Riga Coal Terminal

From Global Energy Monitor

The Riga Coal Terminal is at Riga Free Port in Riga, Latvia.

Riga Port is also the site of the Strek Terminal, which handles coal.

Location

The terminal is located along the River Daugava, which drains into the Gulf of Riga, an arm of the Baltic Sea.

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Background

Riga Coal Terminal is a joint venture between Riga Commercial Port LLC and MIR TRADE AG, a large exporter of Russian coal.[1][2] The coal terminal has annual capacity of ten million tonnes.[3]

On September 19, 2014, a memorandum of strategic cooperation was signed between Riga Coal Terminal and China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) to increase cargo turnover in Riga port by 2018. The amount of expansion is not specified.[1]

Project Details

  • Operator: Riga Commercial Port LLC, MIR TRADE AG
  • Location: Riga, Latvia
  • Annual Coal Capacity (tonnes): 10 million
  • Proposed Coal Capacity (tonnes): TBD
  • Status: Operating
  • Type: Exports (to US and western Europe)
  • Source of Coal: Russia

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