Russia set to build the world’s largest nuclear icebreaker ever

MARINE INSIGHT | Atomflot, the nuclear icebreaker port of Murmansk recently signed a contract for the construction of Leader, a huge icebreaker on which rests Moscow’s hopes of keeping the shipping routes of the Arctic region open throughout the year.

The pact on the construction of the vessel, which is estimated to cost around $1.6 billion, was held through a marketed video recently. Completion of the vessel is estimated to be completed around 2027. Additionally, it was also reported that two more sister ships will be constructed in the early 2030s.

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