Monday, April 26, 2010

Kuehne + Nagel Open Two New Russian Offices

Further strengthening of Oil and Gas Network
Shipping News Feature

RUSSIA – To reinforce their position as a logistics provider to the oil and gas industry Kuehne and Nagel (K+N) have just opened two new offices in Northwest and Far Eastern Russia.

The new office, located in the northern port of Murmansk will, according to K+N, be important for the coming launch of the Shtokman gas condensate field exploration project as well as placing them in a good position to serve the oil and gas-related industries in the region.

The location has been selected as it is well connected to all Russian regions and to Norway and Finland via St. Petersburg and Moscow. During the Shtokman project, international and Russian contractors will base their seismic surveys, drilling operations, oilfield support, engineering and construction there.

The second new office is based in Nogliki on Sakhalin island, where Kuehne + Nagel already has had an operating office since 2002.

“The Shtokman project will help to develop the Murmansk region, with its ice-free port, into one of the leading Russian ports and a key location for major local and international suppliers of goods and services,” said Perry Neumann, Managing Director of Kuehne + Nagel Russia.

“Nogliki, too, is a crucial hub in the transport network for the oil and gas industry. Our new representation is a significant expansion of our presence on Sakhalin and will enable Kuehne + Nagel to further develop the range of products that we offer to our clients."

He added that: “With these two representations we are strengthening our position in the important oil and gas sector. Being present on the local market at the proper time will enable Kuehne + Nagel’s global oil and gas organisation to successfully participate in these important development projects.”