Commissioning permit obtained for access canal and water area of MSCC Bronka (photo)
FSUE Rosmorport says it has obtained a permit to put into operation the facilities of Phase 2 of the access canal and the water area of MSCC Bronka (Multipurpose Sea Cargo Complex Bronka, Big Port St. Petersburg). The commissioning permit was obtained on 14 June 2017.
The facilities are built to the order of FSUE Rosmorport under the Federal Targeted Programme “Development of Russia’s Transport System in 2010-2020".
The project is targeted at the reconstruction of the seaway canal of Saint-Petersburg and ensuring safe navigation and unhindered access of vessels to MSCC Bronka.
29.3 mln cbm of soil has been excavated during dredging works of the project's Phase 1 and Phase 2.
“The project being implemented on the southern shore of the Gulf of Finland will let facilitate the development of the foreign trade market with further redirection of Russia’s high paying freight from the ports of Finland and the Baltic states to the seaports of Russia,” says the statement.
Deepwater terminal Bronka is located in Saint-Petersburg, at the crossing of the existing railways and the ring road, in close vicinity to seaway canal of Saint-Petersburg. Geographic location of the terminal allows for reduction of environmental footprint in the central part of Saint-Petersburg owing to reduced cargo flows across the city.
MSCC Bronka (Multipurpose Sea Cargo Complex Bronka) is a new deepwater terminal at the port of Saint-Petersburg. The project is implemented through private-public partnership. Investments from the federal budget (RUB 17 bln) allowed for building an access canal and water area with a depth of 14.4 m as well as a transport junction with a direct connection of Bronka to the ring road. Construction of coastal infrastructure through project financing with Fenix LLC as a private investor began in 2011. In December 2015 it was completed and the first phase of the project was put into operation.
The capacity of Bronka’s Phase 1 is 1.45 million TEUs and 260,000 units of Ro-Ro cargoes. In the future the MSCC Bronka expansion will help increase the facility's container throughput to 1.9 million TEUs. Port Bronka is able to accommodate Post-Panamax containerships and the ferries of Finnstar class. The port territory comprises a logistics center and a State Border checkpoint. In April 2017, MSCC Bronka was acknowledged as a strategic investment project of Saint-Petersburg, and is initiator Fenix LLC – as a strategic investor.
Naming ceremony for world’s largest LNG tanker Christophe de Margerie held at port Bronka (photo)>>>>