Moscow, 28 June 2018. Leonid Mikhelson, Chairman of the Management Board of PAO NOVATEK (“NOVATEK” and/or the “Company) and Sergey Frank, General Director of PAO Sovcomflot (“Sovcomflot”) today signed a Strategic Cooperation Agreement on developing a strategic partnership to transport hydrocarbons (LNG and gas condensate) produced at Yamal LNG, Arctic LNG 2 and other Arctic projects of the Company.
“Our unique partnership with Sovcomflot will optimize our LNG transport model through the Arctic zone by efficiently and effectively using ice-class tankers” according to NOVATEK’s Chairman of Management Board Leonid Mikhelson. “To implement our long-term development strategy to produce more than 55 million tons of LNG by 2030, we need to establish an efficient Northern Sea Route shipping model. Combining our efforts with Sovcomflot, one of the global leaders in navigation in harsh ice conditions, will allow us to achieve maximum efficiency in managing our transportation costs”.