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Berth No. 2 in the seaport of Murmansk put into operation after reconstruction

In accordance with the Rosmorrechflot permission, berth No. 2 in the seaport of Murmansk has been put into operation after reconstruction.

The reconstruction of the facility was carried out between February 2020 and June 2023 due to the deterioration of the mooring structure. The reconstruction was aimed at restoring berth No. 2 operability and creating additional capacities for receiving, storing and transshipping of coal, which will allow to redistribute the volume of cargo transshipped at berth No. 4 of the seaport of Murmansk in full to berth No. 2 and in the future withdraw berth No. 4 for reconstruction. As a result of the work performed, Panamax-class vessels of increased deadweight can currently moor at the berth.

As part of the reconstruction, the old berth was dismantled, the pile foundation was driven (face and anchor wall), anchor rods were installed and backfilled, the berth capping, crane tracks and berth cover were organized.

The project of the reconstruction of berth No. 2 was implemented on the basis of a public-private partnership with Murmanskiy Mosrkoy Torgoviy Port, JSC as part of the federal project “Development of Seaports” of the Comprehensive Plan for Modernization and Expansion of the Main Infrastructure for the period up to 2024.

After commissioning of the reconstructed berth No. 2 with the length of 284.4 m, width of 40 m and bottom marks at the berth cordon -14.8 m, design capacity for transshipment of more than 1.5 million tons of coal per year, it will be able to serve vessels with the length of 235 m, width of 38 m, loaded draft of 14.5 m.

The first Ultramax-class vessel with a gross capacity of 65 thousand tons moored at the berth on February 9, 2024. After loading almost 59 thousand tons of coal, the vessel left for the seaport of destination.

Berth No. 2 is one of the very first berths built in 1916, the year when the city of Romanov-on-Murman (now the city of Murmansk) was founded. The berth was previously reconstructed in 1972 and at the time of the next reconstruction had significant physical and moral deterioration of structures.