Offshore ice-resistant fixed platform "Prirazlomnaya" arrived this morning at its designated location in the Pechora Sea, Sevmash press office said.

The huge platform weighing about 117000 tons was transported from Severodvinsk to Murmansk last autumn for completion of the ballasting and outfitting at 35th Shipyard – a Murmansk branch of Ship Repair Center “Zvezdochka.”

The Prirazlomnaya platform left the dock of 35th Shipyard in Murmansk on August 18 and being escorted by 4 tugs successfully reached the site in 8 days thanks to favorable weather, covering nearly 540 miles.

"The transition was completed as planned, without any remarks and incidents. A team of 96… has tested support systems and is preparing for the placement of the platform," said Deputy Director General of Sevmash shipyard which built Prirazlomnaya Valery Borodin.

The Prirazlomnoye field was discovered in 1989. It is located on the Pechora Sea shelf 60 km off Varandey village. The oil field has reserves of 610 million barrels The estimated maximum annual oil production volume is expected to be 6.6 million tons.

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