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Anatoly Bobrakov, Deputy Minister of the Russian Federation for the Far East and the Arctic Development: “The Residents of the Russian Arctic Can Aspire to the Entire List of State Support Measures”

30 jun 2022

Anatoly Bobrakov, Deputy Minister of the Russian Federation for the Far East and the Arctic Development, made a working visit to the Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper Mill. In the coming years the power facilities of the enterprise are planned to be converted from coal to natural gas fuel.

Anatoly Bobrakov inspected the operational power capacities of the APPM and discussed the possible variants of state support of the large-scale investment project with the management of the plant.

The APPM has three own sources of energy: TPP-1, TPP-2 and TPP-3. The second and the third power plants supply energy for production needs of the enterprise. TPP-1, the main power generation facility generates thermal and electric power not only for the APPM but provides Novodvinsk with heat and electricity supply as well.

As a part of a large-scale modernization program turbine units are being replaced at TPP-1. At the end of summer a new turbine unit №7 manufactured by the Ural Turbine Plant will be put into commercial operation. The plans for the coming years include the replacement of turbine units №6 and №8

In a separate development it is planned to connect the APPM to the main gas pipeline – the conversion of the power plant from coal to natural gas and decommissioning of the physically outdated boiler equipment from service will allow to sharply reduce environmental load, operating costs, to increase economical efficiency and operational reliability of the boilers and also to increase electric power generation.

“When implementing this large-scale project we are counting on state support. Signed on June, 16 at the St. Petersburg International Economic Summit the four-way agreement for the strategic partnership between the Russian Ministry for the Far East and the Arctic Development, the state development institution – the Corporation for the Far East and the Arctic Development, the Government of the Arkhangelsk region and the Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper Mill will serve as the basis for the project implementation”, Victor Ikonnikov, Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Arkhangelsk region, commented on the situation.  

“For the successful and timely implementation of the investment projects the resident enterprises of the Russian Arctic can freely use all available measures of state support including infrastructure, tax incentives, a significant reduction of insurance fees, and an interest rate subsidization program. We are ready to provide the necessary assistance within the framework of the existing measures and promptly respond to the investor requests, refine the mechanisms and instruments of state support”, noted Anatoly Bobrakov, Deputy Minister of the Russian Federation for the Far East and the Arctic Development, during his working visit.

The project includes three main stages:

• replacement of the technological equipment of the power complex with the transition from coal to natural gas

• rebuilding of the press section of the conveying-loading line at the pulp production

• rebuilding of paper machine №6.

As a result of modernization it is planned to increase production capacities for the market pulp production by 18 thousand tons per year (8%) and for paper production – by 12 thousand tons per year (60%).

Besides production performance the enterprise power conversion from coal to natural gas will make a positive effect not only in the environmental sphere. Thus, the annual reduction of gross pollutant emissions into the atmospheric air will be about 23 thousand tons due to emissions reduction of coal ashes, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, fuel oil ashes and soot The annual reduction in gross wastewater discharges due to the termination of suspended solids discharge from the slag and ash dump will be about 192 tons. The need for waste disposal in the quantity of 138 thousand tons at slug and ash dump will no longer exist.

“The Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper Mill continues the previously planned investment projects including such large-scale ones as the conversion of power generation to gas. The cost of all activities only at the first stage exceeds 11 billion roubles. We are currently making calculations on the second and the third stages. We consider the working visit of Anatoly Bobrakov, Deputy Minister of the Russian Federation, to the plant to be a concrete step for the implementation of large-scale plans for the APPM modernization”, said Oleg Gubin, Finance Director of the Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper Mill JSC.

The complete conversion of the power facilities of the Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper Mill to natural gas is planned to be finished in 2028.