IPEM: Russian coal ports should turn to world’s best available technologies
Russian coal ports should turn to world’s best available technologies complying with environmental standards, Aleksandr Grigoryev, Deputy General Director, Institute of Natural Monopolies Research (IPEM), said at the roundtable meeting dedicated to coal industry as a driver of developing economies and held as part of the Russian Energy Week.
He emphasized that “a considerable number of ports in our country is already prepared for the best available technologies and can provide an example of their application”. According to him, other ports should “either catch up or start handling other cargoes”.
“On 1 October 2018, IPEM issued a Report on Economic and Environmental Problems of Russian Cola Terminals. It distinguished 4 most advanced dedicated coal terminals: AO Vostochny Port, AO Daltransugol, AO Rosterminalugol and AO Trade Port Posiet”, said Aleksandr Grigoryev.
IPEM experts believe that building up coal exports and finding solutions to environmental problems “do not contradict each other. On the contrary, they can provide a certain cumulative effect”. The key limiting factor for coal exports from Russia is transport infrastructure.