Bedeschi to provide coal handling equipment to Far Eastern Vanino Port as part of US$6.7 billion project to enhance capacity of Elegest coal mines
Bedeschi Handling, part of Italy’s Bedeschi Group, has signed a multi-million dollar contract to provide port-related equipment for a new coal export terminal in Russia’s Far East.
The deepwater coal handling facility will form an integral part of a $6.7 billion project to enhance the capacity of the Elegest coal mines located in the centre of the Tuva Republic near Kyzyl.
The ambitious project, being undertaken by Russian firm Tuva Energy Industrial Corporation (TEIC) LLC, includes the construction of a 400-kilometre railroad connecting the mine to the region’s main commercial hubs and the new port terminal in Vanino.
Bedeshci will supply the new port with a double tippler station, capable of rotating four 100-tonne wagons with a total capacity of around 6,000 tonnes per hour, stackers, reclaimers and shiploaders. Furthermore, the Italian-based company will provide the export terminal with all the auxiliary equipment including 7.5 kilometres of conveyor belts, dedusting equipment and automation control.
Boasting a capacity of 15 million tonnes per year, Vanino Port will serve the coking, coking coal concentrate and energy coals for international markets including Korea, China and as far away as Western Europe, and will be capable of handling two 120,000 DWT simultaneously.
A signing ceremony to finalise the contract between TEIC LLC and Bedeschi took place in Padua, Northern Italy, last week. TEIC LLC president Ruslan Sulimovich Baysarov and first vice president Igor Vitalevich Freydin and Bedeschi’s group president Guglielmo Bedeschi were all in attendance.