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Northern Sea Route Development Plan Adopted

  • Premier Mikhail Mishustin has signed a decree approving a plan to develop the Northern Sea Route for the period till 2035. The document contains more than 150 measures including such major infrastructure projects as building the Utrenniy LNG and condensed gas terminal, the Bukhta Sever crude oil terminal and the Yenisei coal terminal.

    The plan also envisages building shore-based and hydraulic infrastructure for the Baimsky mining project, developing LNG terminals in the Kamchatka and Murmansk regions and a transit hub in Vladivostok.

    Other infrastructure projects included into the plan are a transport and logistics hub in the sea port of Korsakov on the island of Sakhalin, developing the Murmansk and Arkhangelsk transport hubs, and establishing bunkering and maintenance bases in the ports of Tiksi and Dikson.

    A separate chapter of the plan deals with building icebreakers, including the Leader Project, and developing shipbuilding and shiprepair facilities in the Arctic region.

    Besides, the plan provides for constructing 46 emergency response and rescue vessels, supplying helicopters for the Ministry of Emergency’s Arctic rescue centers, and developing an Arctic satellite cluster to support Arctic shipping and monitor climate changes.

    The plan is worth almost 1,800 bn rubles ($29.9 bn).

    Photo courtesy of Sovcomflot


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