The Cabinet of Ministers approved the plan for the development of the Northern Sea Route

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AK&M 04 August 2022 12:19

The Russian government has approved a plan for the development of the Northern Sea Route until 2035. The volume of financing of the activities included in the plan will amount to almost 1.8 trillion rubles. The corresponding order was signed by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin.

The plan contains more than 150 activities. Among them – the construction of the terminal of liquefied natural gas and gas condensate "Morning", the oil terminal "Bay North", the coal terminal "Yenisei". In addition, the plan provides for the construction of onshore and hydraulic structures to provide the Baimskoye field, the creation of marine transshipment complexes of liquefied natural gas in the Kamchatka Territory and the Murmansk Region, a hub port for the organization of transit traffic in Vladivostok.

It is planned to build a transport and logistics hub in the Korsakov seaport on Sakhalin, the development of Murmansk and Arkhangelsk transport hubs, the construction of bunkering and maintenance bases in the ports of Tiksi and Dixon.

In addition, measures are envisaged for the construction of an emergency rescue fleet of 46 vessels, equipping the Arctic integrated emergency rescue centers of the Ministry of Emergency Situations with helicopters. An Arctic satellite constellation will also be created, which will provide hydrometeorological and navigation support for shipping and will allow assessing climate change.

A separate section of the plan is devoted to the creation of icebreaking fleet vessels, including the lead icebreaker of the Leader project, and the development of Arctic shipbuilding and ship repair production facilities.

The Northern Sea Route is the shortest water route between the European part of Russia and the Far East. The length of the route from the Kara Gate to Providence Bay is 5.6 thousand km. The NSR is completely located in the territorial waters and the exclusive economic zone of Russia.