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Equipment purchasing underway for LUGAPORT grain complex

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Holding ‘Novotrans’ within the framework of the investment project for the construction of a universal terminal complex, LUGAPORT has started purchasing equipment for storage and transhipment of grain cargo.

In accordance with contracts signed with a number of leading manufacturers, the grain handling complex of the LUGAPORT universal terminal will be equipped with high-tech silo-type granaries, conveyors and the latest generation of ship loading machines. The purchased equipment will provide optimal conditions for storing grain in compliance with temperature, humidity and other parameters, as well as high-quality and fast transhipment of goods to ships.

The planned volume of grain handling is up to 7 million tpy. The complex will provide the capacity of receiving grain from railway cars up to 2400 tph. The vessel’s loading capacity will also be 2400 tph. The possibility of simultaneous storage of grain at the terminal is 300 000 t.

“According to agreements with suppliers, in 2022 the terminal will be equipped with modern and environmentally friendly equipment with characteristics that guarantee the rapid achievement of targets after the terminal is put into operation. In addition, the layout scheme of the grain complex, developed taking into account the technology of the equipment operation, will allow us to obtain additional space for the future development of the silo park with an increase in the cargo base. The first stage of the grain complex will start working in 2023, and after it reaches its design capacity, the LUGAPORT terminal will completely eliminate the shortage of port capacities for transhipment of grain in the Russian Baltic,” said Konstantin Goncharov, President of the Novotrans Group of Companies.

Recall that within the framework of the LUGAPORT project, complexes for transhipment of general, bulk, grain, and food cargo with a total capacity of 24.3 million tpy will be created. The commissioning of the universal terminal will be carried out in stages. The first stage of construction is scheduled to be completed by 2023, the second at the beginning of 2024, and the third at the end of 2024. The terminal will be able to receive up to 1100 wagons per day from the Luzhskaya General junction station.

Currently, work is underway at the terminal on the construction of berths, planning the territory for the creation of transhipment complexes, measures are being taken to provide the terminal with related infrastructure – automobile entrances with an overpass device over non-public railway tracks, engineering protection systems against flooding; in order to organise the water supply of the terminal, the construction of a water conduit from the Unified System of Utility and Drinking Water Supply of the seaport of Ust-Luga is being carried out. Dredging works are underway in the water area of the terminal.

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