Prospects for development of the Arctic are inseparably linked with Sabetta
15:21 18 февраля 2019
Категории: News in English
Reliable transportation of cargoes, including for needs of fuel and energy enterprises, is an important condition for development of arctic economy. The Minister of energy of the Russian Federation Alexander Novak wrote it in the author’s column for the magazine “Oil and Gas Vertical”, as it is reported on the website of the Ministry of energy.
“In this regard, we actively develop the northernmost transport artery in the world – the Northern Sea Route. This transport corridor is the only alternative to the routes through the Suez and Panama canals; it allows significantly reducing delivery time and is distinguished with high reliability. According to the calculations, the outgoing cargo flows of hydrocarbon raw materials on the Northern Sea Route by 2020 will reach 27 million tonnes per year, and by 2025 they will already exceed 77 million 800 thousand tonnes per year”, he said.
Alexander Novak reminds about the launch of the plant “Yamal LNG” in full capacity, which foresees production of up to 16 million 500 thousand tonnes of LNG in the South Tambey field and also about the planned construction of another LNG plant on the Yamal Peninsula – “Arctic LNG 2” on the basis of Salmanovskoye (Utrenneye) and Geofizicheskoye oil, gas, condensate fields.
“With fulfillment of both projects in full capacity LNG production in the Arctic zone will make 33 million tonnes per year by 2035. That is the significant amount”, he added.
The Minister also tells about the prospects for development of port infrastructure of the Arctic basin. First of all, they are connected with the seaport of Sabetta, port infrastructure of the Yenisei River, as well as with complex development of the Murmansk transport hub. According to him, these objects are points of growth for arctic regions already now.
“Today the port of Sabetta is the largest of all ports operating on the Northern Sea Route. It operates in full amount. The terminal is mostly export-oriented, what is important for development of potential of domestic energy abroad. Also, the Murmansk year-round deep-water port with huge logistics capacities successfully operates — it entered the TOP 5 in terms of the cargo turnover in 2018”, the head of the ministry of energy said.
The head of the Ministry of energy also underlines that the issue on creation of centers for transshipment and storage of LNG in Murmansk Oblast and in Kamchatka Krai is being worked out for development of LNG projects. These centers will help to increase the cargo turnover of the Northern Sea Route. Also, construction of the deep water area of the Arkhangelsk seaport, modernization of ports on the Northern Sea Route — Tiksi, Pevek, Anadyr are proposed in order to achieve transit goals in development of the Northern Sea Route.