Construction of machinery repair shop commences at port Bronka (photo)
Construction of a machinery repair shop has commenced at the Marine Multipurpose Complex Bronka (MMPK Bronka, Big Port St. Petersburg), says the project investor and developer Fenix LLC.
The ground floor of the three-floored building will accommodate the turning and welding shops as well as an electrical repair shop. The administrative zone will occupy the other two floors.
The building with the total area of 2,400 square meters will have a zone to service the port’s production facilities. The repair zone covering 1,700 square meters will be equipped with a 16-tonne bridge crane.
The Marine Multipurpose Complex Bronka (MMPK Bronka) is being built on the southern shore of the Gulf of Finland, where the Dam and the Ring Road border the territory of Lomonosov. The Bronka Complex will comprise three specialized facilities: a container terminal encompassing 107 hectares, the Ro-Ro terminal of 57 ha and a logistics center of 42 ha. Container terminal will have 1.176 m-long quay wall (including 5 berths). The length of Ro-Ro terminal's dock line will be 630 meters (3 berths). After completion of Bronka Phase 1 its capacity will reach 1.45 million TEUs and 260,000 units of Ro-Ro cargoes. In future the MMPK Bronka expansion will help increase the facility's container throughput to 1.9 million TEUs. Upon completion of the port's construction and dredging to the design mark of 14,4 meters in 2015 MMPK Bronka will be able to accommodate post-Panamax containerships and the ferries of Finnstar class.
Implementation of the Bronka project is expected to generate 2,300 jobs at its marine terminals alone.
The launch of MMPK Bronka operations is scheduled for September 2015.