Russia proposed the world’s largest nuclear-powered icebreaker displacement of thirty thousand tons
Original title: Russia wants to build the world’s largest nuclear-powered icebreaker
[Global Times Reporter Liu Yupeng] Russian “Izvestiya” reported that on the 3rd, the Russian state-owned atomic energy company representatives said the company has completed construction the world’s largest new multi-functional nuclear-powered icebreaker, all preparatory work, the entire construction work is expected to need about 37 billion rubles (about $ 1.1 billion) of funds. The construction work will begin in 2013 is expected to be launching in 2015, 2017 sea trials.
reported that Russia’s United Shipbuilding Corporation, designer Alexei Kola Fuqin Ke said that only Russia can build advanced nuclear-powered icebreaker, in order to strengthen the control of Russia in the Arctic, Russia must have powerful icebreaker. The newest icebreaker is 173 meters long, 34 meters wide, a displacement of 33,540 tons, equipped with two new generation of “РИТМ-200″ nuclear reactors, each reactor power of 170 megawatts, can break the ice with a thickness of 3 m. Reported that currently in use in Russia, “the 50th anniversary of the victory”, the five nuclear-powered icebreaker Yamal “, and” Russia “, etc. will be gradually retired. In order to ensure a sufficient number of icebreakers, the Russian Transport Ministry said Russia will build three new nuclear-powered icebreaker in 2020, in order to fully protect the passage of the northern waterway, will also be the construction of six conventionally powered icebreakers. All icebreaker design life is 40 years.
the world, many countries have their own icebreakers, including Russia, the largest number, about 18, while the United States now has three icebreakers. In order to compete with Russia in the Arctic, the U.S. has plans to build a new icebreaker. Canada has six icebreakers, but still plans to build new models. In addition, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Japan, Britain, France, Germany, Ukraine and China also has its own icebreaker. Expected in 2014 serving first ship self-built polar icebreaker. ▲