YEKATERINBURG, February 28. /TASS/. Russian northernmost airport Sabetta in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District now has telephone communication, press service of the Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) Company said on Tuesday.
"Under cooperation with the Yamal LNG project, MTS has provided communication to the international airport of Sabetta and also expanded the coverage in the neighboring settlement," the press service said. "MTS has provided voice communication services to the settlement’s residential areas, where more than 20,000 people live, and to the industrial areas - the construction site of future LNG plant, the seaport, and the South-Tambeyskoye gas field."
The Sabetta airport is the northernmost "air gates" of Russia and one of the biggest northern airports in the world. The airport has the strategic status for implementation of the LNG plant project in Yamal.
The Yamal LNG plant is due to go operational in 2017. The project’s cost is $27 billion. Practically total amount of future liquefied gas - 96% - is contracted already. Yamal LNG’s shareholders are Novatak (50.1%), Total (20%), CNPC (20%) and the Silk Road Fund (9.9%).