FSUE Atomflot

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FSUE Atomflot
TypeFederal State Unitary Enterprise
IndustryNuclear icebreakers
Headquarters,
Number of employees
~2,000
ParentRosatom
WebsiteOfficial website (Russian)

FSUE Atomflot (Russian: ФГУП «Атомфлот») is a Russian company and service base that maintains the world's only fleet of nuclear-powered icebreakers.[1][failed verification] Atomflot is part of the Rosatom group, and is based in the city of Murmansk.[2]

As of September 2020, the company operates a fleet of five nuclear powered icebreakers, including the world's largest, the Arktika, which joined the fleet on her maiden voyage.[3]

The company employs between 1,000-2,000 people. The company has a ship to transport radioactive waste, and another to monitor radiation. It also maintains a museum ship, the Lenin.

Activity[edit]

A total of about 1,000 people work on atomic icebreakers, nuclear light carriers, and ATOs (atomic technology services), all under the umbrella of Atomflot. The command staff undergoes special training at the Admiral Makarov State Maritime Academy in St. Petersburg. In addition to orchestrating cargo transportation along the Northern Sea Route, Atomflot organizes tourist cruises, the profit from which amounts to 6-7% of the company's total profit.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Atomflot – Bellona". Bellona. Archived from the original on 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2010-12-07.
  2. ^ "Russia opens up the icy Northeast Sea Route transport route to Asia". Intellinews. Retrieved 20 December 2017.
  3. ^ "World's Largest Icebreaker is Under Way at Last". The Maratime Executive. September 25, 2020..
  4. ^ Проект Кобылкина может остановить поток туристов в Арктику. Но средства оправдывают цель

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