Root section of south-eastern ice protection facility put into operation at port Sabetta (map, photo)
The root section of the south-eastern ice protection facility (SEIPF) at seaport Sabetta has been put into operation, says FSUE Rosmorport.
The root section of SEIPF is about 3 km long with the artificial plot of land of 14.75 hectares surrounded with coast protection facilities – vertical piles at sections I, II, III and reinforced concrete slabs placed at an angle at section IV.
The works under the Project on Construction of Sabetta Seaport Facilities (part of the Federal Targeted Programme “Development of Russia’s Transport System in 2010 – 2020”) were performed from December 2014 till March 2016.
Investments of the federal budget into the Project amounted to almost RUB 10.7 bln, with the company allocations totaling RUB 9.5 mln.
The construction of south-eastern ice protection facility will be completed in December 2017 after completion of the port’s deepwater area.
Arctic port Sabetta is built on the western shore of the Gulf of Ob (Kara Sea) for transshipment of hydrocarbons from the South-Tambey gas condensate field on the Yamal peninsula to the Western Europe, South America and APR countries under Yamal LNG project. The project envisages the construction of an LNG plant able to produce 16.5 million metric tons of LNG per year. The plant is to be launched in 2017 and is expected to operate for at least 35 years.