MOSCOW (Realist English). Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed an order approving the plan for the development of the Northern Sea Route until 2035. The total amount of financing of the plan’s measures is almost 1.8 trillion rubles.
“The main goals of this work are to ensure reliable and safe transportation of cargos and goods for people living in the Far North, as well as to create conditions for the implementation of investment projects in the Arctic zone of the country.
In total, there are more than 150 measures in the plan. Among them — the construction of the terminal of liquefied natural gas and gas condensate “Utrenniy” (matutinal), the oil terminal “Bukhta Sever” (Bay North), the coal terminal “Yenisei”. In addition, the plan provides for the construction of coastal and hydrotechnical structures to provide the Baimskoye field, the creation of marine transshipment liquefied natural gas complexes in the Kamchatka Territory and the Murmansk Region, a hub port for the organization of transit traffic in Vladivostok,” the government explained.
The plan includes construction of a transport and logistics hub in the Korsakov seaport on Sakhalin, development of Murmansk and Arkhangelsk transport hubs, construction of bunkering and technical maintenance bases in the ports of Tiksi and Dixon.
“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.”
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 grouping will also be created, which will provide hydrometeorological and navigation support for shipping and will allow assessing climate change,” the Cabinet of Ministers explained.
The Northern Sea Route is the shortest water route between the European part of Russia and the Far East. Its length is about 5.6 thousand km. It is completely located in the territorial waters and the exclusive economic zone of Russia, which is especially important in the conditions of external sanctions pressure, when the logistics supply chains of products are being disrupted.