The Ministry for Development of the Far East and Arctic told TASS more than 129 companies had become residents of the Russian Arctic zone. They implement projects with the total value of more than 244 billion rubles ($3.3 billion), offer more than 6,800 jobs; eight projects with investments of more than 95 billion rubles ($1.3 billion) are registered in the Capital of Arctic advance-development territory, the ministry’s press service said.
About every third vacancy in the Murmansk Region — some 10,000 — are at the companies, which are involved in organization of a new Center for building large-capacity offshore facilities near Belokamenka.
The special facility will be used to build gas liquefaction and handling platforms. This is a key site for Russia’s growing sector to produce equipment for the LNG sphere.
«Experts, working at the Center’s project, say the center will employ up to 15,000 people,» the Murmansk Region’s Minister of Labor and Social development Sergei Myakishev told TASS. «Those are highly qualified specialists in port management, construction, engineering and energy infrastructures.»