Kuzey Star Laid the Keel of the Floating Port


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Kuzey Star Laid the Keel of the Floating Port
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Kuzey Star Laid the Keel of the Floating Port

Kuzey Star Shipyard hosted the keel laying ceremony for the floating port being built for Project 22220 universal nuclear icebreakers. The event, held in Istanbul, was attended by representatives of Atomflot FSUE, which operates under the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom. Commenting on the matter, Atomflot General Director Mustafa Kaşka stated, "The construction of the floating port is proceeding on schedule. The professional competence of Turkish shipbuilders is unquestionable. Adhering strictly to the construction timeline is very important for us. The floating port constitutes a crucial element of the coastal infrastructure for the maintenance of Project 22220 nuclear icebreakers." According to the terms of the agreement, construction, including the delivery of the floating port to the Port of Murmansk, will take 29 months.

The agreement to build the floating port between Atomflot FSUE and Turkey's Kuzey Star Shipyard was signed on June 7, 2021. The procurement procedure, in accordance with the agreement, was carried out within the framework of the Federal Law of the Russian Federation No. 223-FZ "On Procurement of Goods, Works, Services by Certain Types of Legal Entities" and in compliance with the unified industry procurement standards of the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom. The contract value amounted to 4.981 billion rubles, approximately 46 million dollars, and the procurement results summary protocol was published on May 27, 2021.

The floating port under construction, with a lifting capacity of 30,000 tons, will be 220 meters long and 48 meters wide. It will feature a slipway deck at least 200 meters in length and a pontoon height of 6 meters, and it will accommodate 30 personnel. FSUE Atomflot is an organization under Rosatom, responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Russian nuclear icebreaker fleet.