Phase I of NOVATEK’s Kola Yard to be put into operation in summer-autumn 2019 – Marina Kovtun
The first phase of the shipyard for construction of LNG plants being created by NOVATEK-Murmansk on the western coast of the Kola Bay is to be completed in summer-autumn 2019, Murmansk Region Governor Marina Kovtun told when reporting about the activities of the regional Government in 2017. In her report delivered at Murmansk Duma Marina Kovtun said that full-scale start of the shipyard’s operation is scheduled for 2020.
The project on creation of a center for construction of large capacity offshore facilities in the Murmansk Region’s Belokamenka was granted a status of a strategic investment project in the Murmansk Region.
The project foresees the construction of a dedicated shipyard with two dry docks of 400 x 200 meters each allowing for building unique offshore facilities: reinforced concrete gravity based structures (GBS) for LNG plants, drilling and development platforms for shelf projects in the Arctic’s western sector and large-capacity facilities which could provide for work of the Northern Sea Route.
The project is being implemented by Kolskaya Verf (Kola Yard), a subsidiary of PAO NOVATEK registered in the Murmansk Region.
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