In particular, the President inspected an off-shore ice-resistant stationary platform currently under construction.
Sevmash CEO Nikolai Kalistratov described the main features of the platform, which is unique in the world. It is the only oil platform capable of operating at temperatures below 40 degrees.
Mr Kalistratov also talked about other areas of work and prospects for the plant's development.
The President was particularly interested in the project of refitting the air-capable cruiser Admiral Gorshkov commissioned by the Indian Navy.
The contract for cruiser modernisation was signed with India in 2004. The ship was scheduled to be delivered in 2008, but because of the increased amount of work its delivery was postponed to 2012–2013.
Mr Medvedev questioned the management team in detail about the status of the project and insisted that they complete the modernisation of the cruiser in the specified time frame and according to the conditions agreed.
Production Association Northern Machine-Building Enterprise (Sevmash) is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. It is involved in the construction of surface warships and nuclear submarines. The shipyard has built a total of 45 ships and 163 submarines, including 128 with nuclear power sources. Sevmash is also engaged in civil shipbuilding and the manufacture of technical products for different industries.
From a powerboat Dmitry Medvedev inspected the Sevmash water area and the Yury Dolgoruky nuclear submarine, which is currently being tested.
The President also laid flowers at a monument to those who died in the Great Patriotic War.