2014 November 10 14:08

RZD contracted to build railway access to the Kerch Strait bridge and to new dry bulk port of Taman

By the Russian Government's order state-owned Russian Railways (RZD) was chosen as a sole contractor for construction of railroad siding facilities to the projected Kerch Strait bridge. The contract will be executed in the framework of construction of transport corridor to the Crimea and the project of "Creation of Dry Bulk Cargo area in the port of Taman," the Russian Government press office said.

The project is implemented in accordance with the Federal Target Program "Development of Transport System of Russia, 2010-2020", approved by the Government on December 5, 2001.

FSI Directorate of State Contracting Authority (Rostransmodernizatsiya) was selected as the state customer authority.

The project design documentation includes the construction among others of railway infrastructure facilities in Krasnodar Territory to ensure the railway access to the transport crossing across the Kerch Strait.

The new Taman dry cargo port project does not include the construction of rail access directly connecting the projected railway infrastructure to the Kerch transport corridor as the design and construction of these railway siding will carried out later after appropriate revisions to the Federal transport modernization program.

The Dry Bulk Cargo Area in the port of Taman will be built on the Taman Peninsula in Krasnodar region. The project is being implemented through the public-private partnership (PPP) scheme. The port will be integrated into the North-South international transport corridor. The port facilities construction will be funded through the Federal Target Program (FTP) "Development of Transport System of the Russian Federation for the period 2010-2015."

The new Taman dry bulk port project includes building terminals for handling coal, grain, iron ore, fertilizer, sulfur, containers and steel, as well as the construction of a shipping canal, piers for terminals and port service fleet, road and rail access and engineering infrastructure. By 2025 the dry bulk port is expected to reach its projected annual capacity at 94 million tonnes.