Three billion rubles to be spent on new super icebreaker’s documentation
The Iceberg Central Design Bureau will draft design and technical documentation for the planned Project 10510 Lider (Leader) nuclear-powered icebreaker for three billion rubles, according to the state purchases website.
The documentation was commissioned by the Zvezda shipbuilding facility in Russia's Primorye Territory where the ship is to be built. The maximum starting price of the work is 3.1 billion, including VAT, the website notes.
The 120-megawatt Project 10510 Lider-class icebreakers will become the most powerful in history. They will mostly be expected to ensure all-year-round navigation along the Northern Sea Route and to conduct Arctic expeditions. These extremely wide icebreakers will be able to escort large-tonnage ships.
Zvezda will build the new nuclear-powered icebreakers in cooperation with other Russian shipyards, including the Baltic Shipyard in St. Petersburg. Today, the latter is building three multirole Project 22220 nuclear-powered icebreakers, namely, the Arktika, the Sibir (Siberia) and the Ural, on order from ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation. It is expected that three Lider-class icebreakers will be built.