During a meeting with an asset of FSUE "Hydrographic Enterprise", General Director of the State Atomic Energy Corporation "Rosatom" Alexei Likhachev said that from February 20, 2021, a new General Director, Alexander Bengert, will start working.
Alexander Alexandrovich Bengert previously worked in the Directorate of the Northern Sea Route of the corporation. Prior to that, he held senior positions at FSUE "Rosmorport", FSI "Administration of the Murmansk seaport" and the Murmansk Shipping Company.
“We will certainly support the new head and hope that together with him the enterprise will have a new qualitative impetus to develop,” said Alexey Likhachev, general director of the State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom.
Alexey Likhachev thanked the staff of the enterprise and personally Yuri Mikhov for the work done. The General Director of ROSATOM said that Yuri Nikolaevich's extensive experience and knowledge will be in demand at a new responsible post within ROSATOM.
Last year FSUE "Hydrographic Enterprise" managed to achieve high results in navigation and hydrographic support of maritime traffic on the Northern Sea Route. In 2021, there will be a significant increase in the volume of work performed in the water area of the NSR, as well as a deep modernization of existing ice-class hydrographic ships, and the construction of new ones.
Let us recall that in 2019, FSUE Hydrographic Enterprise was transferred from the Ministry of Transport of Russia to the jurisdiction of the State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom in connection with its endowment with the function of an infrastructure operator of the Northern Sea Route in 2018.
FSUE "Hydrographic Enterprise" provides navigation and hydrographic support for maritime traffic in the water area of the Northern Sea Route, including the study of the underwater bottom topography to maintain hydrographical charts, guides and aids for navigation at a modern level and provide the water area of the Northern Sea Route with navigation equipment, and also informing mariners about changes in the navigation situation.