On 20 January, under Order No. 5r of the Head of Vyborgsky District, the Leningrad Region, dated 17.01.2017, public hearings were held on the documentation of the project titled “The complex for production, storage, and shipment of LNG in the vicinity of CS Portovaya”. Stage 3: “Construction of the complex for production, storage, and shipment of LNG in the vicinity of CS Portovaya”, including environmental impact assessment (EIA) materials”.
The hearings took place at the office of Vyborgsky District Municipality Administration, the Leningrad Region.
The primary objective of the conducted public hearings was to inform the public of intended activities as part of the plant construction project and to find out different opinions on project documentation material. The hearings were opened by E.E. Tsoi, Deputy Chairman of the Committee for Capital Construction, Road Facilities, Transport, and Natural Resources of Vyborgsky District Administration.
I.B. Lyanger, representative of SRDI O&G “Peton” LLC, informed the attendees of the accomplished work and legal aspects of the public debate procedure. Andrey Kulakov, representative of Gazprom Invest LLC acting as the Customer, made a report on the importance of the LNG plant project in the vicinity of CS Portovaya.
The reports titled “Basic technical solutions to be implemented at state environmental expert evaluation facilities at Stage 3” and “Environmental impact assessment as part of the project, Stage 3: Construction of the complex for production, storage, and shipment of LNG in the vicinity of CS Portovaya” were delivered by V.V. Pavlov, GT Morstroy Design Institute; V.V. Moiseenko, E.S. Azanov, and I.M. Denisyuk, Peton Construction LLC; A.V. Fedorenko and A.S. Khvastina, JSC NPF DIEM.
V.V. Belozerov, representative of SRDI O&G “Peton” LLC and the Head of PSC Pravozashchitnik, gave clarifications on the project materials and construction arrangement procedures.
Residents of Kondratievo and Bolshoi Bor and the Head of Seleznevo Rural Settlement Municipality paid special attention to the construction arrangement process and workforce accommodation, and the issues were covered by the majority of the speakers. It was decided to recommend that the client and general designer should take into account the observations and proposals received during the public debates.
The attendees and organisers of the hearings appreciated the outcomes: the hearings were considered to have taken place and the public to have been informed.