The list of event attendees included Mikhail Mishustin, Russian Prime Minister, Yuri Borisov, Deputy Prime Minister, Alexey Likhachev, ROSATOM Director General, Alexey Rakhmanov, General Director of United Shipbuilding Corporation, Atomflot Director General Mustafa Kashka, Alexey Kadilov, Director General of Baltic Shipyard.
Alexey Likhachev addressed the participants and guests of the ceremony with a welcoming speech. “This confirms absolute and unrivaled leadership of the Russian Federation in the Arctic Region. At the nearest time we expect to lay the keel of the “Chukotka” nuclear icebreaker. Another keel laying procedure is scheduled at “Zvezda” Shipyard for the “Leader” superpower nuclear icebreaker in the Far East”, he said.
The ceremony of signing the transfer and acceptance act took place on board of the Project 22220 “Arktika” nuclear-powered icebreaker. Mustafa Kashka and Alexey Kadilov signed the certificate of transfer and acceptance.
“The lead universal nuclear-powered icebreaker “Arktika” starts a new series of vessels, which will determine the future of the Northers Sea Route,” said Mustafa Kashka. “Project 22220 icebreakers meet the highest safety requirements applied for operation in the Arctic Region. The technical specifications of our nuclear icebreakers meet the demands of our partners: power capacity, sea endurance and reliability.”