• 2020 February 17 13:35

    RusHydro and Kemerovo Region Government sign cooperation agreement to complete construction of Krapivinskiy hydroelectric complex

    PJSC RusHydro and the government of Kemerovo region signed a cooperation agreement to complete construction of Krapivinskiy hydroelectric complex. The document was signed by Nikolay Shulginov, Chairman of the Management Board – General Director of RusHydro and Sergey Tsivilev, governor of Kemerovo region, RusHydro says in a press release.

    Construction of hydroelectric complex along with 300 MW Krapivinskaya HPP on the Tom’ River in Kemerovo region began in 1976. The project’s ultimate goal was construction of a reservoir for efficient power generation as well as protection of Kemerovo and Tomsk regions from flooding. The hydropower complex, engineered by Lenhydroproject included an automobile road on the crest of a dam to replace the ferry crossing. Upon 50% completion, the project’s construction came to a halt in 1989 due to lack of funding. Now that Zaramagskaya HPP-1 is online and operating, Krapivinskaya HPP remains the only major hydropower project, which has not been completed since the Soviet era.

    Nikolay Shulginov, Chairman of the Management Board – General Director of RusHydro commented: ‘RusHydro Group possesses unique capabilities to engineer and build hydropower facilities. Only last week we have commissioned Zaramagskaya HPP-1, long-delayed Soviet project and we fully understand the necessity to finish construction of Krapivinskaya HPP as it will improve the environmental situation in Kemerovo region and contribute to further development of carbon-free energy. In cooperation with the government of Kemerovo region, we will seek funding for this important social economic project and reiterate our readiness to carry out design and construction works. We have all the necessary competencies and vast hydropower construction experience for this job’.

    In the agreement both parties recognize the importance of completing the project of Krapivisnkaya HPP. Prior to singing, onsite research confirmed that already built structures can be utilized to complete construction. By utilizing modern hydropower equipment, the facility’s projected installed capacity could be increased to 345 MW.

    Sergey Tsivilev, governor of Kemerovo region commented: “Krapivinsky hydropower complex will solve Kuznetsk Basin’s environmental problems thanks to flood control on the Tom River as it will be a full-flowing river once again. Water supply to the cities will increase as well and the electricity will come from hydropower, an environmentally clean source.”

    The next step for the project is to conduct a detailed analysis with local specialists of the consequences the construction could have on the environment, as well as hold an open discussion and relevant hearings in relation to the project’s next steps and its effects.

    RusHydro and Kemerovo region’s government will jointly work towards presenting the project to the Government of the Russian Federation and Russian Federation State Council with the aim to include it in the comprehensive plan to upgrade and expand core infrastructure until 2024, which was approved by the Government of the Russian Federation in accordance with the presidential executive order On National Goals and Strategic objectives of Russian Federation until 2024 from May 2018. The project’s completion will bring in additional investment into the region, foster economic growth and employment of local population.

    The parties agreed to jointly seek sources of funding for the project. The government of Kemerovo region has also initiated transfer of the unfinished construction from federal ownership to Kemerovo region.

    It will take five years to complete the hydroelectric complex once construction restarts. The plant’s annual average electricity output is projected at 2 TWh. The facility will be equipped with three 115 MW hydropower turbines. Project’s total cost as well as technical parameters will be available once project documentation is completed and approved by Russia’s General Board of State Expert Review.

    Reconstruction of hydraulic engineering structures in Russia are to be discussed at the Third International Congress ‘Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging’ (February 26-27, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, Moscow). The Congress is organized by Media Group PortNews in partnership with FSUE Rosmorport and will be held with the support of the Federal Marine and River Transport Agency and Rosatom.

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2020 April 2

18:27 FSL Trust completes disposal of crude oil tanker
18:07 CMA CGM announces that this Low Sulphur Surcharge is not applicable
17:54 Aleksandr Tsybulsky appointed as Acting Governor of Arkhangelsk Region
17:31 MAN Energy Solutions's low-speed, dual-fuel engines pass 1,000,000 operating hours
17:16 VARD secures contract for one stern trawler for Framherji
16:59 DHT Holdings announces time charters for six of its VLCCs
16:30 Navigation season opens on the Lower Volga
15:48 PGNiG commences operations at Klaipėda LNG Reloading Station
15:15 World’s largest and most efficient krill trawler to be designed by Wärtsilä
15:13 SMM: Shipping industry steers towards digitalisation
14:49 Bunker prices show no considerable changes at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
14:26 Vitol Group establishes foothold in Singapore bunker operations
14:02 A.P. Moller - Maersk completes acquisition of Performance Team
13:37 Law ranking heavy fuel oil as medium distillate comes into effect
13:14 Hapag-Lloyd announces GRI from East Asia to East Coast and West Coast of South America, Mexico, Caribbean and Panama
12:52 Covid-19: Passenger transportation by seaborne transport and traffic of small-size ships banned in Crimea
12:25 ABP update: port operations remain open for business
12:01 ABS expands remote survey services
11:28 IMO urges keyworker exemptions for crew changes and repatriations
11:18 Tallink Grupp’s vessel Victoria I to make two return trips on Tallinn-Helsinki-Tallinn route on 2-3 April
10:43 Russian President signs Decree on establishment of Marine Instrument Engineering Corporation
10:21 Brent Crude futures price is up 12.5% to $27.83, Light Sweet Crude – up 10.5% to $22.44
10:06 Jan De Nul nears completion of fabrication of foundations for Taiwan’s Changhua Offshore Wind Farm
10:00 Financing of Nizhegorodsky hydrosystem project to be redistributed in favor of NOVATEK’s projects
09:59 VARD signs contract with P/F Akraberg for the design and construction of a sophisticated unit
09:46 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Apr 02
09:19 Baltic Dry Index is down to 624 points

2020 April 1

18:36 Diana Shipping announces direct continuation of time charter Ccontract for m/v Myrto with Cargill
18:06 CMA CGM to apply Port Congestion Surcharge for reefer cargo to Philippines (Manila and Subic ports)
17:54 Oil shipments via CPC Marine Terminal in 3M’20 climbed by 4.7% YoY to 16.93 million tonnes with new monthly record set in March
17:35 New BIO SEA BWTS approved by USCG and IMO
17:20 Throughput of port Azov in 3M’2020 fell by 19% to 1.38 million tonnes
17:05 PowerCell signs contract with leading European shipyard regarding fuel cell system worth MSEK 77
16:35 The EU funded FLAGSHIPS project supports construction of a hydrogen fuel powered barge push boat
16:04 Wärtsilä receives contract to upgrade 11-year old Vessel Traffic Monitoring and Information System (VTMIS) serving ports in Cyprus
16:02 Höegh LNG applies for LNG import licence in Cyprus
15:30 OOCL updates Trans-Pacific services in April & May
15:04 THE Alliance announces COVID-19 response measures for April 2020
14:53 Frigates of RF Navy's Black Sea Fleet conducted exercise in Mediterranean Sea
14:43 Launch of Dimecc’s Sea for Value programme paves the way for remote pilotage and safer fairway navigation
14:22 Wärtsilä launches actions to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and withdraws its market outlook
14:19 Competition announced for construction of Bagayevsky hydrosystem’s Phase 2
13:26 Transit navigation opened in Azov-Don Basin of Russia’s IWW
13:02 Ocean Yield extends standstill agreement and restructuring outline with Solstad Offshore for the vessels Far Senator and Far Statesman
12:00 ABS to class a series of Silver Eagle self elevating drilling units
11:25 Russian Railways' network loading down 3.8% to 306.7 million tonnes in 3M’ 2020
11:01 New shipping service gives boost to growing breakbulk segment in Rotterdam
10:42 Start of cruise navigation season postponed at Passenger Port of Saint-Petersburg
10:14 APM Terminals Mobile completes phase-three expansion to increase capacity
09:54 Brent Crude futures price is down 2.2% to $25.78, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.1% to $20.46
09:33 Bunker prices continue falling at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia
09:16 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Apr 01
09:12 Baltic Dry Index is down to 625 points

2020 March 31

18:06 APM Terminals Nigeria donates $US 200,000 to UN Nigeria Basket Fund
17:51 New publication offers updated maritime security guidance for mariners operating off West Africa and Gulf of Guinea
17:36 Manila ports fear shut down due to continued cargo congestion
17:20 Floating workshop of RF Navy's Baltic Fleet completed tasks in Mediterranean Sea
17:06 Yang Ming reveals 2019 financial report
16:55 State Duma of Russia approved in first reading expansion of resource base for LNG production projects
16:23 Rolls-Royce supplies innovative propulsion system for new multi-purpose vessels in the North and Baltic Seas