Post Tagged with: "Northern Sea Route"

Icebreaker 50 Years of Victory at the North Pole in 2015. (Credit: Christopher Michel (CC BY 2.0))

Russia to Reorganize Northern Sea Route Competencies

10/11/2017 kl 09:33 0 kommentarer

Russia aims to consolidate competencies for the development of the Northern Sea Route under umbrella of Rosatom. Will this restructuring address existing shortcomings?



Novatek’s Yamal LNG development in the Arctic
(Source: Courtesy of Novatek)

China to expand role in Novatek’s Arctic gas development

03/11/2017 kl 08:50 1 kommentar

Russian natural gas giant Novatek will cooperate with the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) and the China Development Bank in the implementation of the Arctic LNG 2 project. This partnership follows an already-existing cooperation between the two countries on Novatek’s Yamal LNG project.



Sovcomflot’s Christophe de Margerie docked in light ice conditions
(Source: Courtesy of Sovcomflot)

Russia’s Novatek to Build LNG Transshipment Hub at Kamchatka

25/10/2017 kl 09:56 1 kommentar

Russia’s largest independent gas producer Novatek announced plans to construct a sea terminal at Kamchatka to transfer liquefied natural gas (LNG) from specialized ice-class vessels to conventional carriers for onward distribution in Asia.



Apart from dozens of commercial vessels, two icebreakers the Admiral Makarov and the Captain Dranitsyn were also found in violation of the Rules of Navigation.
(Source: Courtesy of Rosatomflot and Wikimedia under CC BY 3.0)

Dozens of Vessels Violate Safety Rules on Northern Sea Route

19/10/2017 kl 10:34 0 kommentarer

During the first ten months of 2017, the Russian Northern Sea Route (NSR) Administration recorded 88 violations of its Rules of Navigation committed by 84 vessels. This represents approximately 15-20% of all ships traveling the route this summer.



Finnish Minister of Transport and Communications Anne Berner says Finland wants an Arctic railway. (Photo: Audun Braastad/Scanpix)

Finnish Transport Minister Confirms Rovaniemi – Kirkenes

03/10/2017 kl 13:27 0 kommentarer

Finnish Transport and Communications Minister Anne Berner confirms survey of a railway line between Rovaniemi, Finland and Kirkenes, Norway. – International cooperation is key, she says.



Rambøl has conducted an economic assessment of the railway development in both Finland and Norway. State Secretary Tom Cato Karlsen of the Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications believes the High North is heading towards exciting times. (Photo: The Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications/Dynagas)

– Railway will create a High North Bonanza

03/10/2017 kl 09:30 0 kommentarer

When the Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications chose a solution for the new port in Kirkenes, it also had the railway between Rovaniemi, Finland and Kirkenes in mind. – We are now awaiting a concrete initiative from the Finnish authorities, says State Secretary Tom Cato Carlsen.



Icebreaker Arktika at the launch in June 2016. (Source: Baltic Shipyard)

New icebreakers further expand Russia’s access to Arctic

04/09/2017 kl 14:24 1 kommentar

Nuclear icebreaker Sibir (Siberia) will be floated out at the Baltic Shipyard in St. Petersburg on September 22. It will become the second vessel of the LK-60Ya class following the launch of Arktika (Arctic) in June 2016. A third icebreaker Ural is expected to follow next year under the contract with FSUE Rosatomflot.



Sovcomflot’s ice-capable LNG carrier Christophe de Margerie.
(Source: Courtesy of Sovcomflot)

A new era of shipping traffic on the Northern Sea Route

23/08/2017 kl 09:23 0 kommentarer

After nearly a decade of limited growth, the Northern Sea Route (NSR) is set to experience a significant expansion of cargo volume over the coming years.



The world’s largest icebreaker 50 Let Pobedy (50 Years of Victory) - the last of the Arktika-class of nuclear icebreakers - launched in 2007.
(Source: Courtesy of Rosatomflot)

Russia looking to add additional nuclear icebreaker capacity

27/02/2017 kl 11:06 0 kommentarer

Russia is aiming to add three more nuclear icebreakers, two LK-60Ya-class and one LK-100Ya-class, in addition to the three LK-60Ya-class currently under construction, announced Stanislav Golovinsky, Deputy General Director for Development and head the Atomflot branch in Moscow at The Arctic-2017 conference in Moscow.



Kapitan Dranitsyn and Admiral Makarov in the East Siberian Sea
(Picture: Courtesy of The Siberian Times)

Winter navigation on Northern Sea Route remains challenging

07/02/2017 kl 12:40 1 kommentar

During the months of December and January the Northern Sea Route (NSR) saw two convoys travel along the route. A westbound convoy reached its destination in the Kara Sea without incident.



 
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