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LNG terminal project in Kamchatka "NOVATEK" will open a new page in logistics - Trutnev

PJSC NOVATEK plans to invest more than $ 1 billion in the construction of the LNG terminal in Kamchatka, the press service of the Ministry of Regional Development said on Monday after a meeting in the region of the vice-premier - presidential envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District Yuri Trutnev. Previously, the price of the project was $ 1,5 billion.

"The NOVATEK project creates conditions for year-round use of the Northern Sea Route, this is a new page in the development of all logistics not only in Russia, but also in global logistics. This is a shorter way for all cargoes of the Asia-Pacific Region, we are opening a new window today, "the words of the plenipotentiary representative at the meeting.

It is reported that the company chose Bečevinskaya Bay as the construction site. Pre-project survey works have already begun. Input terminal is scheduled for 2022-2023 years. "To implement the project, we chose Kamchatka, as it is in the place where ice conditions end and free water begins. On the northern sea route on ice-class tankers we will deliver gas to the peninsula. And already here it is to load it into ordinary tankers without ice reinforcement, the so-called conventional vessels that can go anywhere in Asia, "the press service of the first deputy chairman of the board of NOVATEK, Alexander Friedman, quotes. Local authorities expect that the project will help solve the problem of gas supplies to the peninsula. "After its implementation, we will be able to transfer all our equipment to blue fuel. Strip today is not enough, we have been talking about this for several years. With these projects, it becomes possible to look forward for a long time to a long perspective, "the words of the governor of the Kamchatka Territory Vladimir Ilyukhin are quoted in the press release.

The Government of the Kamchatka Territory and PJSC NOVATEK signed an agreement on cooperation in the construction project on the eastern coast of the edge of the LNG transshipment terminal from Arctic gas carriers to conventional gas carriers. The capacity of the terminal is planned to reach 2017 million tons of LNG per year, the period of its operation will exceed 20 years. NOVATEK is engaged in the exploration, production, processing and sale of gas and liquid hydrocarbons. The fields and licensed areas of the company are located in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District.
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