26
April
2010
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17:25
Europe/Amsterdam

Further strengthening of oil and gas network with new Russian representations in Murmansk and Nogliki

In order to further strengthen its activities in the region as well as to participate in important develop­ment projects of the oil and gas industry, the full-service logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel established two new offices in Northwest and Far East Russia.

The new office in Murmansk, at the Kola Gulf of the Barents Sea, will be important for the coming launch of the Shtok­man gas conden­sate field exploration project as well as serve the oil and gas-related industries in general. Kuehne + Nagel has been a member of the Murmanshelf Association of suppliers for the oil and gas industry since 2009. The loca­tion is well connected to all Russian regions and to Norway and Finland via St. Peters­burg and Moscow. During the Shtokman project, inter­national and Russian contractors will base their seismic surveys, drilling operations, oilfield support, engineering and construction there.

The new representation in Nogliki is located on the Sakhalin island, where Kuehne + Nagel already has an operating office. The company started its activities on Sakhalin early in 2002 with the opening of the oil and gas exploration set-up there and the award of the Sakhalin 2 (SEIC) contract, which is still running today.

“The Shtokman project will help to develop the Murmansk region, with its ice-free port, into one of the leading Russian ports and a key location for major local and international suppliers of goods and services,” says Perry Neumann, Managing Director of Kuehne + Nagel Russia. “Nogliki, too, is a crucial hub in the transport network for the oil and gas industry. Our new representation is a significant expansion of our presence on Sakhalin and will enable Kuehne + Nagel to further develop the range of products that we offer to our clients. With these two representations we are strengthening our position in the important oil and gas sector. Being present on the local market at the proper time will enable Kuehne + Nagel’s global oil and gas organisation to successfully participate in these important development projects.”