The building of a new nuclear-propelled icebreaker to the LK-60 project is to start not later than this September. Atomflot’s director general Vyacheslav Ruksha June 5 said this at the round-table session “Northern Sea Route: New Opportunities” at the forum ATOMEXPO-2012 in Moscow.
According to Ruksha, the project is fully supported by science. With this, it should not exceed seven years to build the new, double-draught nuclear icebreaker. Before the new ship is commissioned the steering would be supported by the existing icebreakers and “all transit possibilities we are talking today about will be realized”, he emphasized.