Plans for the Syradasai skydeposit coal terminal on Taimyr Peninsula
© RIA Novosti. Vitaliy Ankov

Plans for the Syradasai skydeposit coal terminal on Taimyr Peninsula

The Government of the Russian Federation has supported a number of high-priority investment projects, including the planned construction of a bulk transshipment facility at the Syradasaisky coal deposit, one of the largest in the world.

Glavgosexpertiza, the federal agency for state evaluation, has approved the creation of a port for receiving and handling freighters and icebreakers near the coal terminal on the Taimyr Peninsula.

The proposed coal transshipment facility is located near the town of Dikson in the Taimyr Dolgano-Nenets Autonomous Area in the Krasnoyarsk Territory. Specifically, it is sited in Yenisei Bay Estuary on the Kara Sea and is the northernmost seaport in Russia.

“It is possible to deliver coal from the Syradasaisky deposit year-round, provided that icebreakers will escort the freighters. The port channel will be 16.2 meters deep to accept fully loaded ships with a maximum draft of 13.4 meters. The surrounding water area near the pier will be 16 meters deep, allowing ships to maneuver and operate freely,” Alexander Rudakovsky, the chief project manager, noted.

The specifications of a bulk carrier of the Admiral Schmidt class with a deadweight of 104,500 metric tons were used to determine the specific parameters of the coal terminal’s freight pier and channel. The Project 22220 nuclear-powered icebreaker Arktika with a rated power capacity of 60 megawatts will be the main line icebreaker for escorting bulkers.

The project also includes solutions to facilitate safe navigation near the freight port facility. For example, there are plans to install a high-precision sector beacon marker at the Yuzhny freight terminal. This will mark the exit channel and the passable width.