Arctic quay under construction in Varanday

Publish date: September 7, 2006

A 103 meter long special quay, adjusted to loading of oil under harsh Arctic ice conditions, is under construction in Varandey, in Nenets Autonomous region.

A pipeline linked to quay facilities will facilitate remote oil reloading with approaching tankers. The project is to be completed by September 2007, BarentsObserver reported. The quay will handle tankers with deadweight from 20,000 to 70,000 tons.

The main characteristics of the quay: 103.5 meters length, it is 59.5 meters wide, 12,400 tons of mass. The quay will be put into operation is September 2007.