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The First Ore Mining Company Started Engineering Survey for Future Novaya Zemlya Sea Port
The port is planned for construction at the Bezymyannaya Bay as part of the Pavlovskoye project.
“The port complex is the most important infrastructure object that makes the largest project of ARMZ Uranium Holding Co. possible. The port will allow us to make transfers between the mainland and the archipelago, supply the required construction materials in a timely manner and afterwards transport workers and ship lead-zinc concentrate,” explains Alexander Lukin, Director General of The First Ore Mining Company, JSC.
In early June they delivered the drilling rig platform to the bay area which is capable of soil extraction at the depth of 5 to 35 meters. The data received is important for engineering of the main underwater part of the port complex. Design works will become the next step of the project, scheduled to start in August. “Strong wind and waves complicate the process, but there's no reason for delays, we're staying on schedule,” comments Alexander Lukin. At the same time, a contractor organization Eleron, JSC is developing specifications for the ground objects – the mooring, warehouses, utility buildings, roads and other infrastructure.
Investment amount required to construct the port complex is estimated to reach RUB 6 billion. In 2017 the Pavlovskoye project was included in the state program Social and Economic Development of the Arctic Zone of the Russian Federation, which contains provisions on complexity of conditions for the project’s implementation and the necessity of state support for construction of the port complex in Bezymyannaya Bay.
General contractor for the Pavlovskoye project is the engineering center of ARMZ Uranium Holding Co., VNIPIpromtechnologii, JSC. Currently the company is designing a mining complex.
For reference: The First Ore Mining Company, JSC is implementing the Pavlovskoye project to develop the lead-zinc silver-carrying deposit at the Novaya Zemlya archipelago with the resource potential of over 47 million ton of ore. The project includes the construction of the mining plant for extraction and processing of lead-zinc ores. The plant design capacity is 3.5 million ton of ore per year. This deposit is a part of the Bezymyansky ore cluster and is located only 18 kilometers away from the Barents Sea shoreline.