Sea trials of world’ largest Arktika icebreaker would be finished in September
The Arktika nuclear icebreaker is being built on the order of Rosatom at the Baltic shipyard. The performance tests are scheduled to be fully completed in September of this year, writes TASS.
Let us remind that the bow stator of the right propulsion motor had failed during the pre-commissioning activities conducted at the beginning of the year, after which it was decided to dismantle it, as the mechanism was beyond repair. The replacement could last for a whole year, so, taking into account the increasing intensity of the Northern Sea Route navigation, it was decided to accept the icebreaker before the installation of the new electric motor.
“The Arktika promises to become the world’s largest and most powerful nuclear icebreaker. The vessel is designed for independent escorting of ships, including the large-capacity ones, leading caravans in the western part of the Arctic.