20 Sep 2018 09:40

Russian federal budget to allocate 90 bln rubles for icebreakers to 2024

MOSCOW. Sept 20 (Interfax) - Russia's federal budget will provide 90.2 billion rubles over the next six years for construction of icebreakers, materials for the draft budget devoted to planned spending from the Development Fund state.

This will include 6.5 billion rubles for the construction of a 12-14 MW Icebreaker 7 class auxiliary icebreaker for the Arkhangelsk seaport in 2019-2024; and 5.5 billion rubles for the construction of a 6-8 MW port icebreaker for ports in Russia's Far East, including 1 billion rubles in 2021, 2 billion rubles per year in 2022-2023 and 0.5 billion rubles in 2024.

The budget will also allocate 44.979 billion rubles in 2019-2022 for the construction of two serial universal nuclear icebreakers (fourth and fifth), a nuclear equipment maintenance vessel and a floating dock (with mixed financing sources), including 9 billion rubles in 2019, 14.569 billion rubles in 2020, 13.756 billion rubles in 2021 and 7.654 billion rubles in 2022.

There are also plans to allocate 33.259 billion rubles for the construction of two serial Leader icebreakers in 2023, with mixed sources of financing.