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Breeze modernization

The volume of goods delivered to Kolyma depends directly on the value of gold

Breeze modernization

Compared to 2014, the indicators of the sea cargo door in the region have been reduced, which, however, does not interfere with the modernization of the strategic object of the region.

In autumn, another significant event took place in the life of the main cargo gate of the Magadan Region: two new portal cranes manufactured by Liebherr were put into operation. The carrying capacity of one of them is 124 tons, the second - 84. The new equipment is more economical in electricity consumption, eliminates the cost of repairing it for several years, while allowing unloading and loading of large-sized heavy equipment, which is currently used in the mining industry, which is the region's leading one. The technical renovation of the enterprise has been carried out only for the last year and a half. The cranes are not the first "new thing" of the seaport, and far from the last.

At the ceremony of commissioning new cranes, the governor of the region Vladimir Pechenyi noted that the modernization of the enterprise will be continued. Thus, in the federal target program for the development of the Far East and Transbaikalia, 1,2 billion rubles have been pledged for the reconstruction of the quay walls of the Magadan Commercial Sea Port (MMTP).

“After the reconstruction of the hydraulic structures, conditions will be created to increase the port's cargo turnover to 3 million tons. It is extremely important to develop the potential of this strategically important facility in anticipation of the development of new gold deposits and oil and gas shelf in the Sea of ​​Okhotsk, ”said Vladimir Pechenyi.

"Golden influence"

Policies aimed at modernizing the Kolyma sea gate are held only for the last year and a half, that is, from the moment the naval leadership changed. Renewal is a forced measure: firstly, port equipment no longer could withstand any modern requirements, and, secondly, with the increase in production capacity of the mining industry, the volume of cargo turnover also increased. In fact, since the beginning of the 90-ies of the last century, the amount of cargo handled by the port did not exceed one million tons. And last year the coveted bar was taken. In its 80 anniversary Magadan of the Order of the Badge of Honor, the sea trading port processed 1, 158 million tons of cargo.

In the 2014 year, the indicators are slightly reduced. According to Andrei Gorbov, general director of MMTP, last year the freight turnover growth was about 20 percent compared to 2012, in this - according to the results of 11 months the gap to the last year is 18 percent

“The decline in turnover is directly related to the stagnation of the mining industry. In particular, one of the major projects, the Matrosov Mine, slowed down the construction and changed the dates for the start of mining operations. Nevertheless, gold producers working on placer deposits conduct various preparatory works during the winter period - they repair equipment and deliver goods that are necessary as part of this activity. In addition, in December, before the upcoming New Year holidays, entrepreneurs will become more active, and therefore a slight increase in freight turnover is also possible. But I'm still not sure that by the end of December the figure of 1 will reach million tons, ”- this is the result of tonnage in the year 2014 sees Andrei Gorbov.

Thus, we can conclude that the economy of the Magadan region continues to hold on to the mining industry, the development of which is primarily related to the price of gold. With its increase, gold mining enterprises acquire more mining equipment, spare parts, fuel, which gives an increase in the freight turnover of the sea trading port. As for the rest of the nomenclature of goods: food, oil products, coal - this is a constant, depending on the population of the region. So, annually 270 thousand tons of the total cargo turnover falls on hard coal. From the successful "coal navigation", lasting from spring to autumn, depends on the safe passage of the heating season in the regional center. The task of the porters is to efficiently, quickly and efficiently produce coal.

In pursuit of this goal, MMTP purchased a Komatsu-470 loader for loading solid fuel into Magadanenergo's dump trucks, which allowed it to increase the rate of coal delivery and reduce its losses during transshipment. Another advantage is that the work has ceased to depend on the weather: in strong winds, safety engineering prohibits the operation of cranes.

With a new ... keel!

As the head of the enterprise said, the technical update in the Magadan Commercial Sea Port is carried out within the framework of its investment program, designed for 2014-2017 years, with a financing volume of at least 1,7 billion rubles.

In addition to the Liebherr cranes with a total value of 10 million euros, last year the Kolyma Sea Gate got two reachstakers for 500 thousand euros each. Thus, in a year and a half, a major modernization of equipment took place directly at the berths and for work in the rear zones. Another important area where renewal is also taking place in the near future is the towing fleet. In many ports, it is an independent legal unit that provides services for mooring, otshvatovka vessels. In Magadan, traditionally, it was part of the port. But the port tugs today are also physically and morally obsolete. This was the reason for acquiring, albeit second-hand, but in good technical condition, the tugboat driver Sadko, which replaced the older ship, which requires considerable investments. Of course, this did not solve the problems with the fleet. The other day, Andrei Gorbov arrived at the seaport with a certificate of laying the keel.

“In November, the construction of the first unit was laid, which we expect to receive in Magadan before the onset of 2016,” he said. - According to the plan, in the next year and a half, two modern tugs of the same type will appear in the port, two and a half times more powerful and more technologically advanced. At the same time, they will be much more economical. The tugboats are being built by the Dutch company Damen at a Chinese shipyard in the city of Changde. The cost of each of them is more than 6 million euros. "


By the way, the choice of the type of tug was greatly influenced by the opinion of the captain of one of the tugboats of the Magadan Sea Commercial Port, Sergei Gerbik. This indicates that the current management of the company operates in one bundle with the team. And Andrei Gorbov himself notes that thanks to the experience of the porters, many problems and production problems were solved. With the renewal of technology there is a certain state rejuvenation. "Old people" are afraid of modern technology, the management of which is carried out with the help of joysticks, their path - "levers".

Training of Liebherr cranes was carried out in Europe. Today, a group is being created, so to speak, "Liebherr" from 10 operators. This will, if necessary, work in several shifts, will create a substitute for sick and sick leave. All of them will have the "Liebherr" certificate. A similar situation will be with tugs - people will start training in advance, in particular in Nakhodka, where there is a good simulator for practicing navigational skills of modern vessels.

The technical re-equipment of the sea port creates conditions for the optimization of production and management personnel. As Andrei Gorbov said, along with the fact that the total number of personnel has decreased, labor productivity for the year has increased no less than 20-25 percent.

Tariff Crisis

And yet there are still painful points that need to be "treated" - these are tariffs. The fact is that the Magadan Sea Trade Port, being a monopolist, is subordinate to the Federal Tariff Service and cannot arbitrarily set the price for services subject to state regulation.

“The port authorities are trying hard to convey information to the FTS of Russia about the need to revise tariffs: given the increase in prices for equipment, spare parts, and fuel, with such tariffs, the company simply cannot survive,” said Andrey Gorbov. - Today they are lower than in the more favorable ports of the Far East, where at the same time the turnover of goods is higher. The Governor of the Magadan Region, Vladimir Pecheny, treats this problem with understanding and supports us. I believe that the development of investments should also become a tariff component in order to continue to work on the modernization, repair of hydraulic structures, industrial and administrative buildings. Tariffs need to be raised. Scary it just sounds. Our specialists made calculations and they were provided to the governor, and so, according to them, the delivery of one kilogram of food, be it vegetables or meat, will rise in money equivalent to just 14 kopecks. That is, if there is a kilogram of potatoes 65 rubles, its value will be 65 rubles 14 kopecks. Such a price increase to the consumer will be invisible. ”

Improving the seaport does not stop. At the same time, that at the expense of federal funds, the reconstruction of 5 and 4 berths will be carried out, at its own expense, the company plans to carry out reconstruction and overhaul of hydroelectric facilities located in the neighborhood. And the nearest future is the introduction of IT technologies into production. At the moment, a contract has been concluded with the St. Petersburg firm and a project has been developed for the installation of an information system that takes into account all possible operations that are performed in the port. It is made on the platform 1С. The cost of the system along with the installation of the necessary equipment is about 15 million rubles. Commissioning will occur during the 2015 year. The system will most optimally organize the work of port mechanisms, electronically store and process information not only about the number of containers transported, for example, reach stackers, but also about its mileage, operation time, fuel consumption. In addition, it will allow external customers to see the output of a container from a vessel on-line. Within the framework of the program, it is possible to talk about the centralized export of goods from the port, that is, it will relieve the consignees from losing time in the queue to receive the same container and the dishonesty of the road carriers.

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