Offshore Marintec Russia to host top players of the global energy and shipbuilding market

October 7-10 Pavilion 1 of ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre in St. Petersburg will host the International Specialised Offshore Exhibition and Conference Offshore Marintec Russia dedicated to the Arctic continental shelf infrastructure development.

16 September 2014Arctic-Info 0 comments 

Russia will restore military infrastructure in the Arctic - Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia intends to develop and strengthen its presence in the Arctic, including restoring military infrastructure, but not in order to fight someone out there.

29 August 2014Arctic-Info 1 comments 

The Arctic should be left outside of war rhetoric - Lavrov

Russia is opposed to the militarization of the Arctic and does not want this region to be the scene of confrontation, said Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

27 August 2014Arctic-Info 0 comments 

The first sea shipment of oil from Novoport took place

Gazprom Neft provided a summer shipment of oil from Novoportovskoe deposit - for the first time, the raw material was taken by sea and sent to European consumers.

21 August 2014Arctic-Info 1 comments 

The governor of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region held a working meeting with representatives of Gazprom Neft

The Governor of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region Dmitry Kobylkin held an extended meeting with the heads of Gazprom Neft and its subsidiaries on 21 August.

21 August 2014Arctic-Info 0 comments 

Food safety discussed in Yamal

The day before the governor's visit to Nadym ended in Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region, Dmitry Kobylkin and acting governor of Tyumen Region Vladimir Yakushev.

20 August 2014Arctic-Info 0 comments 

Port Sabetta receives "foreigners"

For the first time, four foreign vessels entered the port of Sabetta. They brought supplies and equipment for the Yamal LNG project, as well as products for other regions of the Russian Federation.

19 August 2014Arctic-Info 0 comments   

For the first time, Russia has conducted geophysical surveys in the North Pole

For the first time in the world, as part of the Arctic-2014 high-latitude expedition, Akademik Fedorov and Yamal nuclear icebreakers conducted an entire complex of geophysical research at the North Pole.

15 August 2014Arctic-Info 0 comments 

Another vessel joined the fishing fleet of Yamal

The ceremony of commissioning of a new vessel for the fishing industry of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region, Polyarnaya Zvezda, took place at Tyumensudokomplekt CJSC.

15 August 2014Arctic-Info 0 comments 
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