Elegest coal deposit

The Elegest coal deposit is the largest undeveloped coal deposit in Russia. The creation of a mining and processing plant there will satisfy the Russian metallurgical industry’s long-term demand for coking coal, and the quality of the coal will ensure that the concentrate will be in demand in Asia-Pacific markets.

Main characteristics:

Total area of 84 km2

Volume of balance reserves of 855 million t

Coal concentrate output of 15 million t per year

Elegest–Kyzyl–Kuragino Railroad

At a length of 410 km, the Elegest–Kyzyl–Kuragino railway is the largest railway in the history of modern Russia: 120 km will run through the Tyva Republic and the remaining 290 km will go through Krasnoyarsk Krai. This railway line will be the first step in fully developing the Elegest deposit, with its unique coking coal reserves, and it will connect Tuva with the Trans-Siberian Railway.

Main characteristics:

Length: 410 km

Number of bridges: 127

Number of tunnels: 8

Total volume of freight traffic: 15 million t/year

Coal Port Terminal in Khabarovsk Krai

The coal port terminal in Khabarovsk Krai is a key component of the logistics of the Far East project. It will ensure the export of coal to Asia-Pacific countries.

Main characteristics:

Area of the terminal: 100 ha

Terminal capacity: over 15 million t of coal/year

Bridge over the Amur River near the cities of Blagoveshchensk (Amur Oblast, Russian Federation) and Heihe (Heilongjiang Province, China)

The Blagoveshchensk–Heihe Bridge is the first automobile bridge between Russia and China, and construction is being carried out simultaneously by the two governments. The total length of the bridge is 1080 m, with the length of the Russian part 540 m.

This bridge will reduce logistics costs, establish year-round transport links between Russia and China, and increase trade between the two countries.

Railway Bridge over the Amur River near the Settlement of Nizhneleninsky (Jewish Autonomous Oblast, Russia) and Tongjiang (Heilongjiang Province, China)

The Nizhneleninsky–Tongjiang bridge is the first railway bridge crossing the Russian–Chinese border. Its total length is 2209 m, 309 m of which is being built by Russia. Its most interesting design feature is its two tracks: it is designed for the alternating passage of trains along tracks with different gauges: a width of 1520 mm for Russian rolling stock and 1435 mm for Chinese.

The projected capacity of the bridge is 21 million t of cargo per year. The bridge will significantly reduce the delivery time for Russian products to China, as well as to other countries in Southeast Asia.

Baikal Railway Tunnel

The new Baikal tunnel, located on the border between Irkutsk Oblast and Buryatia, is the most important modernization project for the Baikal-Amur Mainline and the Trans-Siberian Railway. At a length of 6682 m, the bridge will almost double throughput capacity on the Lena–Severobaikalsk section from 15 to 25 pairs of trains, or from 13.2 million t of cargo to 32.4 million t. The first train is scheduled to travel through the tunnel in 2019.

Okskaya ulitsa–Nizhegorodkaya ulitsa section of the Nekrasovskaya line of the Moscow metro

This project includes a double-track distillation tunnel in the Okskaya ulitsa–Stakhanovskaya ulitsa section, and tunneling is currently ongoing in the Stakhanovskaya ulitsa– Nizhegorodkaya ulitsa section of the Nekrasovskaya line. The total length of the two tunnels is 3.336 km, and the temporary technical buildings and structures necessary to dig them are also being built.

The completion of construction is scheduled for 2019. The launch of the Nekrasovskaya metro line will reduce the flow of passengers on the Tagansko–Krasnopresnenskaya line, which is the busiest line, and significantly improve high-speed transportation services for the residents of several neighborhoods in southeast Moscow.

Reconstructing Infrastructure in the Sakhalin Region: From 1067-mm to 1520-mm track

Since 2017, large-scale work has been carried out in Sakhalin to rebuild an extended section of the Far Eastern Railway from a track gauge of 1067 to 1520 mm. Unique and unprecedented in its geographical distribution, the project involves the reconstruction of 53 artificial structures. This work will increase the volume of cargo and transfer the supply of coal from automobile roads to railroads, which are more suitable for the job.