The Arktika icebreaker, lead vessel of 22220 series of multipurpose nuclear-powered icebreakers set sail from the basin of Baltic Shipyard (Baltiyskiy Zavod, part of USC) and headed for the Gulf of Finland where it will undergo acceptance trials.
Upon the sea trials completion the nuclear-powered “Arktika” will enter service escorting commercial ships on the Northern Sea Route (NSR, Sevmorput).
The multipurpose nuclear icebreaker “Arktika” is the lead ship of Project 22220, being built at Baltiyskiy Zavod. There are presently four icebreakers of the Arktika class (Project 22220) at different stages of construction at Baltic Shipyard, namely “Sibir”, “Ural”, “Yakutia” and “Chukotka”. Multipurpose nuclear-powered icebreakers of Project 22220 ships are the world’s largest and most powerful icebreaking ships. Their key task is to ensure year-round navigation in the western Arctic. Icebreakers of 22220 design will form the basis of Russia’s civil icebreaking fleet in the near time.
Fluidmecanica has carried out the design and construction of the towing winch, the main characteristics of which are:
– Traction winch dynamic pull: 80 Ton
– Brake pull: 510 Ton
– Storage winch capacity: 1000 m, Ø58 mm
– Damping device capacity: 480 Ton
– Escort system
– RMRS approval