Finance Ministry allocates 24.7 billion rubles for nuclear-powered icebreakers next year
Total subsidies for building nuclear powered icebreakers in 2020 could reach 24.7 billion rubles, according to the draft federal budget compiled by the Ministry of Finance for 2020 and the 2021-2022 planning period. The document is posted on a website showing national legislation bills.
According to the document, the main project — the construction of new generation nuclear icebreakers — is to receive 24.733 billion rubles in 2020.
These shipbuilding subsidies are to total 21 billion and 14.8 billion rubles, respectively in 2021-2022.
The Baltic Shipyard has already built the Project 22220 Arktika multirole nuclear icebreaker for Rosatom, and two serial nuclear icebreakers, the Sibir and the Ural, are currently under construction. All of the ships have been launched. Contracts for building two more icebreakers of the same class have been signed.
The 120-megawatt Project 10510 Lider icebreakers, due to become the most powerful in the world, are to be built at the Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex now being established by a Rosneft-led consortium at the Zvezda Shipyard in Russia's Far East.