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    The Arktika, the first vessel in the series of three Project 22220 LK-60 Nuclear Icebreakers being built by Baltic Shipyard Shipbuilding.

    Russia's Rosatom Builds 2nd Reactor for World’s Largest Nuclear Icebreaker

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    Rosatom has completed a power unit for the world's largest nuclear icebreaker Arktika.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia’s atomic energy corporation Rosatom has completed a power unit for the world's largest nuclear icebreaker Arktika, the company’s machine-building subsidiary announced Monday.

    The 189-yard-long ship worth $1.2billion was officially launched earlier in June. It is expected to be commissioned in December 2019. The ship will be capable of plowing through 10-feet-thick ice while on the move.

    "The power unit’s second reactor was sent off from the ZiO-Podolsk plant [part of Rosatom’s Atomenergomash company] on June 26," Atomenergomash said in a press release.

    The RITM-200 power unit is composed of two 175MW compact reactors. It weighs half as much as the power units currently in use by the Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker fleet.


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