Russian firm announces completion of new Sochi cargo port
Thursday, 05 July 2012 | 00:00
Basic Element Group, the Russian business group, has announced the completion of the Imeretinskiy cargo port in Sochi, Russia.
The US$200 million project was executed by the company’s transport and infrastructure construction unit Transstroy.
“We are glad to announce the completion of all construction works in the Imeretinskiy port, which is the first cargo port built in modern Russia,” said Basic Element CEO Oleg Deripaska.
“The construction of this port is one of the fundamentals for the successful preparation of the Olympic Games in 2014.”
Imeretinskiy cargo port, boasting an annual capacity of 5 million tonnes, will deliver cargo and materials to the Imeretinskaya Valley, where most construction sites for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games are located
After the Winter Olympics, the port will be converted into a yacht marina.
The port, the first to be built through a public-private partnership (PPP) in Russia, consists of eight all-purpose berths, up to a depth of 9.2 meters, capable of receiving both general and bulk cargo, including stone, sand and containers.
The port moorages are equipped with Liebherr mobile harbour cranes, LHM-280 and LHM-180 models, crane-manipulators, front-end loaders and forklift cargo handlers.
The first phase of the port, three moorages with a capacity for 2 million tonnes of cargo transfer, was launched in April 2010.
Source: Port Technology
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