Russian shipyards to build 120 ships for Northern Sea Route

Russian shipyards to build 120 ships for Northern Sea Route

September 08, 2023

The fleet will be replenished with gas carriers, tankers, reinforced ice-class container carriers.

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. For the development of the Northern Sea Route (NSR) by 2035, it is planned to build about 120 ships of various types and purposes. This was stated by deputy prime minister – minister of Industry and Trade of Russia Denis Manturov during a working trip to Murmansk.

“These will be ships of various types and purposes, in particular, gas carriers, tankers, container ships. All of them, of course, are of a reinforced ice class. As well as nuclear-powered icebreakers, with which Murmansk has a special relationship”, the research and business portal Atomic Energy 2.0 quoted the deputy prime minister.

In 2030, a total of 160 ships will be needed to ensure the growing cargo flow in the Northern Sea Route waters: taking into account the fact that in 2023 30 ships are carrying out cargo transportation for the operation of key Arctic projects and 33 units are under construction, an additional 97 units of the cargo fleet will be required. Such data were presented by the Rosatom state corporation’s Northern Sea Route directorate head Vyacheslav Ruksha at the 1st hydrographic conference in St. Petersburg.

Earlier it was reported that the grouping of the Russian icebreaker fleet in the waters of the Northern Sea Route by 2035 will grow to 18 vessels. Rosatom has developed a federal project for the development of year-round shipping on the NSR. Nornickel increased transportation along the Northern Sea Route by almost 80 percent in two years. In August, Murmansk port workers unloaded the largest bulk carrier that has ever entered the water area of the seaport. From April 1, 2024, the law on northern delivery will come into force.

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September 08, 2023

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