March 16, 2021
The experts of “Glavgosexpertiza” of Russia studied the re-submitted design and estimate documentation for the construction of a marine liquefied natural gas transshipment complex in the Kamchatka Territory. Based on the results of consideration, positive conclusions were issued this time.
In 2017, the government of the Kamchatka Territory and PJSC “Novatek” signed a cooperation agreement, within the framework of which the construction of LNG transshipment complex began in the Bechevinskaya Bay on the southeastern coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula, says the “Glavgosexpertiza” report.
It will ensure the transshipment of liquefied natural gas delivered from the northern fields near the Gulf of Ob River by ice-class LNG carriers to LNG carriers without ice reinforcement for further transportation to consumers in the Asia-Pacific region. Upon completion of the full construction cycle, divided into five stages, the terminal’s cargo turnover will reach about 21.7 million tons, and the port infrastructure will be able to process 657 ship calls per year. The design documentation approved by the “Glavgosexpertiza”, subject to the adjustments, envisages the construction, at the expense of NOVATEK’s investments, of roadsteads for two floating gas storage facilities (FGSF), as well as anchorage for FGSF facilities and LNG carriers with anchoring and mooring support.
In addition, at the expense of the federal budget it was envisaged to create an approach channel, a berth for the operation of a navigation safety system, antenna mast structures, container blocks for placing equipment and laser leading beacons. Thus, the commissioning of the first stage facilities involves the allocation of two separate sub-stages. First of all, at stage 1.1 an approach channel with a length of 6.6 km will be introduced, as well as floating signs to fence the channel and the terminal water area. At stage 1.2 it is planned to introduce a berth for servicing shore facilities and navigation safety systems, including aids to navigation and a vessel traffic control system. At the same time, facilities will be commissioned to ensure the transport safety of the water area and the protection of coastal facilities of federal property. In addition, changes were made to the dredging technology and the composition of the mechanisms used.