Murmansk port dust control fences project gets the nod from Glavgosexpertiza
The St. Petersburg branch of Russia’s Main Department of State Expertise (Glavgosexpertiza) has recently issued a positive opinion on the project of construction of coal dust suppression installations in Murmansk Commercial Sea Port, Glavgosexpertiza said.
“Having examined the submitted documentation, the experts of the St. Petersburg branch of the Glavgosexpertiza came to the conclusion that the results of engineering surveys and design documentation comply with the requirements of technical regulations and other requirements, and the design documentation is in line with the results of performed engineering survey,” the agency said.
Glavgosexpertiza says the dust control project will ensure containment of coal dust spread during the cargo handling and storage, both in the port territory and in adjacent areas.
The project provides for the construction of 20-meter high and 1,896-meter long dust control fences on reinforced concrete raft foundations and shifting of cable lines that may appear to be on the site of fences foundations construction.
Due to the territory configuration complexity of the terminal and taking into account that the construction will be carried out without canceling of terminal operations, the installation works of dust containment / wind break fences will be carried out in three phases.
The construction of dust containment facilities will be financed through the developer’s own funds.
Murmansk Commercial Sea Port JSC is the largest stevedoring company in Murmansk, the fourth largest terminal operator in Russia in terms of handled cargo and the second largest in the North-West region of Russia.