The largest nuclear-powered icebreaker "Arctic" was tested in St. Petersburg

27.12.2019

The largest nuclear-powered icebreaker "Arctic" was tested in St. Petersburg

Tests of the world's largest nuclear-powered icebreaker "Arctic" were held at the Baltic Shipyard in St. Petersburg.

The heeling operation began the day before at seven in the morning in the Neva and ended after midnight.

Almost 100 specialists were involved, the Demag floating crane, two coastal cranes and three tugboats, with the help of them the icebreaker was diverted from the sea wall. During the operation, autonomous power was used on the vessel, the power from the shore was turned off.

To create a roll on the icebreaker, solid ballast in the form of cast-iron ingots was used.

To increase the accuracy of heeling, 12 movements of cargoes were performed. The maximum roll angle in this case was three degrees. The data obtained will be included in the operational documentation of the nuclear icebreaker.

Earlier in the Gulf of Finland, sea trials of the icebreaker were completed.


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