Transport Infrastructure, Electricity and Fuel Supply, and Communications

 

Peschanka Deposit

Location of the Project Components

Baimka Mine and Processing Plant

Marshalling Yard near Pevek

Transport Infrastructure, Electricity and Fuel Supply, and Communications

Environmental and Social Impact Assessment

Key Environmental and Social Impacts

Information for stakeholders

   

Transport infrastructure: goods will be transported to the mine and processing plant site by truck. There is currently no permanent road connection to the Peschanka deposit. There is a long-term state plan to develop a permanent road from Magadan to Anadyr, which will pass close to the main Project site.  A connecting road from the mine to that new road would then be etsabslihed. It is assumed that the permanent road to Pevek and the connection to the mine and processing plant site would be completed by the start of operations of the processing facility. During the construction phase the Project will use winter roads for access.

The Project includes an aerodrome for transportation of shift personnel to the mine and processing plant site during construction and operations. An on-site helicopter pad will be established to provide emergency evacuation to Bilibino until the aerodrome is operational.

Two electrical utilities are planned to supply electricity to the proposed mine and processing plant site: a 220 kV transmission line from Magadan and a 110 kV transmission line from Pevek. In addition, there will be an emergency diesel generator system at the mine site.

Fuel supply: diesel fuel will be transported from Pevek by tanker truck to tanks located adjacent to the mine operations complex area.

The communications system will comprise a site-wide fibre optic network with a link to Magadan by a digital trunked radio channel; and a plant wide business LAN complete with Voice-Over-Internet-Protocol (VOIP) telephone. The plant site will have Wi-Fi and LTE coverage.