Baltic Plant transferred nuclear icebreaker 50 Years of Victory to the customer

Publish date: March 29, 2007

The reception-transfer agreement for the icebreaker was signed by the director of the Federal Agency for Sea and River Transport Alexander Dabydenko and the general director of OAO Baltic Plant on the eve of 22 March.

The icebreaker will be put in operation by the Murmansk Shipping Company this spring.

50 Years of Victory is the largest icebreaker in the world and is a representative of the state-of-the-art second series nuclear-powered icebreakers such as the “Arctika”. The vessel is 159 meters long, 30 meters wide, weighs 25 thousand tons and has a speed of 18 knots. The vessel is capable of breaking up ice sheets as thick as 2.8 meters and is equipped with two nuclear-powered 75 thousand horsepower engines. The icebreaker will be manned by a crew of 138 people, St. Petersburg News Firm reported.