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Three universal nuclear-powered icebreakers with a capacity of 60 MW, which will be needed to develop the Arctic shelf of the Northern Sea Route, are planned to be completed by 2022. The Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Denis Manturov announced this during the final meeting of the Ministry of Energy.
“Under the task of developing the Arctic shelf and the Northern Sea Route we are creating a powerful icebreaking fleet. By 2022, it is planned to complete work on three universal nuclear icebreakers with a capacity of 60 MW, ”the minister said.
According to him, Mi-171A2 and Mi-8AMT and Mi-8MTV-1 helicopters can also be used to work on the shelf.
“In terms of air transport, we are ready to provide supplies of well-proven Mi-8AMT, Mi-8MTV-1 helicopters using leasing sales support tools.
In addition, we have worked out with oil and gas companies the mechanisms for financing the consolidated order of the offshore helicopter Mi-171A2 for work on the shelf, ”the minister added.
Source: Maritime News of Russia