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Port of Dikson coal terminal construction in Taymyr to begin in 2017
© RIA Novosti. Vitaliy Ankov

Port of Dikson coal terminal construction in Taymyr to begin in 2017

In 2017, the Arctic Mining Company will launch construction of a coal terminal with a planned turnover of 10 million metric tons at the port of Dikson in the Krasnoyarsk Territory, the TASS news agency has reported, citing Vladimir Shishov, the acting head of the Taymyr Municipal Area.

"The plan is to produce about 50,000 metric tons of anthracite coal in 2017 and to start the construction of the coal terminal near the Cape of Chayka, with a target turnover of 10 million metric tons per year. The revival of the port of Dikson is directly linked to the Arctic Mining Company's activities in the municipal area," Shishov said.

The Arctic Mining Company, which is managed by Vostokugol, is based in Taymyr, which is rich in Arctic carbon, high-quality anthracite, widely used in the energy sector, chemical industry and metallurgy.

The production of Arctic carbon is of strategic importance for Taymyr's socio-economic development, as it will lead to large-scale infrastructure projects, including the construction of a railway and a sea port, needed to transport coal along the Arctic corridor.