Rosatom says capital dredging volume on Northern Sea Route may total 25.75 million m3
The volume of materials to be excavated during capital dredging on the Northern Sea Route nears 25.75 million cubic meters. The estimated volume was announced at the 2nd Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging Congress organized and hosted by IAA PortNews. The figures were presented by Mikhail Belkin, Deputy Head of the Northern Sea Route and Coastal Areas Development Directorate of the NSR, Rosatom State Corporation.
The capital dredging provisional figures include 12,363,600 cbm of materials to be dredged in the basin of Port Sabetta Section 2 (Terminal Utrenny) within the launch complex No 1 and 12,415,000 cbm within the launch complex No 2, as well as 150,000 cbm at Coal Terminal Chaika at Port of Dickson and 816,000 cbm for Sever Bay Coal Terminal.
The volume of maintenance dredging is estimated at about 1.4 million cbm annually, including about 628,000 cbm in harbour of Sabetta and 761,000 cbm in the fairway of the northern part of the Ob Bay.
Mikhail Belkin told a PortNews reporter that the FSUE Hydrographic Enterprise will be the Customer of dredging projects.
Previously media outlets have reported that the Russian Government plans to allocate RUB 4 billion for dredging at Terminal Utrenny and RUB 8.3 billion for dredging of the access channel to the Port of Sabetta.