The LNG-terminal in Kamchatka will provide year-round loading of the Northern Sea Route
12:12 6 июня 2018
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Fulfillment of the project of NOVATEK on construction of the sea LNG transshipment complex in Kamchatka Krai will allow providing the region with gas infrastructure and also will provide loading of the Northern Sea Route.
This information was given by Deputy Prime Minister and the Plenipotentiary envoy of the President of the Russian Federation in the Far Eastern Federal Okrug Yuriy Trutnev at the meeting with bloggers within the fifth Far Eastern media summit. A Russian Minister for development of the Far East Alexander Kozlov also participated in the meeting.
The transshipment hub in Kamchatka will allow providing regions, which have gas shortage today. In addition, this project will launch year-round work of the Northern Sea Route. And the Northern Sea Route increases amounts every year, but not yet effectively enough. The project of NOVATEK will make it year-round, as Yuriy Trutnev says.
Last year the government of Kamchatka Krai and the company NOVATEK signed the agreement on creation of the sea terminal in Kamchatka for transshipment of liquefied natural gas from arctic gas carriers to usual ones. It is expected that the capacity of the terminal will be up to 20 million tonnes per year, and the period of its operation will exceed 40 years, as the press service of the Ministry for development of the Russian Far East informs.
As the head of the ministry Alexander Kozlov underlines, the Northern Sea Route is the shortest sea corridor between Europe and the Far East. Significance of this transport artery is obvious.
The President set the task to increase cargo traffic of the Northern Sea Route up to 80 million tonnes by 2025. It should become a global, competitive transport artery. And this will give a good impulse for development of the Arctic and Far Eastern territories, as Alexander Kozlov says.