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Russia orders more nuclear-powered ice-breakers for Arctic sailing

Russia increases its efforts to use nuclear power as ship fuel with an order for another two nuclear-powered ice-breaker vessels. A few days ago a similar vessel was launched in St. Petersburg.

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Russian company Rosatom has ordered two new nuclear-powered ice-breakers. When the ships are delivered, the company will have nine ships that sail on nuclear power.

Rosatom is controlled by the Russian state and, among other things, owns the world's only floating nuclear power plant. But now the company is also looking to use nuclear power to fuel ships.

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