Russia’s Glavgosexpertiza has approved design documentation and engineering survey findings covering construction of a new LNG transshipment facility in the country’s Kamchatka Territory. The terminal is intended to handle the transshipment of LNG from the Yamal peninsula gas fields in the Gulf of Ob from ice-class gas carriers onto non-ice-class tankers for onward delivery to destinations in the Asia-Pacific Region.
The design documentation foresees five phases of construction and development of the facility, which will be built in Bechevinskaya Bay approximately 100 kilometers from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.
Upon first-phase completion the terminal will have an annual handling capacity of 11 million tons of LNG, to be more than doubled to about 22 million tons in fifth phase construction.
Port infrastructure will include floating LNG storage facilities as well as offshore points for ship-to-ship transshipment and a 6,580-meter-long access channel. The completed facility will be capable of handling 328 gas carriers annually at an intermediary phase and up to 657 ships when fully built out.
The development work is to be financed by both Novatek and the Russian federal government.