Dmitry Kobylkin: Construction of “Arctic LNG-2” in the sea will bring less damage to ecology
15:39 1 июня 2017
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Construction of the plant for production of liquefied natural gas on platforms in the Gulf of Ob of the Kara Sea near the Gydan Peninsula will cause less harm to ecology of the Arctic than construction of a plant on the mainland, as the governor of Yamal Dmitry Kobylkin considers.
“Arctic LNG 2” is the second project of NOVATEK for production of liquefied natural gas after “Yamal LNG”. The company scrutinizes the opportunity to build the new LNG plant on the Gydan Peninsula; gas for liquefying will be delivered from Salmanovskoye oil, gas, condensate field. Capital expenditures for construction of the plant are estimated in 10 milliard dollars.
It is planned to build “Arctic LNG-2” on platforms on the shelf area of the Gulf of Ob. The platforms will be assembled on the Kola Peninsula in Murmansk region. The project is being developed by NOVATEK. There is no binding to the continent, it is cheaper and will not be very large burden on ecology, as Dmitry Kobylkin notes in an interview to TASS on the St. Petersburg international economic forum.
As the head of the region informs, the beginning of construction of “Arctic LNG-2” is planned for 2019. Development of project documentation is being conducted now; allotment of lands has been already made. The plant will process gas from continental fields and near the sea, but not the shelf, as the governor notes.
He adds that while it is early to speak about development of the shelf area of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug. “As soon as “Yamal LNG” and “Arctic LNG-2” will live full life, it will be possible to talk about development of the Kara Sea shelf”, as Dmitry Kobylkin said.