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1 Energy and Transport Development in the Arctic By John Higginbotham First North American Sustainable Economic Development Summit Las Colinas-Irving, Texas, August 25-26, 2014

2 Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative

3 SS Manhattan Oil Tanker – traversed the NWP in 1969

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5 Nordic Orion’s Voyage on the NWP, September 2014 Source:

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7 The Big Melt

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9 Maritime jurisdiction and boundaries in the Arctic

10 Arctic Shipping Routes

11 The Northern Sea Route (NSR)

12 NSR in numbers 12,800 km between East Asia and Western Europe (21,000 km if using the Suez Canal) Cuts days (between July and November, East Asia to Western Europe) 10 days could save $1 million per journey $300,000 icebreaker fees compared to $400,000 to pass the Suez Canal Less fuel Less CO2 emissions

13 NSR SAR Centres Source: CHNL

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16 Icebreakers of the World (Source: USCG)

17 Russian LK-60 Icebreaker Dimensions: 173 meters long 34 meters wide price tag of €1.1 billion overall power of 60 MW variable draught from 8.5 m to 10.8 m Will make it possible to use the Northern Sea Route all year around Ready for operations in 2017

18 Breaking All Barriers - Russian LK-110 Operational Tasks Escorting of ships on the traditional transportation directions during winter-spring period. Escorting of large capacity ships in the year-round export of raw resources extracted on the arctic seas shelf. Servicing transit transportation between Western Europe and Far East Parameters Shaft Power 110 MW Length m Breadth 38 m Draft m Displacement t Icebreaking capability 3.5 m Source: Marine Exchange of Alaska presentation

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20 Canadian Teekay, Japanese Mitsui OSK Lines and Korean Daewoo signed a contract in July 2014 to build 9 Arctic LNG icebreaker tankers for Russia’s Yamal project

21 LNG Shipping Scenarios

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23 2012 Traffic in the Canadian Arctic

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26 Cold War Map

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