Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Americans Visit Zvezdochka Shipyard
Two foreign delegations were received at the Zvezdochka Shipyard last week.
A group of specialists from the US Department of Defense worked at the enterprise 09-10 June. The Americans are financing the scrapping of the project 941 Akula-class strategic underwater missile cruiser TK-13 within the framework of the Cooperative Threat Reduction Program. The American parters inspected the work done on the ship and discussed prospective projects with specialists from the shipyard in the course of two days.
Zvezdochka recieved a high level delegation of officers from the UK Ministry of Defense on the 10th to plan work in the framework of the Arctic Military Environmental Cooperation (AMEC) program. The delegation headed by Vice Admiral Simon Lister acquainted themselves with the creation of a facility at the Severodvinsk-based wharf for the disposal of nuclear submarines and the capability of the facility to safely dispose of submarines. During the course of the visit they discussed the possibility of the Zvezdochka Shipyard, which has a great deal of experience decomissioning submarines, participating in the disposal of Royal Navy submarines. The discussions involve British submarines that have already been defueled.