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In Russia will build a nuclear super icebreaker for oil exploration in Arctic PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 13 September 2012 13:18

Press service of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia announced today of the contest for project of super icebreaker for oil exploration in Arctic. Under the terms of the contest, the new icebreaker should break the thickest Arctic ice and serve as the basis for underwater vehicles and unmanned aerial vehicles, in which to conduct reconnaissance for oil in the Arctic. It is reported, that by the end of 2014 will be selected the best design of the icebreaker and started of construction. According to the documentation requirements of the contest of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia, on the super icebreaker should be placed at least 12-15 laboratories with a total area of 250 square meters. Super icebreaker must have minimum steady speed of 2 knots, must overcome the ice thickness not less than 2 meters, swim a distance of 10,000 miles, operate autonomously for at least three months. The design of the icebreaker also have special apparatus for drilling of seabed and obtain of oil samples. The previous President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev called the project of oil production in the Arctic as the strategic project for Russia, since, according to the experts, in the continental shelf in the Arctic may be located at least a quarter of all offshore oil reserves in the world, and there is no alternative, oil reserves land becomes scarce, and the extraction of oil in the Arctic shelf is an important instrument of world geopolitics.


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