In the far East began to build the world's most powerful nuclear icebreaker

In Primorsky Krai was the start of the construction of the world’s most powerful nuclear-powered icebreaker “Leader”.

the Customer icebreaker is the state Corporation “Rosatom”, the developer — FSUE “Atomflot”. The construction of the atomic icebreaker will be implemented in the far Eastern shipbuilding complex “Zvezda” on the basis of the order of the RF Government of March 27, 2019. Shipbuilding complex “Zvezda” is the only contractor in the construction of the vessel.

the ship is scheduled to be operational in 2027.

Icebreaker “Leader” will help to ensure permanent safe pilotage in the Eastern Arctic, year-round navigation along the Northern sea route (NSR) will open new opportunities in high latitude routes, said the head of “Atomflot” Mustafa Kashka.

a Unique nuclear-powered icebreaker has exceptional technical characteristics that will allow it is guaranteed to provide year-round posting in the Eastern region of the Arctic.

the Government in January adopted a resolution on the construction of a head nuclear-powered icebreaker of the project Leader. The construction of the vessel from the budget in the years 2020-2027 will allocate 127,576 billion rubles.

the power of the icebreaker project 10510 is 120 MW. Rosatom intends to build three icebreaker.

the Project “Leader” developed TSKB “the iceberg” (St.-Petersburg).