Shipping major Murmansk Shipping Company this week announced that it will end all shipping operations from the Varandey terminal on the Barents Sea coast. The move could weaken the shipping companys position in the Russian Arctic, analysts say.
The company EMGS intends to conduct electromagnetic scanning of more than 3000 square kilometres of the Barents Sea. The studies will make the oil companies more precise knowledge about resources in the area, the company says.
The Norwegian government intends to build new power transfer lines between the southern and northern parts of the country. The measure might give a boost to the generation of alternative energy along the Barents Sea
The Russian Nature Control Authority (Rosprirodnadzor) has approved the conclusions in a status evaluation of the Prirazlomnaya platform, currently under construction in Severodvinsk, Arkhangelsk Oblast. The platform is built for the Prirazlomnoe oil field in the Pechora Sea
In his first official visit as prime minister, Vladimir Putin today visited the Admiralty Shipyard outside Sankt Petersburg. The visit comes as the shipyards in Sankt Petersburg are taking on a key role in the development of Russian shipping and the construction of offshore equipment