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Russian Federation Deputy Minister of transport visits Vostochny Port

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JSC Vostochny Port in the Russian Far East, the largest Russian specialised port with hi-tech transshipment of coal and a member of the coal port holding ‘Managing Port Company’, was visited by Victor Olersky, Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation and the Head of the Federal Agency for Maritime and River Transport (Rosmorrechflot); and a delegation of Rosmorrechflot and the Federal State Unitary Enterprise Rosmorport.


For the Rosmorrechflot and Rosmorport managers, the purpose of the visit was to be acquainted with the port infrastructure and measures taken by the stevedore to improve the environmental safety of coal transshipment in Vostochny Port. Whilst there, the guests were introduced to the work of the coal complexes and the Phase 3 project of JSC Vostochny Port which is under construction. 

Chief Engineer of JSC Vostochny Port, Evgeny Arekhta, informed the guests about the construction progress of the largest private investment project in the Far East – Phase 3 of the specialised coal complex - and the environmental safety measures implemented within the framework of the project. At Phase 3, as well as on the operating coal complex, the purification facilities, the wind protection installations, the transshipment stations sheltered with special canvas, a closed-type building for the rail car dumpers equipped with dust suppression system ‘dry mist’ are provided. The project is scheduled for commercial operation in 2018. 

The existing universal production and transshipment complex and plans for its retrofitting were demonstrated to the delegation. At present, a set of measures for the technical upgrading and implementation of environmental measures has been approved: the construction of a wind and dust protection shield, a dust protection complex with the installation of snow blowers, which will operate in summer time to irrigate coal stacks with water, and the acquisition of a vacuum sweeper. 

The production processes of JSC Vostochny Port are built with the aim of maximising the efficiency of transshipment and prevention of the environmental impact. According to the Port, it is implementing a long-term plan of measures to improve the environmental safety of coal transshipment.

Port holding specialists are already regularly conducting environmental monitoring, maintaining the state of atmospheric air and the water area of ??the Vrangel Bay, and conducting measurements of the radiation background. Over the past five years, more than 1.2 billion rubles have been invested in the modernisation of equipment, treatment plants, wind protection systems, replenishment of sea bioresources, and environmental actions. 

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