In the Kremlin commented on the postponement of the delivery of “Arctic”



The postponement of the implementation of projects of this scale is normal procedure, said press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the change message, the time of delivery of the icebreaker of project 22220 “Arctic”. The words of the official representative of the Kremlin cites RIA Novosti.

“A certain flexibility timelines for the implementation of such projects is allowed. And the rest, of course, work regulatory authorities, who do their work, — said the press Secretary of the head of state. The danger, he said, may occur if “that’s the shift right will move the edge of reason”.

In “Rosatom” declared that the Corporation advance to take necessary measures that will not disrupt the task of posting the “Rosatomflot” ships along the Northern sea route due to the postponement of the delivery of the icebreaker “Baltic plant”. In particular, extended the life of operating nuclear icebreakers.

Earlier, on 12 July, “Kommersant” wrote that the deadline of “Baltic plant” head of the atomic icebreaker “Arctic” postponed from 2017 to 2019. The decision, according to the publication, in may was attended by the President of Russia Vladimir Putin. At the same time the head of state “demanded to make personnel and managerial decisions in connection with the breakdown of the contract”.

The newspaper pointed out that this situation is due to the turbines. It was planned that they will experience the Kharkov turbine plant, but because of the crisis in relations between Moscow and Kiev, the stand had to be built “Kirov-Energomash”.

The icebreaker “Arktika” was built at Baltiysky Zavod in November 2013. The project cost is estimated at 122 billion rubles.