The new resident of the TOP "Capital of the Arctic" will help increase the volume of LNG transportation along the Northern Sea Route

The new resident of the TOP Capital of the Arctic will help increase the volume of LNG transportation along the Northern Sea Route

The company "Arctic transshipment" (founder – PJSC "NOVATEK"), implementing the project of marine transshipment complexes (MPC) of liquefied natural gas in the Murmansk region and Kamchatka, has received the status of a resident of the territory of advanced development (TOP) "Capital of the Arctic". Under the agreement with the Corporation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic (KRDV), the company plans to make capital investments of over 2.4 billion rubles and create new jobs in the region.  

The IPC project involves the delivery of LNG from the Arctic hydrocarbon deposits of the Russian Federation to offshore transshipment complexes by ice-class gas tankers. Further, LNG will be reloaded into floating gas storage facilities (UGS) for short-term storage or by the "side-to-side" method to conventional vessels.

Each complex (in the Murmansk region and Kamchatka) will have one floating gas storage and two raid anchorages for side-to-side operations, which will ensure annual transshipment at each of them in the amount of more than 20 million tons.

The Murmansk transshipment complex is located in the water area of the Ural Bay of the Barents Sea. Within the framework of the project, it is also planned to place an auxiliary berth for the parking of ships of the port fleet with coastal infrastructure, including an administrative building for the placement of state control bodies and a checkpoint across the state border of the Russian Federation. The facilities of the temporary raid transshipment complex for transshipment of LNG "side to side" are located in the water area of the Kilda Strait. 

"Our project will increase the efficiency of logistics and competitiveness in the global market of LNG projects implemented on the territory of the Russian Federation, as well as increase the cargo turnover potential of the Northern Sea Route and reduce the leverage of using reinforced ice-class gas tankers with a higher freight cost, reducing the cost of LNG delivery to consumers," said the CEO of LLCArctic transshipment" Yuri Safyanov.

The implementation of the investment project of offshore transshipment complexes of liquefied natural gas, which will become an integral part of the logistics scheme of existing and prospective LNG projects of PJSC NOVATEK, is proceeding at an accelerated pace.

To date, within the framework of the project in the Murmansk region, design and survey work has been carried out, design documentation has been developed, positive conclusions of state examinations have been received, the construction of hydraulic structures, the structural part of the administrative building, where interior finishing works are being carried out, has been completed. In the water area of the Kilda Strait, 2 raid sites for LNG transshipment were built and put into operation according to the "side-to-side" scheme and equipment for such operations was purchased.

Recall, according to the Decree of the President of Russia, by 2024 the cargo turnover along the Northern Sea Route should be increased to 80 million tons per year. In addition, IPC LNG is included in the federal project "Seaports of Russia" of the Comprehensive Plan for the Modernization and Expansion of the trunk Infrastructure for the period up to 2024, approved by the decree of the Government of the Russian Federation.

"Today, a modern technical base of LNG technologies in Russia is being created on the territory of the only Arctic TOP – the "Capital of the Arctic" – with the help of state support measures. Residents are implementing powerful investment projects aimed at ensuring the production, storage and shipment of LNG directly from the terminal to the tanker for further transportation of LNG along the Northern Sea Route to destinations. All of them will contribute to the development of the production potential of the Murmansk region and strengthen the export positions of our country. The number of new jobs in the field of engineering and manufacturing is growing in the region, and investors, in turn, receive tax benefits, including income and insurance premiums," said Sergey Skali, Deputy Director General for Investment Project Support at KRDV.

"The implementation of the project has a significant social effect for the Murmansk region. Within the framework of the concluded agreement, the volume of tax revenues will amount to at least 5,418 million rubles, of which 510 million rubles will be allocated to the regional budget. Thanks to the implementation of the project, the infrastructure will improve. So, it is planned to build an automatic radio engineering post on the territory of the region to provide radio relay communication, installation of navigation equipment. A section of the sea checkpoint across the state border of the Russian Federation will also be organized. In addition, the project involves the creation of new jobs in the Murmansk region. It should be emphasized that the main part of the professions required for the operation of the transshipment complex are ship crews, mechanics, locksmiths, dispatchers, that is, those professions that are widely represented in the labor market of the Murmansk region," said Olga Kuznetsova, Deputy Governor of the Murmansk Region.

According to the Murmansk KRDV, 9 residents are implementing projects worth more than 164 billion rubles, of which 91.8 billion rubles have already been invested in the region's economy, 2.4 thousand people have been employed at new enterprises.

/ Ministry of Information Policy of the Murmansk Region according to the Far East Development Corporation The East and the Arctic /