MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The manufacturer added that Ural would replace project 22220 nuclear-powered icebreaker Sibir at the shipway. Sibir took the place of project 22220 nuclear-powered icebreaker Arktika earlier on Tuesday.
"It is planned to lay the keel for the second serial nuclear-powered icebreaker Ural at the end of July," the shipyard said in a statement.
Project 22220 is the world’s largest and most powerful vessel of its kind, fitted with two specifically designed RITM-200 nuclear-power reactors. The new vessels will be able to escort convoys in the Arctic, breaking ice up to almost 10 feet thick.