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Resident SPV to build on Sakhalin the longest coal conveyor in Russia

Special project TORA and Free Port

The Eastern Mining Company (VGK), which has become a resident of the free port of Vladivostok, will build an 28-kilometer coal transportation line in the Uglegorsk district of Sakhalin. This is the longest coal conveyor in Russia. It will connect the Solntsevo section and the Shakhtersk seaport, the development of which is connected with plans to increase coal production and exports to the APR countries.

The project was supported by the federal and regional authorities. According to the press service of the government of the Sakhalin region, the resident has already concluded an agreement with the French company RBL-REI SA for the manufacture, supply and installation of equipment for the main conveyor belt. The equipment will be manufactured in May, and specialists will begin construction at the end of the year. It is planned to complete the construction of the object in 2021 year.

According to Oleg Misevre, the chairman of the board of directors, the launch of the line will allow to increase the volume of coal transportation from the mine to the port from 7,5 million tons to 20 million tons. The conveyor will be one of the most modern in the world. It will significantly reduce the load on the roads in the area and will have a positive impact on the environment.

According to preliminary calculations, the investor will spend billion rubles on the 7,8 project. In total, in the next four years, the company plans to invest 20 billion rubles in the development of coal production and export in the Uglegorsk district.

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