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Rosmorport leases three diesel icebreakers from Rosatom for the North Sea Route

FSUE Rosmorport has signed a contract with Rosatom State Corporation to lease three diesel icebreakers to operate in the Arctic during the winter of 2022–2023.

18 November 2022

The increase in the grouping of icebreakers is taking into account the increase in cargo traffic along the North Sea Route and the experience of the previous navigation period, said the company's general director, Sergey Pylin. writes about it.

"The Novorossiysk icebreaker is already operating in the Arctic in the North Sea Route this year, and the Krasin, the Admiral Makarov and the Kapitan Dranitsyn icebreakers will start operating in December 2022–January 2023. The Sankt Petersburg icebreaker and two tugboats will operate in Sabetta. Thus, in the Arctic, the grouping of icebreakers is increased by the fact that the icebreakers of the Northwest basin have been transferred there under Rosatom contracts,' he said.

Three Project 22220 nuclear-powered vessels are currently under construction at the Baltic Shipyard under an order from FSUE Atomflot. These are the icebreakers Ural, Yakutia and Chukotka. The lead icebreaker of the Arktika project and the first icebreaker of the Sibir series have been commissioned. The icebreaker Lider is being built at the 'Zvezda' Shipbuilding Complex in Bolshoy Kamen, Primorsky Territory.


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