A significant proportion of Russia's natural resources is to be found in regions with underdeveloped transport infrastructure. First and foremost we are talking about the Arctic, although parts of Siberia and the Russian Far East can also be considered remote.
Gaining access to these reserves depends directly on logistical capabilities: the cost of transporting the finished product can have a significant impact on the competitiveness and effectiveness of the whole project. Expenditure on transport of equipment for developing the resource and for the building of production facilities must also be taken into account at the planning stage. Above all, planning of how goods and materials will be transported both to the site and from it must be carried out well ahead of time, to avoid schedule overruns.
Planning must always be flexible, with thought given to the region's challenging conditions: the seasonal nature of transport access, the particular challenges of constructing and using winter roads, storage facilities and quays in permafrost conditions. And of course, it is also vital to consider the requirements for operating a fleet along the Northern Sea Route and the rivers of the Arctic.
Morstroytechnology has extensive experience in developing logistics solutions for projects in remote areas, as well as an in-depth understanding of the challenges of construction work and transport operations in Arctic and sub-Arctic conditions.