The approach channel to the seaport of Sabetta will be expanded
11:29 3 июля 2020
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Experts of “GlavGosEkspertiza of Russia” reviewed the design and estimate documentation for reconstruction of the channel to the port of Sabetta to ensure safe navigation while increasing the transit passage of ships in the Gulf of Ob in the period 2020-2030. As a result of the state expert examination, the general positive conclusion was issued.
The approach channel to the seaport of Sabetta was built and input to operation in 2019 to ensure year-round ship traffic, as well as transportation of liquefied natural gas and liquefied gas condensate by sea. The project documentation provides for expansion of the channel, due to which the required number of ship passes will be achieved in accordance with the declared ship turnover of “NOVATEK” and “Gazprom Neft” for transportation of hydrocarbon raw materials. In addition, expansion of the channel will allow delivering gravity base structures of the terminal of liquefied natural gas and stable gas condensate “Utrenniy” to the place of permanent installation. The terminal is being built for the project “Arctic LNG 2”.
The reconstruction project will take place in two stages, as the press center of “GlavGosEkspertiza of Russia” informs. Within the first one, which will be implemented in 2020-2021, the width of the channel will reach 475 meters on the straight section and 573 meters — on the turn. After completion of the second stage of dredging, which is planned for 2022, the width will be leveled up to 573 meters. Also, rearrangement of navigation equipment will be performed on the channel.
If in the current configuration the channel can theoretically provide on an average up to four ship passes per day, then after expansion the ship turnover will reach nine ship passes per day, that is, at least 1500 per year. The reconstruction project was developed by the joint-stock company “LENMORNIIPROEKT” (the note: the general designer performs work at all stages of design of marine transport facilities), the federal state unitary enterprise “Hydrographic Office” is the developer of construction.