Ural Turbine Works manufactured and delivered equipment for two steam turbines to the client. The equipment was designed for the multi-purpose nuclear-power Arktika icebreaker, now under construction at the Baltic Shipyard, to be the world’s largest and most powerful icebreaker.
According to the Press Service of ROTEC (of which the Urals-based manufacturer is part), representatives of the Russian Marine Navigation Registry closely monitored each stage as the turbines were manufactured. Now the products are ready for shipment to the Client.
“Control and inspections were strict at each stage, as the Marine Registry has very exacting requirements. We confirm that all tests and procedures met the provisions of the Rules for Classification and Construction of Marine Ships and approved engineering documents”, emphasized Aleksandr Yudayev, Chief Inspector Engineer of Marine Registry’s Nizhniy Novgorod Chapter.
The press service added that Ural Turbine Works and Kirov Energomash Plant signed the equipment design and delivery contract in December 2013. The scope of delivery listed low-pressure cylinders and condensers for two steam turbines on the multi-purpose nuclear-powered icebreaker – the pilot of the series.
Rosatomflot expects that the first multi-purpose nuclear-powered icebreaker of 22220 design – The Arktika – for which the plant has designed equipment, will be tested and commissioned at the end of 2017. Incidentally, last week the Baltic Shipyard of St-Petersburg held the official keel-laying ceremony on the second icebreaker of the design.
The multi-purpose double-draft nuclear-powered icebreaker of 22220 design will be the largest icebreaker in the world. 173 m long, 34 m wide, with displacement of 33.54 thousand tons, and effective shaft power of 60 MW, NS Arktika will be able to lead convoys on marine routes, breaking up to 3 m thick ice.