Here's Why Russia Plans to Build Artificial Islands in Barents Sea
Four artificial islands will be built in the Barents Sea, according to a decree signed by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Saturday.
The document read that land strips in the Barents Sea will be used to manufacture large-capacity maritime facilities. The initiative is part of a large-scale project to explore new gas fields in Yamal, run by energy company Novatek.
The center will manufacture maritime equipment for the liquefied natural gas (LNG) producing industry, including storage, shipping and maintenance facilities.
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Update: Medvedev ordered the creation of the Barents sea, artificial Islands (Mice Times of Asia)
WNU Editor: These islands will be built because of economic reasons (gas fields in the Barents Sea) .... but they will be close to waters claimed by Norway.