Fleet Rosatom is expecting in the autumn of a new universal icebreaker to the Northern sea route

the Fleet of “Rosatom” accompanying court for the Northern sea route, added a new ladolam. Russian head versatile atomic icebreaker “Arktika” in the autumn will pass in the operation of the state Corporation “Rosatom”, said General Director of “Rosatom” Dmitry Medvedev during a working meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“this year we received the first universal atomic icebreaker “Arctic”, — said Likhachev. — In the 20’s days of June will begin sea trials, and the plan in September, the deadline is in October to get it already in industrial operation, in the “Atomflot”.

built in the fourth icebreaker this is not the limit, said Liochev. According to him, funding for the construction of icebreakers 55 percent is financed by state corporations and “45 percent – at the expense budget level.”

the New icebreaker will help to uveliciti freight traffic along the Northern sea route to 80 million tons by 2024 this goal, approved by the President. “Moving towards this goal, moving ahead of the annual traffic volume,” — said Likhachev. In this year will exceed 30 million tons.

In the development of the Northern sea route is actively involved “NOVATEK” and “Sovcomflot” — this year made “two very early posting of LNG carriers” commercial speed “in the may, the most heavy ice”. The tankers spent two icebreaker “Rosatom”.

“It’s ahead of schedule turns out. 30 million planned in 2021,” said the President.

the Goal of 80 million tons will help to achieve Rosneft, NOVATEK, Gazprom. “See what our partners are investing effort and money in the development of these Northern fields. Of course, we also “tightened” in this sense”, — said Likhachev.