As stated in the tender evaluation report of Russian Railways, general contractor of the project, Institute Stroyproekt is to design the Elegest-Kyzyl-Kuragino railway line, which is a part of a coal mining project of Tuva Energy Industrial Corporation (TEIC).
The contract price offered by the winner company estimates 5.5 billion roubles. Institute Stroyproekt should perform design and survey no later than August 2021. The railway line stretches over 410 kilometres and is to be built in 4.5 years. It will go through the Republic of Tyva (120 km) and Krasnoyarsk Region (290 km). Elegest-Kyzyl-Kuragino line is intended for export of coking coal concentrates from the Elegest deposit. Its daily capacity estimates 19 train-pairs.
It should be noted that a section of the railway line is located on a complex terrain with complicated engineering and geological conditions. However, the contractor has extensive experience in design of large-scale infrastructure facilities. The Elegest-Kyzyl-Kuragino line construction includes 127 single-track bridges with a total length of 10.6 km, 11 km of 8 tunnels and approximately 16 km of culverts.
In addition to railroad construction from the deposit to Kuragino, the project of TEIC also includes construction of a mining and processing plant as well a coal terminal near Cape Burny in the Khabarovsk Territory. It is planned that the haulage by the new line will reach 15 million tonnes of products per year once the mining and processing plant in Elegest reaches full capacity.
“Elegest-Kyzyl-Kuragino railway line is the key infrastructure project of Yenisey Siberia CIP, which suggests building the first railway in the Republic of Tyva. This line will connect the region rich in minerals with the federal railway infrastructure, contributing to the social and economic development of the adjacent territories of two regions,” said Sergei Ladyzhenko, Director General of the Yenisey Siberia Development Corporation.