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The Primorsk Universal Handling Complex will appear in Primorsk of the Leningrad Region in 2022. The agreement on the implementation of the project worth 90 billion rubles was signed on Thursday at the forum in Sochi by the head of the region Alexander Drozdenko and the chairman of the board of directors of the company Ramis Deberdeev.
“This is the largest agreement that we are signing at the forum, the investment amounted to 90 billion rubles. With the implementation of this project, the Leningrad region will become the largest port hub in Europe. It will allow solving a number of tasks not only regional, but also of federal importance, first of all, reorientation of Russian cargo from the Baltic ports and Finland to Primorsk, ”Drozdenko commented on the signed document.
As specified in the press service of the regional government, it is planned to commission the port facilities of the Primorsky CPC in 2022. The design value of the turnover at the stage of full development will be up to 70 million tons per year. The main types of cargo that will be handled in the port are: coal, mineral fertilizers, containers, general (piece) cargo, grain. The implementation of the project at the operational stage will create more than three thousand new jobs at the terminals of the port complex, the area of which will be about 780 hectares.
Regional authorities plan to assign this territory the status of a special port economic zone. In addition, the surrounding area will receive additional development and investment – there will be residential buildings and social infrastructure. Earlier in the comments Morvesti.Ru experts were skeptical about the mechanisms of such SEZ, calling the existing models ineffective.
The sea trade port of Primorsk is currently the largest Russian oil-loading port on the Baltic with a cargo turnover of 60 million tons per year. Ocean vessels may enter Primorsk. The project for the construction of a deep-water universal port complex is being implemented in the Vyborg district of the Leningrad region as part of a strategy of reorienting Russian foreign trade cargo from the Baltic seaports to the sea ports of the Russian Federation. The development of port infrastructure in Primorsk is provided for by the Territorial Planning Scheme of the Russian Federation in the field of federal transport development.
Source: Maritime News of Russia