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Re: Northern Sea Route thread
« Reply #200 on: March 01, 2018, 09:33:58 AM »
Teekay have a timelapse of the first part of the Eduar Toll's voyage through the Arctic on their website:

http://teekay.com/blog/2018/02/09/timelapse-eduard-toll-transiting-northern-sea-route/

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Re: Northern Sea Route thread
« Reply #201 on: March 20, 2018, 07:28:58 AM »
China building Arctic cruise ship for 'Polar Silk Road'
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-arctic/china-building-arctic-cruise-ship-for-polar-silk-road-idUSKCN1GT08N
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China has begun building its first polar expedition cruise ship, state news agency Xinhua reported Saturday, as the country looks to shipping lanes opened up by global warming to extend President Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road initiative to the Arctic.

Construction of the 104.4-meter vessel, equipped with an advanced electric propulsion and control system for navigating sea ice, was expected to be completed by August 2019, Xinhua reported.
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Re: Northern Sea Route thread
« Reply #202 on: May 18, 2018, 01:29:52 PM »
https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/industry-and-energy/2018/05/new-arctic-transshipment-hub-built-former-submarine-base

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New Arctic transshipment hub is built in former submarine base
The base, which previously housed 12 submarines from the powerful Pacific Fleet, will soon become terminal for Novatek’s Arctic LNG.


The Russian natural gas company now confirms that the projected transshipment hub will be located in Bechevinka, the abandoned Navy compound in Kamchatka. It will cost up to 1,5 billion and have a capacity of up to 20 million tons of LNG per year, Novatek Deputy Head Aleksandr Fridman told Interfax.

It will be a crucial component in Novatek’s out-shipment scheme for LNG produced in the Arctic. The energy company late last year started production of liquified natural gas in the Yamal LNG project and is aiming for a major expansion into several more Arctic LNG projects. A key share of the liquified gas is aimed at the Asian market and Novatek and partners are building a big fleet of ice-class carriers able to autonomously sail through Arctic waters.

In Bechevinka, the powerful specialised tankers will unload the LNG, whereupon conventional carriers will bring it further to the markets.

According to Interfax, preparations for the construction of the new terminal is already ongoing.

And all about Заброшенный город подводников (Бечевинка, Камчатка) at

https://omsk.com/viewtopic.php?t=314920

At least the terminal is not in the Arctic Ocean

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Re: Northern Sea Route thread
« Reply #203 on: May 18, 2018, 04:58:04 PM »
.....At least the terminal is not in the Arctic Ocean


From an ecologically point of view that's sound but the intention when conditions allow is probably to shuttle LNG East to it and max out storage capacity before the Winter sets in and at 19 knots the new fleet will make very fast passage most of the time. Conditions off Kamchatka would allow normal tankers to make final deliveries.

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« Reply #204 on: May 18, 2018, 06:31:09 PM »
.....At least the terminal is not in the Arctic Ocean


From an ecologically point of view that's sound but the intention when conditions allow is probably to shuttle LNG East to it and max out storage capacity before the Winter sets in and at 19 knots the new fleet will make very fast passage most of the time. Conditions off Kamchatka would allow normal tankers to make final deliveries.
The LNG fleet being built with a lot of financial and other help from China is designed to shift the gas all year round. Loads of posts about it on postings going back to last summer on this thread, e.g.

https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,854.msg123499.html#msg123499
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