ArmInfo. During his stay in Russia as a participant of the International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg, Yukia Amano, Director General at the International Atomic Energy Agency, visited Baltic Shipyard on June 1, 2017.
The visit has been organized by Rosatom in cooperation with the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Permanent Mission to international organizations. As part of the program Mr. Amano visited manufacturing facilities of Baltic shipyard and construction site of NewGen icebreakers.
Alexey Kadilov, Director at Baltic shipyard, told Mr. Amano about the shipyard operations and after that they went on board of Arktika, project 22220, a nuclear icebreaker which is the future flagship of Russian icebreaker fleet. The IAEA Director General was accompanied by Michael Chudakov, Deputy Director General at the IAEA, Head of Nuclear Power Department; Nikolay Spasskiy, Deputy CEO for International Relations at Rosatom; Vladimir Voronkov, Permanent Representative of Russia to international organizations in Vienna; and Alexey Ferapontov, Deputy Head at Rostekhnadzor. At the end of the tour Mr. Amano had a briefing with Russian media.
At the end of the tour Mr. Amano had a briefing with Russian media representatives. “I am impressed with the dimensions of the icebreaker and nuclear safety and security systems of the power units that will be used for the vessels that are being constructed. Notwithstanding the moderate sizes of the reactors they ensure a long self-contained navigation for the vessels. Your country possesses advanced small and large reactor technologies which I believe have good perspectives,” said Y. Amano summarizing the results of his technical tour to Baltic shipyard.