3 Apr 2024 15:11

Russian government allocating Baltic Shipyard around 22 bln rubles for construction of series 22220 icebreakers

MOSCOW. April 3 (Interfax) - The Russian government will allocate funds to Baltic Shipyard JSC (part of United Shipbuilding Corporate JSC) for the construction of serial icebreakers, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said on Wednesday, delivering a report to the State Duma.

"Three universal nuclear-powered icebreakers are being built at the Baltic Shipyard in St. Petersburg, you know about this, and in March we made a decision to allocate almost 22 billion rubles so that such work could continue," he said.

Baltic Shipyard is currently building three Project 22220 icebreakers - the icebreaker Leningrad, which was laid down on January 26, 2024, the icebreaker Chukotka (laid down in December 2020) and Yakutia (laid down in May 2020).

In January, during the laying down of the icebreaker Leningrad, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the start of construction of another ship of the same class - Stalingrad - next year.

Project 22220 icebreakers are designed to guide ships in the Arctic in the Yenisei and Gulf of Ob sections, to tow ships and other floating structures in ice and clear water, as well as to address other tasks.