The berths, which will be built near the Arctic port of Dixon in Taimyr, for the development of the Taimyr Coal Basin (Taimyrbas), must meet the most stringent environmental requirements. This was reported on Wednesday by the press service of the Taimyr administration with reference to the first deputy district head Galina Gavrilova.
“Taking into account the fact that the nature of the northern seas is very vulnerable to external influences and recovering very slowly, the position of the municipal district administration is that the construction works must meet the most stringent environmental requirements and the impact on the environment should be minimized,” in the press service of the word Gavrilova, said during the public discussions of the project.
As reported, the Arctic Mining Company (AGK) will build in the area of Cape Chaika temporary berths for the development of the coal deposit. According to the head of a separate structural unit “Dixon” AGK Andrew Kotashevicha, the project, according to the state program “Social and economic development of the Russian Arctic” will be one of the main centers of formation of Taimyr-Turukhansk support zone.
Representatives of the company NPK “MorTransNiIproject” (developing the project) informed at public hearings that the construction of temporary unloading piers is necessary to ensure geological study of license areas and arrangement of coal deposits. The impact on the environment will be local and short-term.
It was reported that the construction of a coal terminal in the area of Cape Chaika with a planned cargo turnover of 10 million tons per year will begin this year. The terminal is intended for transshipment of coal (anthracite) coming to the sea from the deposit in the area of the Lemberova River. The coal reserves at the deposit are estimated at 280 million tons.
Earlier, the CC Vostokugol announced plans to develop the Dixon seaport in Taimyr to increase its throughput capacity. The volume of investments was estimated at 5 billion rubles.