FSUE “Rosmorport has completed work on the modernization of two berths in the seaport of Pevek, carried out for two years. The berths can accept vessels with a draft of up to 8.6 m. Commissioning of the facilities is planned until the end December 2021. Mr. Viktor Bochkarev, director of Chukotka Autonomous District industrial policy department, reported it.
The estimated cargo turnover of the Pevek seaport will be 800 thousand tons per year. It is the northernmost seaport in Russia, located in the Chaunskaya Bay of the East Siberian Sea. Pevek is open for entry of all classes of ships during the summer navigation, processing cargo for the “Northern delivery” operation which ensures the vital activities of the Chaunsky and Bilibinsky districts of Chukotka, a region that does not have a railway connection and highways. Since September 2019, the world’s first floating nuclear thermal power plant (FNPP) “Akademik Lomonosov» is basing in the port of Pevek.
October 14, 2021, PortNews
The icebreaker “Captain Khlebnikov” left the port of Vladivostok on October 6 on an expedition to deliver personnel and cargo to the Russian Antarctic research station “Vostok”. The icebreaker with 114 passengers and scientific personnel as well as 52 crewmembers onboard will travel about 7,500 miles to Tala Bay (Antarctica). The ship will return to the seaport of Vladivostok this December.
“Captain Khlebnikov” was taken over by FSUE “Rosmorport” in 2016. In September-December 2018, it operated a series of voyages with passengers from the seaport of Ushuaia (Argentina) to Snow Hill Island (Antarctica) under an agreement with “Quark Expeditions”. In July-September 2019, it performed a series of cruises with passengers from the seaport of Anadyr to Wrangel Island under an agreement with “Heritage Expeditions”.
The inland Antarctic station “Vostok” (“East”) was opened in December 1957. It has gone through two renovations and three conservations. As it is worn out by 90% and covered with snow in places, the comprehensive renovation of the facility is underway. The aerodynamic shape of the modules of the new wintering complex will protect against snow drifts, a complex insulation system is installed in the 650 mm thick walls, the windows are equipped with pressure drop compensators, and the engineering systems are protected from freezing. The lowest air temperature on the planet (-89.2 ° С) was recorded at the” Vostok” station. For almost 10 months a year, the facility operates autonomously – it is impossible to get here either by land or by air.