Investor: MCC EuroChem JSC

Client: EuroChem Terminal Ust-Luga LLC

Project schedule: 2016-2020

Project brief

MCC EuroChem JSC is a major producer of mineral fertilizers. In order to export its products, including those from the Usolskiy potash plant, the company requires a sea port terminal.

Work completed to date

Morstroytechnology has carried out the following work for this facility:

  • pre-design studies
  • engineering survey work
  • design and estimate documentation

All necessary expertise approvals have been received, and draughting of working documentation for the facility is ongoing.

Main project characteristics

The terminal will be located in the northern part of the port of Ust-Luga. The majority of the construction site is located on an artificial land plot created in 2011-2012.

Transshipment cargo type: nitrogen-phosphorus and potash fertilizers, phosphates.

Maximum design vessel deadweight: 70,000 DWT.

The design documentation envisages 3 stages for the development of the terminal:

Stage 1 - transshipment of 1m tonnes of fertilizer in containers. For this purpose, the 280m long berth 1 and an open storage area are under construction. Railway and sea cargo fronts will be built, along with an administrative building with a checkpoint and repair workshops, and the operational basin of ​​berth 1 will be dredged.

Stage 2 will see the addition of bulk fertilizer transshipment, with a total cargo turnover of 4.4m tonnes. As part of stage 2, the 295m long berth 2 will be built, along with rail cargo front 2, a covered warehouse for the temporary storage of shiploads of mineral fertilizers, and a transport and conveyor system. Dredging of the operational basin of ​​berth 2 is also planned.

In stage 3, the traffic in containers will reduce, the export of fertilizers in bulk will increase, and the import of raw materials for fertilizers will be added. The total cargo turnover will be approximately 5.5m tonnes. Stage 3 also incorporates the construction of a conveyor loading gallery at berth 2, covered storage area 2, as well as a transport and conveyor system.

Key features of the project

It is planned to commission the facility gradually as each construction stage is completed. If necessary, it will be possible to build a third berth and increase the capacity to 7m tonnes.

The project’s design solutions enable the most efficient use of the area allotted for ​​the terminal.

To reinforce the existing shore protection, a method using ground anchors was employed.