• The reactor of the atomic icebreaker "Vaigach" for the first time will be able to work up to 200 thousand hours

  • Employees of the FSUE "Atomflot" extended resource of the reactor plant of nuclear icebreaker "Vaygach" Now she will be able to work 175 thousand and 200 thousand hours. About it reports TASS.

    "By extending the life of the submarine is increased by five years to 2022", — specify in the "Atomflot". It is reported that the Russian shipyards is thus by the end of 2017 will be able to carry out the construction of an icebreaker with a capacity of 120 megawatts.

    Life extension "Vaigach" were conducted experimental design Bureau of mechanical engineering name Afrikantov. Initially,
    the reactor could only run 100 thousand hours of operation.

    Earlier it was reported that in the Russian Arctic until the end of 2017 pass test hull laser. It was created by specialists of the company "Schwabe" — National center of laser systems and complexes "Astrophysics" in the framework of the program "Development of civil marine engineering". The company said that the venue of the experiment will choose during the month. Will also determine a list of ships that will take part in it. The laser will be the new ways to make shipping channels in ice fields.


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