Port of Indiga

From Global Energy Monitor

Port of Indiga is a proposed deep-water, ice-free coal terminal which would be located in Cape Rumyanichny, in the Nenets Autonomous Okrug (NAO), Russia.


The map below shows the location of Cape Rumanichny, the approximate location where the Port of Indiga would be built. The bay of Indiga, the original proposed site for the port, is located approximately 50 km to the east.

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In 2019, Russian businessman Roman Trotsenko announced that design work had begun for a port on Russia's Arctic coast. The port would contain a coal terminal with a capacity of 30 million tonnes per annum (mtpa), along with oil and LNG terminals, a universal transhipment complex, and specialized berths. Initially, the port was planned to be located in Indiga Bay, near the town of Indiga. Construction was planned to begin in 2021, with 80 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) of capacity entering operation in 2025, potentially increasing to 120 mtpa by 2035. The Indiga seaport development project was being developed by the AEON Infrastructure Corporation. The total project cost was estimated at 300 billion rubles (approximately US$4.5 billion), with 2/3 of that amount going toward railroad construction.[1][2]

In January 2021, AEON announced that it had selected Cape Rumyanichny for the site of the port, approximately 50 km west of Indiga Bay. At this time, construction was expected to begin in 2023.[3] In September 2021, the construction start date was pushed back to the second half of 2024, which means the commercial operation date will likely be later than 2025. The postponement was associated with many difficulties, including permafrost, ice and bad weather conditions.[4]

According to several media reports from July - August 2023, it will be possible to fast forward the project due to the special regime for transhipment projects, where the terminal will be able to begin transhipment from vessels in the summer, which will make delivery along the Northern Sea Route more profitable. The first phase of the project also envisages a terminal with capacity of 8.6 million tonnes per annum, mostly handling coal.[5][6] Later on the overall capacity will increase to 80 million tonnes per annum.[7][6][5] Although not mentioned, it is assumed that the target capacity for the coal terminal remains at 30 mtpa.

Project Details

  • Owner: AEON Infrastructure Corporation
  • Parent: AEON Infrastructure Corporation
  • Location: Cape Rumyanichny, Nenets Autonomous Okrug (NAO), Russia
  • Proposed Coal Capacity: 8.6 Mtpa (Phase 1), 21.4 Mtpa (Further expansion)
  • Status: Proposed
  • Start Year:
  • Type: Exports
  • Source of Coal:
  • Project Cost: 300 billion rubles (approximately US$4.5 billion)
  • Financing for expansion:

Articles and Resources


  1. Роман Троценко начал проектировать порт «Индига», Vedomosti, Sep. 5, 2019
  2. Порт Индига, Arctic Russia, Accessed November 2021
  3. Строительство порта Индига в НАО планируется начать в 2023 году – Роман Троценко, Port News, Jan. 26, 2021
  4. Строительство порта Индига в НАО может начаться во второй половине 2024 года, TASS, Sep. 8, 2021
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Инвестор ускорит реализацию проекта порта Индига". tass.ru. July 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Грузовая база порта Индига (НАО) подтверждена на уровне 67 млн тонн". portnews.ru. August 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. "РЕАЛИЗАЦИЯ ПЕРВОГО ЭТАПА СОЗДАНИЯ ПОРТА В ИНДИГЕ НАЧНЁТСЯ УЖЕ В ЭТОМ ГОДУ". nao24.ru. July 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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