Deepwater and passenger terminals to be built at the Port of Tiksi
© RIA Novosti. Nikolay Zaytsev

Deepwater and passenger terminals to be built at the Port of Tiksi

The Port of Tiksi will be included on the list of ports open to foreign ships. Port modernisation plans include reconstruction of the existing Port of Tiksi, construction of a deep-water terminal in Naiba, and the building of a passenger terminal in the Neyolovo District for socially important passenger transfers and the development of cruise ship tourism.

“The Tiksi seaport remains one of the most important transport and logistics hubs for our republic, especially considering the plans for investment projects in the Arctic zone in Yakutia and the shipments of socially significant goods.

Modernisation of the port is vital for developing the Northern Sea Route and the entire national sea transport infrastructure,” said Head of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Aisen Nikolayev during his visit to the Bulunsky District on July 10.

The construction of a new deepwater port in the village of Naiba will create over 2,500 jobs. The project will become a driver for mineral deposit development, new roads, shipbuilding, the power industry and the social infrastructure.

According to a comprehensive engineering survey, the safety of Pier 11 and Pier 12 is estimated at 87.6% and 88.7%, respectively. The hydro-technical structures are in working order.

The governor added that it is necessary to achieve the goals set in the concept for the development of the Northern Sea Route – to create a major Emergencies Ministry rescue centre and build a deepwater satellite port in Naiba.

In the past few years, the Port of Tiksi has processed between 15,000 and 30,000 tonnes of cargo. The port basin is 96.76 square kilometres and the landsite is 7.29 hectares. The Tiksi seaport has eight berthing facilities, seven of which are federal property and one is an oil loading dock that belongs to the republic.