According to Mikhail Belkin, head of the state policy support department of the Northern Sea Route Directorate of the Rosatom State Corporation, in order to provide cargo traffic, it is necessary to develop an infrastructure project in the ports of the Northern Sea Route in advance.
Cargo traffic along the Northern latitudinal railway - 2 (NLR-2) from the ports of the Northern Sea Route (NSR) can reach up to 9 million tons. This was announced by Mikhail Belkin, head of the state policy support department of the Northern Sea Route Directorate of Rosatom State Corporation on Friday.
"With the help of the Northern latitudinal railway, it is planned to connect the Ob [Bay], Bovanenkovo and the port of Sabetta <...> and provide up to 9 million tons of various types of cargo, primarily hydrocarbon origin in the Northern Sea Route water area," he said during the meeting working group on energy, infrastructure and ecology of the Council for the Development of the Far East, Arctic and Antarctic under the Federation Council.
He noted that in order to provide cargo traffic, it is necessary to develop the infrastructure project in the ports of the Northern Sea Route in advance. "In cases where a decision is made to build NLR-2 (Northern latitudinal railway - 2 - TASS note) and its exit to the water area of the Gulf of Ob, it is necessary to develop the project in advance in order to understand what infrastructure [needs] to be built directly in the port to provide cargo traffic" - Belkin explained.
The Northern Latitudinal Raiway is a 707 km long railway project that will connect the Northern and Sverdlovsk railways and make it possible to transport goods from new fields in the northern regions of the Yamal Peninsula. The cost of the project is provisionally estimated at more than 200 billion rubles. The projected volume of transportation in the Northern Shoreline will amount to 23.9 million tons of cargo per year, the main part will particularly consist of the transportation of gas condensate. Also, the project will allow speed up the transportation of containerized cargo.