On the far East shipyard "Star" began construction of the world’s most powerful nuclear-powered icebreaker "Russia" project "Leader", reported the Federal state unitary enterprise "Atomflot" (Rosatomflot, is a state Corporation " Rosatom).

"the First cutting of metal for the construction of the atomic icebreaker "Leader" of the project 10510 held on 6 July at the shipyard in the city of Bolshoi Kamen in Primorsky region" — said the company.

Contract to build a nuclear-powered icebreaker "Leader" of the project 10510 Rosatomflot and shipbuilding complex "Star" was signed this April. According to him, the ship is scheduled in 2027.

"craft project 10510 has no analogues. Unique nuclear-powered icebreaker has exceptional technical characteristics that will allow it is guaranteed to provide year-round Postings in the Eastern Arctic region.

State Corporation "Rosatom" supported the initiative of Rosatomflot about the assignment of the heavy duty nuclear icebreaker of project 10510 title "Russia", — said General Director of Rosatomflot Mustafa Kashka.

Nuclear icebreaker will be built for the technical project of the Central design Bureau "iceberg". The main characteristics of the "Leader": power – 120 MW (on trees); speed of 22 knots (for clean water); length of 209 meters; width is 47.7 meters; icebreaking capability (maximum) — four meters; deadweight at draft on Wake line — almost 70 thousand tons.

The ship will be equipped with a nuclear power plant with two reactors of type RHYTHM-400, a steam-turbine plant with four turbine generators for 37 MW each and four electric propeller motors at 30 MW each.