Dmitry Artyukhov expects for the financial, economic and personnel effect from the project “Arctic LNG 2”
18:07 18 сентября 2019
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The project “Arctic LNG 2” will become the engine of production in the arctic region in the coming years. This was stated by the governor of Yamal Dmitry Artyukhov at the little press-conference within Tyumen oil and gas forum.
“If to take “Arctic LNG 2”, only at the construction stage it has over 20 thousand employees, the personal income tax and 2.5 thousand permanent employees. We expect that residents of Yamal will make the lion’s share of these workers. We can see this in “Yamal LNG”, where the key management personnel consist of residents of Yamal. As for tax revenues, all models are being formed here, and we understand that the talk is about very large amounts, because the project is very large, estimated at over one trillion rubles, about 20 milliard dollars — the current estimate. You can understand what a powerful complex will be created, now there are certain state benefits, but they are also not never-ending, once they will end, and then the whole effect will go through the tax system”, the head of the region said.
For comparison, oil and gas enterprises of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug will pay more than 1 trillion 400 milliard rubles of taxes to the federal budget by the end of 2019. It makes almost by 400 milliard rubles more than a year ago.
As the head of the arctic region underlines, most importantly that Yamal fulfills major projects aimed at solving the task set by President of Russia Vladimir Putin — 80 million tonnes of liquefied gas along the Northern Sea Route.
“The project “Arctic LNG 2” will have the strongest influence on achievement of this target by 2024. This is a little more than 20 million tonnes, which will be added to this targeted moneybox”, he explained.
At the same time, Dmitry Artyukhov notes that the project leads to development, including of shipbuilding.
“We already see that orders are placed in the Far East, at the Zvezda plant. This is a chain of multiplicative effect, which remains on the sidelines. A huge complex in Belokamenka is being built for this project in Murmansk region. Assemblage of parts of the plant will be conducted there, also the complex provides for production, storage, shipment of liquefied natural gas and stable gas condensate. Huge investments, thousands of working places for Murmansk region”, said the governor of Yamal.
According to him, the big task in fulfillment of the project “Arctic LNG 2” is in import substitution of equipment.
“We see that the project involved companies from Nizhny Novgorod, Sverdlovsk region, for example. About 50 regions received orders thanks to “Yamal LNG”. With consideration what tasks of import substitution are set on this project, the number of enterprises will grow. These are very important projects for the country’s economy, which will give both tax revenues and the overall effect for development”, Dmitry Artyukhov summed up.