Slow progress, huge budget overrun for Rosatomflot’s lider-class icebreaker

By Thomas Nilsen, The Independent Barents Observer - April 23, 2024
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Online followers could Monday see how a new module was lifted into the hull of what will be the world’s largest icebreaker. Construction takes place at the Zvezda shipyard is in the town of Bolshoy Kamen near Vladivostok. An oil-platform is behind the icebreaker hull. Photo from webcam by Rosatomflot

Sluggish progress and massive budget overrun have characterised the four years that have past since Rosatomflot gave go-ahead for the first Lider-class nuclear powered icebreaker.