The cost of building a super-powerful lead nuclear icebreaker "Rossiya", which previously amounted to 128 billion rubles, may increase by 40-60%, Kommersant writes . At the same time, the deadline for the commissioning of the icebreaker is already behind schedule, which was discussed at a meeting with the deputy head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
The state contract for the construction of the icebreaker was concluded in April 2020, the customer was Atomflot. The work was expected to be completed in December 2027. However, according to Kommersant, the deadlines for the delivery of the vessel for some hull work at the Zvezda shipyard (managed by a consortium of Rosneft, Rosneftegaz and Gazprombank) are already behind schedule.
By the end of April, Rosatom, based on Rosneft data, will prepare a report for the Ministry of Industry and Trade on the increase in the cost and timing of work.
According to the plan, the icebreaker should provide year-round escort of vessels along the Northern Sea Route at a commercial speed of 10-12 knots in order to export hydrocarbons to foreign markets.