Client: JSC PhosAgro-Cherepovets  

General contractor: SPETSGIDSTROY LLC

Project schedule: 2014 – 2015

Project brief

Construction of a quay for unloading bulky and heavy equipment driven by the requirement to deliver aggregate assemblies for the construction of a new ammonia production plant from the port of Rotterdam to the JSC PhosAgro-Cherepovets production complex by sea and river transport.

It is planned to construct the quay in the basin of the existing port, which is located on the territory of JSC PhosAgro-Cherepovets.

Work completed to date:

  • Engineering surveys;

  • Project design documentation;

  • Non-state expertise approval granted;

  • Working documentation;

  • Design supervision;

  • Participation in the commissioning of the facility.

All work was conducted in close cooperation with the general contractor, SPETSGIDSTROY LLC (the contract holder).

Main characteristics of the complex for unloading bulky and heavy equipment.

Construction of the following facilities was considered over the course of drawing up the project documentation:

1. Berth for docking design vessels;

2. Operational quay basin to provide safe manoeuvring for design vessels;

3. Technical freight areas:

3.1  Working area for Liebherr LR 1750 cranes;

3.2  Parking and manoeuvre area for loaded trailers;

3.3  Working areas for Liebherr LR 1750 superlift crane;

4. Site for 198,4m approach road;

5. Engineering networks and facilities:

5.1 Water drainage system;

5.2 Cargo area artificial lighting.

Transport vessels

The main type of vessel for transporting bulky and heavy equipment during the navigation period is the “Volga” class of sea-river class dry-cargo vessel.

Vessel type “Volga”

Key features of the project

Extremely tight completion deadlines and the need to deliver the approved construction and production schedule. Constrained working conditions on the territory of a facility in full-time operation.


Project design completed and non-state expertise approval received.

Working documentation drawn up.

Quay constructed and commissioned in strict accordance with the production schedule.

The project was completed in record time - less than 12 months elapsed between work commencing on the design and the completion of construction and entry into service.