Port Elga coal terminal

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Port Elga coal terminal is a proposed coal-handling facility near the village of Chumikan in Khabarovsk Krai, Russia.

As of 2022, the project is under construction.[1]


The map below shows the approximate location where the terminal would be built, near the village of Chumikan, where on the Udskaya Bay of the Sea of Okhotsk,

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At the end of 2020, A-Property acquired full ownership of the Elga coal complex and began exploring new infrastructure for exporting the coal to Asia.[2] It initially considered constructing a coal terminal with a capacity of 30 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) at Dalniy Port, but postponed its plans after steep local opposition.

In the summer of 2021, reports emerged that A-Property planned to construct a coal terminal near the village of Chumikan on the Sea of ​​Okhotsk, as well as a 500 km railroad connecting the Elga coal deposit to the terminal. Together, the two pieces of infrastructure would allow A-Property to export 30 mtpa of coal.[3] The project was expected to cost US$2.5-3 billion, with work on the project beginning in 2024.[4] Experts estimated that the project could pay for itself within ten years if at least 22.5 million tons are sent annually via the railroad and terminal.[5]

According to experts, navigation conditions in Chumikan and its environs are the most difficult in the Khabarovsk Territory. Navigation begins only in late June - early July and lasts two to three months. The area is frequently clogged with ice and has very strong tides. As a result, there are currently no ports in the Chumikan area. A project spokesperson said that the port would be located approximately 25 km north of the village on a rocky outcropping, where the sea is deeper and more easily navigable.[6]

Project Details

  • Owner: A-Property
  • Location: Chumakin, Khabarovsk Krai, Russia
  • Coal Capacity: 30 million tonnes per annum
  • Status: Proposed
  • Type: Exports
  • Source of Coal:

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