Coal

Development of the Bukhta Ugolnaya coal field

Project’s originator The department of industrial policy, construction and housing and public utilities of Chukotsky Autonomous Region
Projects target Production of competitive and high-quality export coal (mainly to thecountries of the southeast Asia).
Location Close to Beringovsky settlement, Anadyrsky district, Chukotsky Autonomous Region.
Expected result from the projects realization
  • Growth of own income foundation;
  • Development of industrial, transport and energy infrastructure in strategically important (at the border with the USA) but the remotest and the most sparsely populated region of Russia;
  • Creation of conditions for attraction of investments in order to continue development of natural resources of Chukotka in the districts of Chukotkaadjacent to the Bering basin;
  • Improvement of the populations quality of life (transport access, telecommunications and safety).
Direction of investments usage
  • Construction
  • Development of industrial and social infrastructure-
  • Research developments
Belonging to a branch of economy
  • Mining industry
  • Manufacture
  • Transport
  • Power engineering
Sectoral projects belongingMineral resources output
Fuel and energy sector
Processing industries
Short projects description Preparatory phase (2011-2014)

Engineering and geological explorations, feasibility study and preparation of projects documentation of the Nagornaya coal mining reconstruction and working seasonal Beringovsky port;

Finalizing of search and evaluation works and detailed survey at the Amaam coalfield, preparation of exploitation of coal resources, implementation of feasibility studys construction and technical projects coalfield development;

Engineering and geological explorations, feasibility study and preparation of projects documentation of a new deepwater seaports construction, and a motorway and railroads building which will link the Amaam coalfield and the seaport.

Preparatory phases estimated expenditures are 2. 900 million rubles (hereinafter referred to the prices taken for 2010).

1st phase (2014-2017)

. Construction of underground coal mining and subsequent black coal preparation of the reconstructed Nagornaya coal mines capacities of 1.5 million tons per year. Reconstruction and modernization of the seasonal Beringovsky port. Construction of the coal station with capacity of 5 million tons per year which can dispatch 1.5 million tons of coal for 4 months of navigation.

Estimated expenditures are 6. 000 million rubles.

Design capacitys reach is 2014.

B. Construction of the main hydraulic constructions of a new deepwater port (it will probably be the Arinai port) and the first coal station with productivity up to 2. 5- 3. 0 million tons per year. Capacities of underground mining, preparation and intrafield coal transportation are being simultaneously constructed with the building of the Arinai port at the closest to the Arinai port the Amaam coalfield having 2. 5- 3. 0 million tons of export coal per year. Gas and piston power stations and intrafield power networks are being constructed in the Arinai port and at the Amaam field.

Construction of the first local railroad is also being held. It will go from the Amaam fields freight terminal to the Arinai port (having its length of 29 km). It is the most expensive part of the railway with traffic capacity intended for full development of the basins field, i.e. production of 12 million tons of export coal per year.

Estimated expenditures are 36. 000 million rubles.

Design capacitys reach is the end of 2016- 2017

C. Holding of massive search and evaluation, exploratory, engineering and geological and other exploratory works on the territory of the supposed Alkatvaam field in order to form useful coal storage which can provide underground mining not less than 5 million tons of coal per year.

Estimated expenditure is 6. 600 million rubles

Estimated expenditure of the 1st phase is 48. 600 million rubles.

2nd phase (2015-2019)

Tripling of the coal stations capacity in the Arinai port till 7. 5 million tons per year. Capacities of mining, preparation and transportation of 5 million tons of export coal are being simultaneously constructed at the Alkatvaam coalfield. Creation of degassing and methane collections systems, construction of gas and piston power station and intrafield power networks works are being organized at the Alkatwaam field. The second local railway is being constructed. It will go from the Amaam coal fields freight terminal to the Alkatvaam fields freight terminal (being about 50 km in length).

Estimated expenditure of the 2nd phase is 38. 000 million rubles. The prices are taken for 2010.

3rd phase (2017-2021)

Growth of the coal stations capacity of the Arinai port till 12 million tons per year. Additional capacities of mining, preparation and coal transportation of the Amaam, Alkatvaam and Bukhta Ugolnaya fields are being simultaneously constructed. The third local railway is being constructed. It will go from the Alkatvaam coal fields freight terminal to the Beringovsky port through the Bukhta Ugolnaya fields freight terminal (being about 40 km in length).

Estimated expenditure of the 3rd phase is 39. 100 million rubles. The prices are taken for 2010.

The third phase periods implementation is about 4-5 years (2017-2021).

Consumer markets descriptionConsumers of coal will be the companies of Chukotsky Autonomous Region, Kamchatka Region and the countries of the Asia-Pacific region.
Additional information There will be used open-pit mining and underground mining with more than 4 billion tons of total stock. Beringovsky basins coal is humic. It is of the ultra-clarain type (where coaly substance sharply prevails – 95-100%) and with low and middle content of ash. Chemical compositions of coal from different areas are similar to each other. They are similar to Lensky basins coal.

Dressability of coal from slight till middle. According to the inclination to spontaneous inflammation it refers to the second group (low-hazard) and the third one (nonhazardous). According to oxidation susceptibility it is unstable. Its maximum storage period at the warehouse is 6 years.

The main part of black coal of the basin are of the G (gas), R (rich) and J (jet) and partially Q (high-quality thermal) sorts. Black coals of the R sort which are coking ones of very valuable sorts of coal can be used in production of liquid synthetic fuels, tar, phenol and other valuable products

Degree of completionThe Substantiations of investments of motorway construction activities and project appraisal have been done.
Project implementation period - beginning of realization - putting into operationProjects realization: 2011-2021. Design capacitys reach is 2021.
Total project value 128. 6 billion rubles. The prices are taken for 2010 including:

  • Expenditure on projects preparation and preproject works (0, 80 billion rubles).
  • Project activities (9. 0 billion rubles)
  • Capital investments (118. 8 billion rubles)
  • Staff recruitment and training were not appraised.
  • Investments in circulating capital were not appraised.

Sources of projects investment with indication of total financing
  • Private investment is 110. 975 billion rubles. The prices are taken for 2010 (86,3%).
  • State investment is 17. 625 billion rubles. The prices are taken for 2010 (13,7%).

Provision with labour resources 2345 people will be necessary taking into account a number of involving workers during the period of construction.

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