This resource has been increased to 200 in thousands of hours, thanks to which the life of nuclear-powered ships has been extended for five years, the report says.
Atomic-powered "Vaigach" and "Taimyr" are equipped with a single-reactor unit with a capacity of about 50 thousand horsepower.
The systematic implementation of the program to extend the life of the reactor facilities allows FSUE Atomflot to completely eliminate the occurrence of the ice break and, with strict fulfillment of contractual obligations, smoothly switch to operating the 22220 universal nuclear icebreakers, which are now being built at the Baltic Shipyard in St. Petersburg, the report emphasizes .
The delivery date of the 22220 "Arktika" main nuclear atomic-powered vessel is the middle of the 2019 of the year, the first production atomic icebreaker of this project, Siberia, is November of 2020, and the second production atomic icebreaker of the Urals is November of 2021.
As previously reported, the operation of the Vaigach nuclear-powered ship is scheduled to be completed at the turn of 2023-2024, while Taimyr - in 2025 – 2026, reports RIA News