A project on construction of a deepwater multipurpose reloading port complex – Primorsky Multipurpose Reloading Complex – is being actively developed in Leningrad region. The project was presented at the exhibition stand of Leningrad region at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
The estimated volume of investments in the project comes to 90.6 billion rubles. The project is being implemented in Vyborgsky district of Leningrad region within the strategy of redirecting Russian foreign trade cargo from the seaports of the Baltic Sea to the seaports of the Russian Federation. Port capacities of Primorsky Multipurpose Reloading Complex are planned to be commissioned by 2022. Project cargo turnover at the phase of complete development will come to 70 million tonnes per year.
Terminals of the complex will provide 3,150 new jobs. Training of highly qualified specialists for the project is included in the agreement signed by the Committee on Labour and Employment of Leningrad Region and Primorsky Multipurpose Reloading Complex.
Besides, an agreement on strategic partnership was signed by CEO of Primorsky Multipurpose Reloading Complex Andrey Sizov and CEO of Seaport of Rostock Dr. Gernot Tasch in participation of the Minister-President of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Manuela Schwesig and the Governor of Leningrad region Alexander Drozdenko during St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. Representatives of the Russian and the German ports are developing together a feasibility study of organization of marine transportation of bulk cargo.
Since 2017 the project has been receiving support of Economic Development Agency of Leningrad Region in terms of compliance of town planning documentation with the requirements of the project, assistance in interaction with regional and federal authorities concerning implementation of the project, connection to engineering networks and creation of a port special economic zone in the territory of Primorsky urban settlement of Leningrad region.