MMK: World’s Largest Atomic Icebreaker Puts to Sea

UrBC, Saint Petersburg, June 17, 2016. The Arktika, Project 22220 nuclear-powered icebreaker, was floated at Baltic Plant in Saint Petersburg the other day. The body of the world’s largest and most powerful icebreaking vessel is made from metal supplied by Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works.

In fact, MMK’s share of the Russian shipbuilding supplies market currently comes to over 50%. The company delivered 86,000,000 kg of metal goods to Russian shipbuilders last year, which was 11% more than in 2014 and 1.5 times more than in 2013.

Apart from the Arktika and the Siberia, Project 22220 first series-produced icebreaker, MMK is contributing to other vessels in Russia’s modern icebreaking fleet such as the Aker, Project ARC 130A diesel-electric icebreaker and the world’s largest multi-purpose diesel-electric icebreaker Viktor Chernomyrdin.

The Arktika is expected to undergo its first sea trials in 2017.

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