Over the first 9 months of 2019, investments of Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg JSC (SP SPb) under its development programme exceeded RUB 630 million, 53% more as compared with the same period of 2018. The growth should be attributed to implementation of a large-scale programme on upgrading the port’s equipment and infrastructure.
The bulk of the resources, more than 60%, was allocated for the purchase of new equipment. In particular, the company put into operation two 40-tonne Vityaz cranes, handling equipment of the latest generation. The cranes are intended for operation in different modes involving grabs, hooks, magnets and spreads. Fast replacement of handling devices ensures high performance during simultaneous handling of cargo of various types.
SP SPb acquired several port equipment units: a reachstacker, bucket loaders, a manipulator and five accessories for handling of general and bulk cargo.
Apart from equipment directly involved in loading/unloading operations, SP SPb purchased new ecological equipment: a vacuum cleaning sweeper with water system of dust suppression. It is intended for cleaning of berths and port territory.
As part of infrastructure modernization programme, Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg created a new container handling yard with a capacity of 2,500 TEUs allowing for localization of operations with containerized cargo and, consequently, enhancement of the service quality.
The company also upgraded its railway infrastructure. It completed capital repair of six railway tracks and three track switches. SP SPb put into operation a new railway facility for handling of container trains. The port offers its clients a complete range of container services complying with the standards adopted in the market of comprehensive multimodal services. Besides, a yard for handling of ferrous metal underwent modernization.
As part of a comprehensive programme on modernization of the port’s energy facilities, SP SPb replaced electric power networks in the First District and built new energy facilities. Some of cable lines were replaced in the Second District with designing underway for further renovations.
Creation of an automated informative electric power accounting system has been completed in the port. It will let conduct real-time monitoring of different facilities and working processes as well as plan and analyze efficiency of electric power consumption.