Thursday, October 13, 2016
Global Warming - Russia to develop super icebreaker able to clear passage through 5-meter ice
Global Warming - Russia to develop super icebreaker able to clear passage through 5-meter ice. (Tass).
According to the Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, the new icebreaker will be able to break the ice in any season and in any weather under most unfavorable conditions
"Today we’re making a decision on starting the development work. So far, the talk is about developing a project but soon a final state decision will already be made on creating a super-class icebreaker, a leader icebreaker with a capacity of over 110 MW," Rogozin told a conference on international cooperation in the Arctic, new challenges and the vectors of development.
‘This means that we’ll be able to break the ice anytime, in any season and in any weather under the most unfavorable conditions, ensuring the safe passage of both the existing means of transport operating in the Arctic zone and liquefied gas tankers of the largest class with a deadweight of no less than 30,000 tons," the vice-premier said, explaining the advantages of the promising icebreaker.
The vice-premier also mentioned the projects of creating small aircraft and other hardware, and also ice-class river-sea vessels for Arctic application.
Hmmm....If the planet is warming up so much...... why the need for such ice breakers?