Northern Sea Route (NSR) to Sabetta
The project is located on the Yamal Peninsula, which is part of the Yamalo-Nenets autonomous region in Siberia, Russia, approximately 2,400 kilometers northeast of Moscow and only accessible via sea and the newly built airstrip.
As of today, deugro Hanau has shipped about 150,000 FRT from worldwide origins to various module fabrication yards in China, Indonesia, the Philippines, and an intermediate Storage Yard in Belgium, as well as about 60,000 FRT directly to the job site in Sabetta, Russia. The total volume for the Yamal LNG project is forecast to be around 800,000 FRT, so another 650,000 FRT+ are expected to be shipped over the next two years.
The remote job site location in the north of Siberia makes this project a unique undertaking, meaning that the project team in Hanau is facing new situations that they have not experienced before. One of the main challenges is the chartering of vessels via the Northern Sea Route (NSR) to Sabetta. This part of the world can only be reached by sea for about four months a year, when the ice situation makes this area safe to navigate.
This video gives you an idea of how impressive these shipments are.