The most northern highway: the Northern latitudinal railway will be continued

The construction of the railway, known as the Northern Latitudinal Railway (SSH), was marked by the beginning of the construction of a bridge across the Ob River in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District (Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area) in May 2018. And the development of these territories is extremely important for Russia. Indeed, already now 80% of Russian gas (20% of global production) is extracted in those places.

But there is not only gas, but also oil, coal and various ores. And without the railroad anyway. After all, all this needs to be transported somewhere, and equipment and cargo should be delivered to the deposits themselves. Therefore, it is best to do this through the nearest ports. So it is not surprising that by 2035, investments in the Yamal Peninsula and neighboring Gadyn could amount to 7 trillion. rubles.

That is why the government of the Russian Federation was concerned about the extension of the secondary school to the northern port of Sabetta, located on the western shore of the Gulf of the Kara Sea. And she began negotiations with Gazprom, Russian Railways and NOVATEK regarding the construction of the 170-kilometer railway section of Bovanenkovo-Sabetta.

NOVATEK accepted the offer without enthusiasm and did not give its consent. At the same time, Russian Railways and Gazprom took the idea with understanding, given that the government would not leave them without the support of the federal budget. Even taking into account the fact that earlier the construction of this section was not planned, and it did not fall into the plan of the main infrastructure. The secondary school was only to connect the western and eastern parts of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug (Northern and Sverdlovsk railways). However, at present the authorities of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area, Russian Railways and the Ministry of Transport are already working on technicaleconomic project rationale. And in time it will be possible to connect the secondary school and the Northern Sea Route.
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  1. mad Offline mad
    mad (Alexey) 29 October 2018 19: 16
    As I understand it, under the guise of the next national project, for the budget (our) money, they will build a railway for oil and gas corporations
  2. Valentine Offline Valentine
    Valentine (Valentin) 29 October 2018 19: 56
    It would not be very bad to stretch the railway tracks to Norilsk itself. I know for myself what it is to live on Kr. Sever, when there was no sea year-round navigation, and the river one lasted only three months a year, from the end of June, and by the beginning of October, but it was necessary to send Norilsk copper, nickel, cobalt and other polymetals on small-tonnage steamers to Krasnoyarsk, and have time to deliver goods and products for a population of 250 thousand people, and in the late sixties they also opened sea year-round navigation, because there, in the North, uncountable reserves of all metals t Mendeleev’s streets, oil and gas ... Yes, it will cost a pretty penny, but there will be many benefits, and jobs will increase, as before in BAM. So, young people, go there to work, you will not regret, but there are always a lot of skeptics for any reason, and without it.