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Russia: World's largest nuclear-powered icebreaker begins Baltic Sea trials01:23

Russia: World's largest nuclear-powered icebreaker begins Baltic Sea trials

Russian Federation, St. Petersburg
December 12, 2019 at 14:11 GMT +00:00 · Published

The lead nuclear-powered icebreaker of Project 22220, the Arktika, has left the berth of Baltiysky Zavod shipyard in Saint-Petersburg for the Gulf of Finland to begin sea trials on Thursday.

The main purpose of the first stage of trials is to test the icebreaker's standby diesel generators. During the trials, specialists will test the ballast system, navigation equipment, life support system, anchor-handling gear and boat launching.

The first stage of the sea trials will be conducted in the Gulf of Finland and will last 4 days.

It is expected that in May 2020, after the completion of the tests, the icebreaker will be handed over to the state corporation 'Rosatom', said project manager Alexei Smirnov.

The Arktika was laid down at Baltiysky Zavod shipyard in November 2013 and launched in June 2016.

Russia: World's largest nuclear-powered icebreaker begins Baltic Sea trials01:23
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The lead nuclear-powered icebreaker of Project 22220, the Arktika, has left the berth of Baltiysky Zavod shipyard in Saint-Petersburg for the Gulf of Finland to begin sea trials on Thursday.

The main purpose of the first stage of trials is to test the icebreaker's standby diesel generators. During the trials, specialists will test the ballast system, navigation equipment, life support system, anchor-handling gear and boat launching.

The first stage of the sea trials will be conducted in the Gulf of Finland and will last 4 days.

It is expected that in May 2020, after the completion of the tests, the icebreaker will be handed over to the state corporation 'Rosatom', said project manager Alexei Smirnov.

The Arktika was laid down at Baltiysky Zavod shipyard in November 2013 and launched in June 2016.

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