Teriberka Rural Settlement in Murmansk region hosted the Third Public Hearings where the Design and Engineering Documentation (DED) for the Shtokman gas-condensate field (SGCF) Development Phase 1 facilities were discussed. During the hearings representatives of Shtokman Development AG (SDAG) and companies involved in DED development, in particular Technip Rus, Giprospetsgaz, Frecom, made their presentations. The speakers presented results of environmental impact assessment of construction and operation near Teriberka of Liquefied Natural Gas Plant and Onshore infrastructure facilities such as administrative support area, operational personnel camp.
The hearings got together local citizens, officials of regional authorities, local municipality, regional and federal governmental agencies, representatives of Fisheries Union of North, Kola Saami Association, Institutions of the Kola Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences as well as environmental public organizations, such as The Barents Sea branch of WWF, Kola Center of wildlife protection, etc.
Discussions led to the approval of the project solutions and results of environmental impact assessment.
It was noted in particular during hearings that the industrial facilities will be located outside of the specially protected natural sites and areas of environmental hypersensitivity. Implementation of environmental actions will allow mitigating environmental impact while countervailing measures will compensate for the lost biological resources. In addition, planned activities will make a positive impact on the social living conditions of the local population due to the development of the productions and social infrastructure, job creation and increased tax revenues at various budget levels.
According to the Russian environmental legislation, community liaison offices have been functioning in Moscow, Murmansk and Teriberka from November 7 to December 8, 2011 where everybody could familiarise with the documents and share comments. Besides, materials were published at SDAG Internet webpage www.shtokman.ru.
All comments and proposals received in the course of the public hearings and through the community liaison offices will be sent to the respective company units for further consideration.