Dmitriy Kobylkin: The Northern Latitudinal Railway will be transformed into «Energy of the Arctic»
10:03 2 декабря 2015
Категории: News in English
The Northern Latitudinal Railway will be gradually transformed into the complete project «Energy of the Arctic». It was declared by the governor of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug during the meeting with journalists of federal and regional mass media.
As he underlines, it is very important not only for the region but also for the whole country, because it opens direct access for Russian regions to the World Ocean.
The railroad line «Bovanenkovo – Sabetta», which will be built on conditions of governmental-private partnership, will connect the multifunctional sea port of Sabetta with the terrestrial part of the transport system of Russia. The length of the line makes 169 kilometers, the carrying capacity – 35 million tons, the speed of traffic – 50 kilometers per hour. Actually, this is the next step to fulfillment of the key project in Yamal – the Northern Latitudinal Railway, providing of access of the railroad infrastructure to the Northern Sea Route. Long-term prospects of development of economy in the region are connected with extraction of energy resources and their delivery to Russian and international markets.
Extractive fields on land of the Yamal peninsula (Bovanenkovo, Kharasaveyskoye, Kruzenshternovskoye, Tambey group), of the Gulf of Ob, Tazovskiy district (the Bolshekhetskaya Depression) will become the basic centers of oil and gas extraction in the prospect. The railroad line Bovanenkovo – Sabetta will provide stable, year-round transport communication and will allow mitigating risks connected with use of winter roads, river ways and sea transportation for supply of extractive fields.
Risks of compensation of minimum guaranteed income to the private partner should be taken by the government of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug.