Murmansk, October 21 – The state flag of the Russian Federation was raised on board FSUE Atomflot’s (a Rosatom company) universal nuclear-powered icebreaker “Arktika” in Murmansk. The list of event attendees included Mikhail Mishustin, Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Yuri Borisov, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Alexey Likhachev, Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation Director General, Alexey Rakhmanov, General Director of JSC United Shipbuilding Corporation, FSUE Atomflot Director General Mustafa Kashka, Alexey Kadilov, Director General of JSC Baltic Shipyard, and others .
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.”