Vysotsk Grain Terminal to shift grain cargo flows from Baltic states to Russia – Leningrad Region Governor
Construction of Vysotsk Grain Terminal at the port of Vysotsk will create conditions for exports and generate more than 400 new jobs. According to the press center of the Leningrad Region Government, an agreement on social and economic development has been signed by Aleksandr Drozdenko, Governor of the Leningrad Regionm and Victor Chuikin, General Director of Technotrans LLC, at Saint-Petersburg Economic Forum (SPIEF 2019).
“The project comprises not only a sea terminal but also a facility for advanced processing of wheat. That will let increase the capacity of our seaport in Vysotsk and shift grain cargoes from the ports of Baltic states to Russia”, said Aleksandr Drozdenko.
Vysotsk Grain Terminal is to occupy 41 hectares in the water area of the Bolshaya Pikhtovaya Bay (Vyborg District). The construction of the grain terminal with annual capacity of 4 million tonnes (including 3.5 million tonnes of exports and 0.5 million tonnes of imports) is to be completed by 2022. Investments into the project are to exceed RUB 7 billion.
The project was initiated by Technotrans LLC operating in the market of grain and oil crops transportation from 2006. The company is among the top three owners of grain cars with cargo turnover exceeding 3 million tonnes per year.