The 14th International Conference "Arctic Shelf Development: Step by Step" was held in Murmansk

The 14th International Conference Arctic Shelf Development: Step by Step was held in Murmansk

On November 14, 2023, the 14th International conference "Development of the Arctic shelf: step by step" was held in Murmansk, organized by the Association of Contractors "Murmanshelf" with the support of the Government of the Murmansk region.

A wide range of important issues on the development of the Arctic shelf are discussed and worked out at the annual conference.

The key topics this year were the modern directions of geological exploration on the Arctic shelf and the development of the production base and transport and logistics infrastructure in the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation.The conference participants also devoted special attention to the development of the Northern Sea Route.

Svetlana Panfilova, Minister of Arctic Development and Economy of the Murmansk Region, addressed the conference participants with a welcoming speech: "At the moment, a number of major investment projects have been initiated and are being implemented to develop the port of Murmansk and increase the possibility of transshipment of a wide range of goods. Now the main task is to create clear logistics chains along the route of the Northern Sea Route. The Murmansk region is actively involved in this process. And not a little has already been done: a number of major projects have been implemented, including the Center for the Construction of large-tonnage offshore structures of Novatek, at the end of this year it is planned to launch a working movement along a new railway line to the western shore of the Kola Bay as part of the Murmansk Transport Hub project. All these projects are aimed at expanding the cargo base," the Minister said.

"State support measures in the Murmansk Region - the regimes of the Russian Arctic and the TOP "Capital of the Arctic" - contribute to the implementation of launched and future logistics projects aimed at the development of the Northern Sea Route. They help to reduce the economic burden on investors. The total number of projects implemented with the help of two preferential regimes is 219. Together, residents are implementing projects with a total investment of more than 380 billion rubles," added Semyon Kalmykov, Director of the Investment Development Department of the Murmansk Region Development Corporation.

The conference was attended by about a hundred representatives of public and private companies from the Murmansk Region, Moscow and the Moscow Region, St. Petersburg, Kaluga Region, Tyumen and the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District.

/Ministry of Arctic Development and Economy of the Murmansk Region/