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Nuclear icebreaker will have Fluidmecanica winch

Written by Nick Blenkey
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SEPTEMBER 22, 2014 — Fluidmecanica, Vigo, Spain, is  to supply the main towing winch for a nuclear-powered icebreaker (Project 22220 LC-60YA) to be built at the Baltiysky Zavod shipyard in St. Petersburg, Russia.

The 173 m ship is planned to be completed by 2017.

It will be powered by two “RITM-200” pressurized water reactors that will generate 175MWe, giving the ship the power needed to break ice up to 3 m thick.

To be named the Arctic, the icebreaker will be granted the highest ice class – 9, meaning that it will be able to break ice in the Arctic area all year round.

Fluidmecanica’s supply includes:
Traction winch
    Dynamic pull    800 kN
    Brake pull    5100 kN
Storage winch
    Capacity    1,000 m, Ø58 mm
Damping device
    Capacity    480 ton
Escort system
RMRS classification

finmec winch

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