

    Russia’s maiden Project 22220 nuclear-powered icebreaker dubbed "Arktika" will be floated out at the Baltic Shipyard in the summer of 2016 ahead of its late 2017 planned launch, the nuclear icebreaker fleet operator’s chief said Friday.



    It using new reactor, RITM-200 55 MWe.


    It is half as powerfull like the reacotr on the US aircraft carriers.

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    Re: Icebreakers

    Post  Singular_trafo on Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:51 pm

    Remarks:if the WIKI can be trusted then the next generation nuclear icebreaker will has as strong reactors as an aircraft carrier.

    So, the reactor design can be used in aircraft carriers.
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    Re: Icebreakers

    Post  zg18 on Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:11 am

    Russia's new Project 22220 nuclear-powered icebreaker dubbed "Arktika" was launched from the Baltic Shipyard in Russia's second-largest city of St. Petersburg on Thursday.

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    Post  PapaDragon on Fri Jun 17, 2016 10:45 pm


    Next gen nuclear icebreaker Project 10510





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    Re: Icebreakers

    Post  PapaDragon on Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:16 pm


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    Post  DTA on Sat Nov 26, 2016 9:37 pm

    Vyborg shipbuilding plant launched icebreaker Aleksander Sannikov
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    Re: Icebreakers

    Post  George1 on Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:23 am

    Delivered icebreaker "Novorossiysk"

    December 26, 2016 in St. Petersburg hosted a ceremony of signing the receiving act of the diesel-electric icebreaker project 21900M (PR-16) "Novorossiysk", built by PJSC "Vyborg Shipyard" (part of the JSC "United Shipbuilding Corporation" - USC). This is the third and last project 21900M icebreaker, built by order of the Federal Agency of Sea and River Transport of Russia.

    Head icebreaker project 21900M (PR-16) "Vladivostok" built Vyborg Shipyard was commissioned by the Federal Agency of Sea and River Transport of Russia on October 9, 2015, while the second icebreaker "Murmansk", built by Vyborg Shipyard in cooperation with the Finnish shipyard Arctech Helsinki Shipyard, it was commissioned on 25 December 2015. The icebreakers of this type, which are the most powerful non-nuclear icebreakers in Russia (16 MW), operated by the FSUE "Rosmorport" - ice-breaker "Vladivostok" in the Baltic Sea and the "Murmansk" - in the North. "Novorossiysk" will be used in the North-West Basin branch of the FSUE "Rosmorport" on the Baltic Sea in the winter and in the Arctic seas in summer and autumn.



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    Post  George1 on Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:27 am

    Construction of the nuclear icebreaker "Arktika" project 22220











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    Re: Icebreakers

    Post  George1 on Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:47 pm

    Russia’s most powerful icebreaker to cost over $1 bln

    Russia’s new 120 MW icebreaker called Leader is expected to break the ice of 4.3 meters thick while moving uninterruptedly and an ice cap of 2 meters

    ARKHANGELSK, March 30. /TASS/. Russia’s new 120 MW icebreaker called Lider (Leader) will cost about 70 billion rubles (about $1.2 billion), Deputy Economy Minister Alexander Tsybulsky said on the sidelines of an international Arctic forum on Thursday.

    "The projected cost of this leader icebreaker is about 70 billion rubles," the deputy minister said at the Arctic - Territory of Dialog forum in the northern Russian city of Arkhangelsk.

    As the deputy economy minister said, "if we speak about the serious development of the Northern Sea Route, we need an icebreaker that will allow making it a year-round route and a leader icebreaker is needed for its full-fledged functioning."

    Such an icebreaker will widen the area of leading a caravan of vessels through the ice and allow a larger number of different-class ships to sail along the Northern Sea Route, he added.

    The discussion about the need of building such an icebreaker should center on when it should be constructed, the deputy economy minister said. "Do we need a leader icebreaker now or is it possible to build two ordinary icebreakers with a capacity of 60 MW each? This is the issue, which colleagues from the Industry and Trade Ministry are discussing now," the deputy economy minister said.

    The world’s largest icebreaker is currently the 60MW vessel, which the Baltic Shipyard (part of Russia’s United Ship-Building Corporation) is constructing. Its cost amounts to about 47 billion rubles ($835 million).

    United Ship-Building Corporation CEO Alexei Rakhmanov said on Wednesday that the construction of the LK-120 Lider nuclear-powered icebreaker might take three years and a half.

    According to the CEO, the icebreaker can be built either at the Baltic Shipyard (in case of its modernization) or at the Severnaya Verf, with its construction to be completed at the Baltic Shipyard.

    As Deputy Industry and Trade Minister Vasily Osmakov said, estimates show that three icebreakers currently under construction will be able to make up for the region’s requirements only partially.

    The Iceberg Central Design Bureau has prepared the Lider icebreaker’s conceptual design and has been developing the Lider LK-120 nuclear-powered icebreaker technical project since the autumn of 2016. Technical designing is scheduled to be over in December 2017.

    According to data of Russia’s Industry and Trade Ministry, expected freight traffic in the Arctic will amount to about 40 million tonnes by 2025, considering that new hydrocarbon deposits are launched into operation on Yamal Peninsula while the transportation of hydrocarbons and the transit of cargoes will yield commercial effect, if transport vessels are led at a speed of no less than 10-11 knots.

    The Lider icebreaker is expected to break the ice of 4.3 meters thick while moving uninterruptedly and the ice cap of 2 meters at a commercially effective speed of 11-12 knots.

    Three new icebreakers

    Three Russian operational icebreakers will have their service life expire by 2020. They are expected to give way to three nuclear-powered icebreakers: the lead vessel Arktika and also two serial-produced vessels Siberia and Ural. All the vessels are under construction at the Baltic Shipyard in St. Petersburg on order from Rosatomflot, the operator of the country’s nuclear-powered icebreakers and part of Rosatom civilian nuclear power corporation. The project is estimated at 122 billion rubles ($2.2 billion).

    Russian shipyards will be ready by late 2017 to start the construction of the 120 MW icebreaker, Deputy Industry and Trade Minister Vasily Osmakov told TASS on the sidelines of the international Arctic forum on Thursday.

    "We will be ready to build at the end of this year," he said, noting that the preparation of the technical design would be completed by the yearend.

    As the deputy industry and trade minister said, the period of 2017-2018 is the term for making a final decision on whether new orders for icebreakers will be placed and which machines will be ordered - for 60 MW or for 120 MW.

    Russian shipyards can start building a 60MW icebreaker at any time as they have the relevant competences, he said.


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    Re: Icebreakers

    Post  Singular_Transform on Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:07 pm

    Each cost more than the aircraft carrier of the UK.
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    Re: Icebreakers

    Post  PapaDragon on Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:20 pm

    Singular_Transform wrote:Each cost more than the aircraft carrier of the UK.

    With very good reason. This will not be some little tourist boat:


    Also, I think that it will not take as long to build one as UK AC even when you include traditional Russian delays...

    And unlike aircraft carrier, this icebreaker is supposed to help generate revenue by keeping shipping lanes open.
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    Re: Icebreakers

    Post  Singular_Transform on Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:57 pm

    PapaDragon wrote:
    Singular_Transform wrote:Each cost more than the aircraft carrier of the UK.

    With very good reason. This will not be some little tourist boat:

    Also, I think that it will not take as long to build one as UK AC even when you include traditional Russian delays...

    And unlike aircraft carrier, this icebreaker is supposed to help generate revenue by keeping shipping lanes open.

    Same equipment supposed to came from Ukraine, so you can expect same delay.


    But the point is that Russia can choose to make three kuznetsov instead of the three 60 MW icebreaker, or three nimitz instead of the three 120MW icebreaker.

    But the icebreakers are more important of course.
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    Re: Icebreakers

    Post  George1 on Sat Apr 01, 2017 5:33 am

    Russia's Rosatom to expand icebreaker fleet

    Rosatom's icebreakers provided safe waterways to 410 ships with a total cargo capacity of 5.3 million tonnes through the Northern Sea Route in 2016

    ARKHANGELSK, March 31. /TASS/. Russia’s nuclear power corporation Rosatom will expand its nuclear-powered icebreaker fleet as the deadlines for commissioning a number major projects draw near and the implementation of the Northern Sea Route development concept goes ahead. Rosatom will have to order up to five nuclear-powered icebreakers of a new generation - Leader, the corporation’s CEO Aleksey Likhachev has told TASS.

    "As far as the fleet’s further expansion is concerned, we are to order more effective icebreakers, the Leader class ones, for instance. It makes no sense to make just one pilot project without having plans for its eventual serial production. Indeed, three to five icebreakers of a new generation will have to be built. But a decision to lay the keel of the first Leader icebreaker is to be made first," Likhachev said.

    He added the decision was to be made by the government. The project would require substantial government support, he added.

    Likhachev did not specify the likely costs of the Leader icebreaker project, adding that it would be more expensive than the The Arktika, currently under construction, which cost the corporation 37 billion rubles ($600 mln). Earlier, Deputy Economic Development Minister Aleksandr Tsybulsky said the icebreaker of project 10510 (leader) equipped with a 120-megawatt power plant will cost 70 billion rubles ($1.2 bln) to build.

    The Leader icebreaker will be twice more powerful than any of the current ones. Also, it will be thrice wider, which will enable it to escort far larger ships.

    The Northern Sea Route


    Rosatom's icebreakers provided safe waterways to 410 ships with a total cargo capacity of 5.3 million tonnes through the Northern Sea Route in 2016, Likhachev said.

    "In 2015, with the support of the Rosatom nuclear fleet, 195 vessels with a total cargo capacity of 2 million tonnes were navigated along the Northern Sea Route, in 2016 this number was already 410 vessels and the cargo volume reached 5.3 million tonnes. I think that in 2017, this increase will be maintained, because there are relevant contracts, "he said.

    According to the forecast of Rosatom, in 3-5 years the volume of cargo traffic along the Northern Sea Route may grow up to 35 million tonnes.

    "The demand for this route has been confirmed by such major projects as Yamal LNG, which is implemented by Novatek and development of the Novoportovskoye field by Gazprom Neft," Likhachev said.

    The Northern Sea Route - is the main sea route in the Russian Arctic. The Russian Ministry of Transport forecasts cargo turnover along the Northern Sea Route by 2020 will grow tenfold to 65 million tons per year. The route crosses seas of the Arctic Ocean (Kara, Laptev, East Siberian, and Chukotka) and partially the Pacific Ocean (the Bering Sea). The Northern Sea Route from the Kara Gate to the Providence Bay is about 5,600 km long. The distance between Saint Petersburg to Vladivostok along the Northern Sea Route is more than 14,000 km, while the distance vessels cover by the Suez Canal is more than 23,000 km.

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