Creation of New Economic Regimes and Ship Building, Development of Search and Recovery of People Under NSR Conditions by the Emergencies Ministry, Companies and Regions
Murmansk is the base port for developing the Northern Sea Route. […] The key aspects include: development of Murmansk port as the only ice-free port in the North, transformation of the Murmansk transport hub into a multimodal hub and construction there of new transhipment terminals, development of ship repairs. […] Two special regimes have emerged: an advanced development zone and the Arctic Zone of the Russian Federation, giving a powerful boost to our economy’s development — Andrey Chibis, Governor of Murmansk Region.
The difficult Arctic ice conditions, with which we have coped […] quite effectively: […] a unique fleet has already been created, […] [gas carriers – Ed.], which arrive at the port of Sabetta every day of the year. Yamal LNG today owns a unique fleet of gas carriers that virtually no one else in the world possesses. […] The task is – to develop the eastern sector of the Arctic, while year-round use of the western sector is already established. […] From the beginning of the year, together with shipowners, we completed, for the first time, introducing a constant monitoring system for vessel and vessel mechanism operation indicators, and this system enables us to collect, accumulate and visualise the primary data reaching us online from ships, and to exercise real time control over ship operation. As per the users’ settings, the system itself analyses the data as they come in, identifies divergencies and signals the operator, which, under the operating conditions along the Northern Sae Route, makes cargo delivery to buyers materially more reliable — Evgeniy Ambrosov, Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, NOVATEK.
What does 112 [an emergency – Ed.] mean in the Arctic zone? We are already launching a study. […] From 2027, we want to increase the aviation component substantially: above all, by rotary-wing aircraft. We have a programme for 13 helicopters, including 9 adapted for service in the north, in the Arctic – the MI-38. We are continuing construction of Arctic centres. […] The President [of Russia, Vladimir Putin, – Ed.] has set us the task, in conjunction with NOVATEK and Rosneft, of participating in building these centres. […] The Government has tasked us with developing an Arctic zone safety standard. I am sure that we will need more than one GOST state safety standard — Alexander Chupriyan, First Deputy Minister of the Russian Federation for Civil Defence, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters.
We have a number of interesting proposals, particularly regarding setting up rescue stations, […] concrete hydro-blocks or artificial islands, if you like, which we believe are suitable for ensuring safe navigation and rescuing people. Not on the melting shore, since warming is under way, but in the sea, as close as possible to the shipping lanes. We are prepared to take up this technology and bring it to industrial implementation — Alexey Rakhmanov, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, United Shipbuilding Corporation.