Rosatom makes first cargo deliveries for Arctic LNG 2
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Rosatom makes first cargo deliveries for Arctic LNG 2

The Rosatom State Corporation made the first delivery of cargo for the Arctic LNG 2 project on Thursday, the Rosatomflot press service reports.

"On March 21, the Sevmorput nuclear container ship of Rosatomflot left the Arkhangelsk sea port for the Gydan Peninsula. The vessel carries over 25,000 freight units of mixed cargo for the Arctic LNG 2 project," the message says.

Sevmorput will deliver Russian-made pipes, metal structures, containers and construction equipment.  "The road from Arkhangelsk to the Utrenneye field in the Gulf of Ob will take no more than five days. The cargo is bulky and it will take many cranes to unload it. We are familiar with this work," said container ship captain Farid Gabbasov whose words are quoted by the press service.

After completing the job at the Utrenneye field, the vessel will return back to Arkhangelsk to load the second batch of cargo for Arctic LNG 2.

The Sevmorput nuclear container ship is the world's only operating nuclear-powered cargo vessel.

The Arctic LNG 2 project includes the construction of three gravity-based LNG production facilities with an annual capacity of 6.6 million tons each. The project is being implemented at the Utrenneye field. As of late 2018, the reserves of the field amounted to 2 trillion cubic meters of natural gas and 105 million tons of liquid hydrocarbons.