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First in the Far East

"Astafiev Terminal" presented the closed-type terminal project at WEF-2018

The tripartite project of Astafiev Terminal (Russia), Schade (Germany) and Marubeni (Japan) for the construction of the first in the Far East environmentally friendly closed cargo terminal in the city of Nakhodka was presented at the Fourth Eastern Economic Forum. The project, implemented in pursuance of the presidential decree on the transfer of the Nakhodka coal terminals to a closed type of transshipment, will become a pilot for the entire Far East.

First in the Far East
Another 25 May, at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, a memorandum of cooperation was signed between the management of the Marubeni corporation and the general director of Astafiev, Ruslan Kondratov, in the presence of the chairman of the board of directors of the Japanese corporation Marubeni, Tăruro Asada, and the provincial governor Andrei Tarasenko.
Earlier, a preliminary agreement on cooperation was signed in Vladivostok between the companies Schade and Marubeni in the presence of Andrei Tarasenko.

Under the terms of the agreement, the parties are to develop within six months a technical task for the design of the complex for the closed storage and transshipment of coal at the Astafiev Terminal. This is the first such project not only in Primorsky Krai, but also in the entire Far East. Similar closed technologies of coal handling have been successfully applied in Europe and the countries of the Asia-Pacific region. The construction of such complexes takes from one and a half to two years.

Now we can say with confidence that the project has already started. As the executive director of the Marubeni corporation, Mr. Okada, said, a contract was recently concluded with the Japanese consulting company Oriental Consultants to compile a feasibility study for the project.

"Based on the justification received, we are going to create a project for an environmentally friendly terminal for bulk cargo of a closed type in Primorye," Mr. Okada said. - Our interest in this project is caused precisely by the fact that Primorye is the main export platform through which Russian coal enters Japan and other countries of the Asia-Pacific region. And the Japanese government is paying great attention to increasing Russian exports. It is worth noting that the Ministry of the Russian Federation for the development of the Far East also pays special attention to the implementation of such a project in the Far Eastern region. Seeing such support from the authorities of both countries, our company decided to join the project, whose main task is to minimize the impact of coal dust on the territory.

It should be noted that the Marubeni Corporation is one of the largest and oldest in Japan (it was founded in 1858) - has many years of experience in implementing projects in the field of railway transport and installations for the production of oil, gas and chemistry. It is one of the largest suppliers of equipment to the countries of Southeast Asia, Central and South America, Middle East and Africa. Among the exported technologies, the equipment intended for the efficient operation of the covered coal storage facilities stands out.

The creation of the complex involves several stages. The first (2017-2018 years) is the construction of a closed two-level contour of dust-wind shields along the perimeter of the territory of the "Astafyev Terminal" transshipment complex with a total area of ​​21,5 thousand square meters. meters with the installation of an external contour (metal panels) with a height of 22 meters (25 meters from the side of the berth). The simultaneous use of a passive and active (snow blower and water gun) dust suppression system can significantly reduce the impact of dusting from coal transfer to the environment.

At the second stage (2018-2020 years), a hinged arch construction is erected over the zone of the freight railway front of the terminal with a height of 30 meters. The hinged construction will completely cover the unloading zone of the wagons on the railway freight front, which will essentially reduce dust emissions to the environment.

In the third stage (2018-2020 years), construction of dome storage and transitions to closed coal handling will be carried out using semi-portal reclaimers having a scraper container. To feed the load to a stationary conveyor, the reclaimer is equipped with a mobile bunker. The use of semi-portal scraper machines involves working inside a closed loop, which completely eliminates the contact of coal with the environment during transshipment.

It should be noted that the restriction of the contact of coal with the environment occurs throughout the treatment of the cargo, from unloading from gondola cars to loading into the ship's hold. Unloading from gondola cars will be made in the unloading gallery with the help of car dumpers. Moving of cargo - with the help of a stationary belt conveyor, loading into a ship's hold - by means of a mobile continuous loading ship, equipped with a gallery system and a telescopic tube equipped with a dusting system.

As the general manager for car dumpers of the company SchadeLagertechnik Matthew Jones, the company's task is to supply side-type car dumpers and four semi-portal reclaimers with an output of 1,5 thousand tons per hour.

It should be noted that the German company SchadeLagertechnik is the world's largest manufacturer of automated handling equipment for bulk cargo terminals and, accordingly, the world's leading supplier of equipment for bulk materials and mixed layers.

The transition to the best coal handling technologies in the light of the strategy developed by the presidential envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District Yuri Trutnev for the development of the ports of the Far East was also mentioned in the panel discussion "Port Infrastructure: New Opportunities for Investors" held on the first day of the VEF-2018. Among the participants of the discussion were representatives of the company "Terminal Astafieva", the corporation Marubeni and the company Schade.

As almost all speakers noted, in connection with the expected growth in coal exports to the APR countries and the active development of new coal deposits in the Far East, the role of Far Eastern seaports is multiplying. Accordingly, the role of the balance between the economic efficiency of stevedoring companies and the environmental safety of their activities, the role of strengthening the specialization of ports, also increases.

"Four repositories with the use of Schade reclaimers will allow us to significantly increase the volume of one-time storage of coal, increase the unloading speed, increase the annual turnover, and all this, notice, without detrimental impact on the environment," said Ruslan Kondratov, president of the Aqua Resources Group . - We expect that our colleagues will be able to use the experience we have gained to modernize their terminals and that we will jointly execute the president's order to switch to a closed type of transshipment and increase the export of Russian coal to the countries of the Asia-Pacific region.
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