Nuclear-powered icebreaker Arktika completed sea trials

On September 17, the future flagship of the Russian nuclear icebreaker fleet returned to the completed embankment of the Baltic plant, completing sea trials in the Gulf of Finland. From June 23 to September 16 in the Gulf of Finland and the Baltic sea, specialists of the Baltic plant, representatives of the customer and contractors checked the operation of the mechanisms and equipment of the nuclear-powered vessel. The ship’s electric power system and maneuverability characteristics under various draft conditions were tested under sea conditions. “The programme of sea trials performed in full volume, – said General Director of FSUE “Atomflot” Mustafa Kashka. – Shipbuilders, contractors and delivery crew have done a lot of work. We are satisfied with the results. The Arctic nuclear icebreaker is ready to move to Murmansk.” On September 22, the main universal nuclear icebreaker “Arktika” is scheduled to leave the completed embankment of JSC “Baltic plant” in the direction of the seaport of Murmansk. Plans,