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New Stage of Designing Port Complex on Novaya Zemlya Implementing Pavlovskoye Field Development
A group of prospectors of VNIPIpromtechnologii, JSC (Engineering Center of the ARMZ Uranium Holding Co./Mining Division of ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation) left for the Yuzhny Island of the Novaya Zemlya Archipelago. There, scientists will gather the necessary data for the design of the above-water part of the port complex in Bezymyannaya Bay.
The port complex is the main infrastructure facility for the construction of the world's northernmost mining enterprise for the extraction and processing of lead-zinc ores. The Pavlovskoye project for the development of the field on the Novaya Zemlya archipelago is being implemented by The First Ore Mining Company, JSC, which is also a subsidiary of the ARMZ Uranium Holding Co. In 2017, the Pavlovskoye project was included in the state program Social and Economic Development of the Arctic Zone of the Russian Federation, which contains provisions on “complexity of conditions for the project’s implementation” and “the necessity of state support for construction of the port complex in Bezymyannaya Bay.”
Engineering surveys for the design of the main underwater part of the port complex were carried out in July 2018. Despite the difficulties of conducting works due to strong wind and waves, soil sampling at the depth of 5 to 35 m was executed within the established time.
The structure of the above-water part of the port includes universal mooring, breakwaters and a complex of buildings - warehouses, repair workshops and administrative and amenity buildings. Future port workers will live in a shift camp located 20 km away from the shore, directly next to the field.
In order to accurately lay the designed objects over the terrain, scientists will use a high-precision satellite geodetic device. They will also carry out analyzes of drinking water from possible nearby water intakes, take samples of soils and make measurements of background indicators.
“The general contractor VNIPIpromtechnologii, JSC has a rich experience in design, which gives us confidence in the quality and timely implementation of the project,” notes Alexander Lukin, Director General of The First Ore Mining Company, JSC.