FSUE “Rosmorport” and China Communications Construction Company Limited (CCCC) recently signed a contract for the construction of NOVATEK’s LNG terminal in the Bechevinskaya Bay, Kamchatka Territory.
According to Rosmorport, the contract worth approx. $265 million includes construction of a 6-km-long access canal as well as other facilities to ensure safety of navigation.
The construction of the Bechevinskaya Bay terminal is one of the largest capital dredging projects in Russia.
The terminal’s new canal will be 6.6 kilometers long, 275 meters wide and 16.1–17.2 meters deep. Dredging works on the canal are needed due to its insufficient depth (up to 3 meters) and silt accumulation.
Subsea dumping of the dredged material is planned in the northern part of the bay with the seabed level of over 45 meters.
The main participants in this investment project are Novatek and Rosmorport (in the part of the federal property facilities). The new terminal is expected to handle around 21.7 million tonnes of LNG annually. The scope of dredging is estimated at 16.2 million cbm of material.