Alexander Uss said, “The construction of the West-Taymyr Industrial Cluster for the production of coal concentrates will give a serious technological impetus, which is so needed for the north of the region”

Today Alexander Uss, the Governor of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, met with Roman Trotsenko, Chairman of AEON Corporation Board of Directors. The parties discussed prospects for the implementation of the West-Taymyr Industrial Cluster project required to produce coal concentrates in Taymyr Dolgano-Nenets Municipal District.

The project is being implemented by Severnaya Zvezda LLC as part of the Yenisey Siberia CIP. It implies the construction on the basis of the Syradasay coal deposit, which is located 105 km from Dikson, an airport, a highway from a deep water port closed conveyor, an open-pit coal mine with a capacity of 5 million tons per year, a processing plant, a marine coal terminal, a construction camp, as well as a coal dust station with an emission cleaning system that meets all environmental requirements and powered by waste of the processing plant. The products will be exported to the Southeast Asia countries along the Northern Sea Route.

The implementation of the investment project will contribute to the modernization and development of infrastructure, which will ensure transport accessibility of the Dikson village and will create a modern base on the Northern Sea Route.

“The construction of the West-Taymyr Industrial Cluster to produce the coal concentrates will give a serious technological impetus, which is so needed for the north of the region. In addition to creating new jobs and tax revenues to the budget, it will contribute to the development of cooperative ties, collaboration with our scientific institutions. It is important that the Krasnoyarsk Territory, for its part, provided good organizational support, significantly reducing the time required to complete all the procedures – from the ideas to the actual production cycle, which is expected next year,” said Alexander Uss summing up the meeting.

The total funding for the project will amount to more than 45 billion rubles by 2025. Until 2028, it is planned to provide over 6 billion rubles in tax revenues to regional and municipal budgets. As part of the project, it is planned to create at least 2,000 new jobs.

All the facilities of the industrial cluster have passed the state ecological expertise and received a positive conclusion from the State Ecological Expertise Commission. Already this year, the investor plans to obtain a building permit and start working on the project site. The open pit coal mining is going to start in 2021.

“This is a unique and complex project, because no one has yet solved the problem of producing large volumes of coal in such climatic conditions. All elements of the project must be brought to the site separately, and they must work in extreme arctic conditions without harm to the environment,” emphasized Roman Trotsenko, “For instance, the longest conveyor protected from the wind with a length of 61 km will be constructed. It will prevent coal from scattering to the wind during its transportation to the port. Modern power plants will be built, which will make it possible not to import diesel fuel under the Northern Supply Haul. A new processing plant will also appear”.

It is worth mentioning that following the discussion on the project implementation, the Government of the Krasnoyarsk Territory and Severnaya Zvezda LLC signed a cooperation agreement until 2028. Under the agreement, the Government of the Krasnoyarsk Territory assumes obligations to create a favorable investment climate, maintain stable financial and economic conditions for the investor, and stimulate investment activities in the region. In turn, Severnaya Zvezda LLC will develop connections with the region’s enterprises, take part in the creation of educational and scientific programs in the region’s universities, contribute to the development of innovative activities, and ensure the implementation of social and infrastructure projects in the region. The company intends to allocate about 2.5 billion rubles for these purposes until 2028.


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