Reconstruction and modernization of Yug-2 terminal at the port of Ust-Luga to increase its annual capacity to 20 million tonnes by 2020
Reconstruction and modernization of Multipurpose Terminal “Yug-2” (the port of Ust-Luga) scheduled for 2018-2020 is intended to increase the terminal’s annual capacity to 20 million tonnes. According to the press center of Commercial Sea Port of Ust-Luga JSC, the new investment project was presented at the TransRussia exhibition in Moscow.
Yevgeny Savkin, Director General of Commercial Sea Port of Ust-Luga JSC (operator of Yug-2 terminal), presented new possibilities of the terminal to the official delegation headed by Ramazan Abdulatipov, special representative of RF President for cooperation with the Caspian countries.
The project provides for construction of three new facilities for transshipment of coal (14 million tonnes per year), mineral fertilizers (3 million tonnes per year) and general cargo (3 million tonnes per year).
Infrastructure of the coal handling facility will comprise a station for unloading of railcars including heating system and tandem-type railcar dumpers; a covered storage facility ensuring environment protection (of up to 1 million tonnes in capacity); a pier of about 500 meters long equipped with ship-loading machines.
For transshipment of mineral fertilizers, the project foresees the construction of an unloading station and a covered storage facility for 125,000 tonnes. The berth will be equipped with ship-loading machines.
General cargo will be transshipped from the railway transport to open storage yards by two RMGs. Vessels will be loaded by rubber-tyred Liebherr LHM420 cranes.
Each of the three facilities will have their own railway yards.
The project also foresees reconstruction of the existing berths, construction of a pier and dredging works to ensure accommodation of vessels with a draft of up to 14.5 meters.
Commercial Sea Port of Ust-Luga OJSC is a stevedoring company operating Multipurpose Terminal YUG-2 and Auto-Railway Ferry Terminal. In 2017, the terminals handled 3.8 million tonnes of cargo.