Heavy-duty nuclear power plant, the ability to overcome the four-meter ice, and unparalleled speed — in the seaside town of Big Stone at the shipyard "Zvezda" started to build the world's largest nuclear icebreaker of project Leader. Recently I took the first cutting of metal for the hull. As the new icebreaker will strengthen the position of Russia in the Arctic — in the material RIA Novosti.
To 2033-mu needs to build three nuclear-powered. The first will be ready for operation by 2027. The cost is estimated at 130 billion rubles. According to the developers, a new class of icebreakers is unique in the world and has excellent technical characteristics, which allows year-round to conduct the caravans through the ice of the Arctic.
Bookmark the world's most powerful nuclear-powered icebreaker "Russia" project 10510 "Leader" will be held in September this year, said an official publication of the Russian nuclear industry newspaper "Rosatom Country".
The first cutting of metal for the construction of the icebreaker "Russia" held on 6 July at the shipyard in the city of Bolshoi Kamen in Primorsky Krai. This event gave a start to the construction of a new nuclear-powered icebreaker. "Laying is scheduled for September," writes "Rosatom Country".