All Arktika icebreaker compartments to be ready for finishing works by June
Shipbuilders plan to prepare all compartments of the nuclear-powered icebreaker Arktika, the lead ship under Project 22220, for finishing works by June 2018. As of today, more than half of the icebreaker's 1,380 compartments are ready for interior works, laying the communication lines and the installation of furniture, states the press service of the Baltic Shipyard, where the icebreaker is being built.
"Over 50 percent of all compartments of the Project 22220 flagship nuclear-powered icebreaker Arktika, which is under construction at the Baltic Shipyard, have been prepared for finishing works," the message states. "Out of the icebreaker's 1,380 compartments, more than half are ready for advanced outfitting: workers will apply thermal and fireproof insulation, install furniture, lay cables and communication lines and carry out cladding and painting works. In plain language, carry out the finishing works in the icebreaker compartments. The shipbuilder's goal will be to prepare all compartments for finishing works by June, 2018.
The Arktika is the first nuclear icebreaker of Project 22220. It was ordered by the Rosatom state corporation. The ship's keel-laying ceremony took place on May 26, 2015.