Approval won for Kamchatka dredging project

FSUE Rosmorport has obtained approval from the Russian regulatory body Glavgosexpertiza for dredging works that will be performed during the construction of LNG terminal in the Bechevinskaya Bay (Kamchatka territory).

According to IAA PortNews, the company is currently preparing for signing the state contract with the contractor to be selected through a competition.

The two companies behind the project are Novatek-Kamchatka LLC and FSUE Rosmorport (in the part of federal property).

This investment project proposes construction of an offshore facility for transshipment of liquefied natural gas in the Kamchatka Territory, with the designed capacity of 21 million tonnes of LNG per year. The scope of dredging works is estimated at 16.5 cbm of material.

Overall, the project calls for the construction of two floating LNG storage facilities, an access canal in the Bechevinskaya Bay, offshore points for ship-to-ship transshipment of LNG and a system to ensure safe traffic of vessels.

Once the construction is complete, the facility will be used for transshipment of LNG delivered from Sabetta port in the Gulf of Ob by ice-class gas carriers onto non-ice-class tankers for further delivery to the countries of the Asia-Pacific Region.

The project is included into the Comprehensive Plan for Modernization and Expansion of Core Infrastructure (CPMI) until 2024.

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