Construction of water treatment facilities has begun at Marine Multipurpose Complex Bronka (MMPK Bronka), Big Port St Petersburg, Russia.
The works started with static load testing on piles and ground bearing capacity.
Water treatment facilities will consist of three 5,000m3 storage tanks, two buildings for sewage and surface flows as well as two sludge classifiers.
The Bronka Complex will comprise three specialised facilities: a container terminal spread over 107ha, a Ro-Ro terminal of 57ha and a logistics centre over 42ha. The container terminal will feature a 1,176m-long waterfront (including five berths).
The waterfront of the rolling cargo terminal will be 630m. The Bronka Phase 1 capacity is projected to cater for 1.45 million TEU and 260,000 units of Ro-Ro cargoes. The facility’s container throughput is planned to be increased to 1.9 million TEU.
The Bronka Multipurpose Complex will be able to handle Panamax containerships and ferries of Finnstar class.
Private investors are expected to inject around US$1.2 billion into the project with the Russian Government investing around US$420 million.
The Marine Multipurpose Complex Bronka is being built on the southern shore of the Gulf of Finland and water treatment facilities are to be completed by August 2015.