The Russian FPI (Foundation for Advanced Research Projects) presented technical documentation on the design of the Iceberg nuclear-powered robot submarine designed to explore the hydrocarbon content beneath floating ice in the Arctic region. This document was submitted to the Russian State Nuclear Company, Rosatom, said Chief project group to Sputnik, released Sputniknews.com, Tuesday, 18-9-2018.
“We submit project documentation to the federal executive. There are 5 large-scale first projects, which in the future will help us build new equipment to explore the Arctic Ocean in harsh climatic conditions, “Viktor Litvinenko said.
According to Litvinenko, the next step is the creation of structures, in collaboration with Rosneft, Gazprom, United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC), Rosatom and possibly with Rostec in the future, will implement the project and build “real vehicles.“
Since 2013, Russia's FPI, together with the Rubin Central Design Bureau for Marine Engineering, the Department of Defense, energy company Gazprom and Rosneft, and Rosatom and USC has worked on the possibility of making equipment that will enable hydrocarbon research in the Arctic region.