Arctic

2015 May 19

09:51 The Future of the Polar Code and the environmental issues of the Arctic region will be in the hands of the new IMO Secretary-General - expert opinion

2015 May 13

17:15 Rules for separate record-keeping in respect of services within NSR waters to be approved by October 2015

2015 April 15

15:01 Arkhangelsk Region Governor suggests setting up of federal center for Arctic research in Arkhangelsk
09:37 Samsung Heavy Industries and Aker Arctic will jointly design tankers for Arctic project Novy Port (graphics)

2015 April 14

18:08 RF Ministry of Economic Development recommends considering possible establishment of Arctic PDA
16:44 Deputy PM of Russia says financing of state Arctic programmes in 2015-20 totals RUB 222 bln
14:20 Drafting of Uniform Arctic Bill should be considered, Dmitry Rogozin says

2015 April 8

15:51 State Transport Leasing Company to participate in renovation of Arctic fleet

2015 April 7

10:12 RS Class: construction of a new series of tankers commenced

2015 March 24

07:32 Keel-laying ceremony held for Sovcomflot’s Arctic gas carrier under Yamal LNG project (photo)

2015 March 23

11:11 Dmitry Rogozin heads newly set up state commission on Arctic development issues (document)

2015 March 4

15:20 Krylov Center prepares technical project of drill ship intended for round-the-year operation in the Arctic

2015 February 26

08:40 MTH and Murmansk Sea Fishing Port to build up concept for development of Murmansk – Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky container line

2015 February 20

12:13 RF Government signs Decree on establishment of Arctic support base at 82nd ship repair yard

2015 February 4

16:11 Transit cargo traffic along Northern Sea Route down 4.3 times to 274,300 t in 2014

2015 January 27

14:10 IMO Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR) approves campaign to measure black carbon emissions from shipping

2015 January 12

11:46 Dmitry Medvedev signs Decree on establishment of Arctic support base in Roslyakovo (Murmansk Region)

2014 December 29

10:33 New series of 42,000-dwt Arctic tankers for Novoportovskoye field to have RS class

2014 December 22

09:15 Vladimir Putin says military infrastructure on Arctic islands is to be completed in 2015

2014 December 16

15:55 Russian companies will operate in the Arctic regardless of foreign technologies, Natural Resources Minister says

2014 December 10

15:21 Murmansk region and Russian Geographic Society ink cooperation agreement (photo)
12:51 Arctic offshore projects will not be shelved amid sanctions, economic situation, minister and Rosneft say

2014 December 1

16:57 Arctic Biodiversity Congress begins tomorrow

2014 November 25

12:20 IMO adopts mandatory Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters

2014 November 18

17:48 Murmansk Region Governor calls on all Arctic regions to consolidate (photo)
10:13 Investments into development of Norwegian shelf to decrease by 10% to NOK 197 bln in 2015

2014 October 10

15:56 Nuclear icebreaker 50 Let Pobedy provides assistance to Russian warships (photo)
14:41 Rosneft says presence of icebergs in Kara Sea requires special approach to platforms’ design

2014 October 9

15:52 RS, GTT joint research used for construction of vessels under Yamal LNG project
11:19 Krylov State Research Center to develop norms for designing of Arctic facilities in late 2014 - early 2015

2014 September 24

14:40 Arctic Emergency Response Center opened in Arkhangelsk (photo)
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