Russian Government has approved a comprehensive plan for the development of the Arkhangelsk transport hub until 2035
The Ministry of Transport of Russia has been assigned the responsibility for implementing the plan.2 October 2023
The Russian Government is persisting in its efforts to develop infrastructure in the Arctic zone for the North Sea Route—a crucial transport corridor of national and global significance. The comprehensive plan for the development of the Arkhangelsk transport hub until 2035 was signed off by Mikhail Mishustin, Chairman of the Russian Government. This is what the press service of the Arkhangelsk Regional Government reported.
The construction of the terminal and deep-sea marine area will be carried out in several stages.
By 2024, potential investors and the Arkhangelsk Region government are expected to formulate an investment declaration for the Federal Agency for Sea and Inland Water Transport (Rosmorrechflot) to review. The completion of design documentation and the commencement of construction are projected for 2025–2026. The commissioning of both the new terminal and the deep-water section of the Arkhangelsk seaport is planned for 2031.
The document also mandates an examination of the viability of constructing and refurbishing coastal infrastructure in Arkhangelsk. A substantial portion of the plan is dedicated to the modernisation of the icebreaker fleet and ice-class vessels. Another major part of the plan involves initiatives for the enhancement of rail and road infrastructure.
The plan also encompasses measures for the advancement of engineering infrastructure, digitalisation, navigation safety in the Arkhangelsk transport hub's waters and the development of its workforce and scientific capabilities.