April 27 - Full service logistics and heavy lift project cargo provider Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) has established two new offices in the northwest and far eastern Russia, at Murmansk and Nogliki, in order to strengthen its activities in the region and to parti

The new office in Murmansk, at the Kola Gulf of the Barents Sea, will be in a good position, not only to serve oil and gas-related industries in general, but also for the coming launch of the Shtokman gas condensate field exploration project. K+N will be able to leverage its heavy lift skills to offer operations into and out of the region.

Specialist areas of the industry served by K+N include petrochemical and chemical production facilities; LNG plants and re-gasification facilities; refineries and gas processing plants; shipbuilding and offshore platforms; and pipelines.

"The Shtokman project will help to develop Murmansk and its region, with its ice-free port, into one of the leading Russian gateways and a key location for major local and international suppliers of goods and services," says Perry Neumann, Kuehne + Nagel Russia managing director.

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

K + N has been active in the Russian Federation since 1992, today operating five offices and six warehouses and employing more than 500 employees.