Russia’s new Arctic port, part of the Yamal LNG project, will allow year round access for LNG transportation
Jan de Nul has completed the first phase of dredging operations for Russia’s new Arctic port in Sabetta.
The new port, being built as part of the Yamal LNG project, will be accessible all-year round for the transportation of LNG along the Northern Sea Route.
According to the Russian Federal Marine and River Transport Agency, the Belgian-based dredging company, as part of preparatory operations, deployed 18 vessels to aid in the removal of 10 million cubic-metres of material. The remainder of the dredging project, scheduled for completion in 2016, will see a further 70 million cubic-metres of material removed to aid in the creation of the port’s 5.6-kilometre approach channel and 49-kilometre seaway canal to enable full-year access.
Upon completion, the Port of Sabetta will be capable of accommodating LNG carriers measuring up to 300 metres in length, a width of up to 50 metres and a capacity of as much as 170,000 cubic metres.