Heading North: Russia Thawing One and a Half Century Project

In Russia, they decided to revive the project, which is already more than a century and a half. This is a port in the village of Indiga, Nenets Autonomous Okrug. All project documentation should be ready by the end of this year, and construction will begin in 2021.


For the first time, the idea of ​​building a port on the shores of the Barents Sea was discussed after the Crimean War in 1853. Then the project was remembered exactly on the eve of the collapse of the Russian Empire. And, finally, in 1938 they started talking about him in the Soviet Union, but things didn’t go further than good wishes.

But why did they return to the idea of ​​building a port for many decades? The thing is that the village of Indiga is located in a very interesting place. The depth near the coast in the local bay reaches 18 meters, which allows receiving tankers up to 100 thousand tons. At the same time, ships will not need costly escort of icebreakers, since the influence of the warm Gulf Stream spreads here. As a result, the port in this place could become the starting point for the Northern Sea Route.

But there is a serious snag. You can get to the village only by water or by air. Therefore, in order for the construction of the port to make sense, the railway needed to be brought to the village of Indiga, and this is more than 1000 km of tracks in extremely difficult polar conditions. There were 2 relevant projects: Barentscom and Belkomur. However, the state did not have resources for the construction of such highways at that time.

Today the situation has changed dramatically. Existing ports in Russia can not cope with the flow of goods. Therefore, over the past few years we have been rapidly building new and modernizing old harbors. But with the current growth in production, we still do not have time and we have to use the services of neighbors from the Baltic states.

That is why the one and a half century project today has become more than relevant. The port has received the prospect of self-sufficiency even taking into account the construction of the aforementioned railway tracks. In addition, at the end of last year, the government supported the construction of both highways.

Thus, a unique port in the village of Indiga can be built within 5-7 years. This construction will become another growth point for our North, and will also contribute to the further development of foreign trade. In turn, the inhabitants of Indigo cut off from the outside world and the settlements adjacent to the new railways will receive a new life.

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  1. Anchonsha Offline Anchonsha
    Anchonsha (Anchonsha) 17 January 2020 12: 22
    +1
    It is necessary to build, this is not only a transport hub, but also the emergence of a new large settlement with working hands.
  2. Nick Offline Nick
    Nick (Nikolai) 18 January 2020 12: 01
    +2
    Well done guy! With such a disease is engaged in a useful affair. Didn’t hesitate, like some on this site.
  3. Bitter Offline Bitter
    Bitter (Gleb) 18 January 2020 22: 51
    +1
    ... finally, in 1938 they started talking about him in the Soviet Union, but things didn’t go further than good wishes.

    Perhaps the "egg-box" was simply preserved for posterity?

    That is why the one and a half century project today has become more than relevant

    Is the project going on for a century and a half? Or just the idea of ​​a century and a half ago?

    The port has received the prospect of self-sufficiency even taking into account the construction of the aforementioned railway tracks.

    Optimization and industrialization of the exchange of "skins" for "beads" continues.
    Self-supporting due to what? Pumping irreplaceable resources? Doubtful lesson.
    Has nothing dipped in the taiga yet? Or is it just a topic of little interest?
  4. Wild places, dreary ....
    1. Bitter Offline Bitter
      Bitter (Gleb) 19 January 2020 16: 46
      +1
      I agree. Better to declare them a national reserve for 100 years and prohibit any "effective" development there. Security only needs to be organized in such a way that no one disagrees.
  5. aries2200 Offline aries2200
    aries2200 (aries) 21 January 2020 16: 05
    +1
    in 1938 they started talking about him in the Soviet Union, however, things didn’t go further than good wishes ................

    Here it is. The ideas and plans of the act of Joseph Vissarionovich are great, even confirmed by the liberal government. Liberals are Trotskyists according to Joseph Stalin, and he fought with them, destroyed ... Well done leader! Unlike political impotent people in modern Russia.
  6. Valentine Offline Valentine
    Valentine (Valentin) 17 February 2020 10: 51
    +2
    In addition, another northern Megaproject is developing - the development of the Taimyr underground ocean from oil and gas condensate, in the area of ​​the seaport of Dudinka, and + not yet developed, but already discovered deposits of almost all elements of the periodic table in the Norilsk area, and the port of Dudinka is its gate to the NSR. And one more + for the construction of the railway. messages Salekhard-Dudinka-Norilsk ..... This is where thousands of human hands will be needed to implement all these projects, and it will take a lot of money, but what do these pieces of paper mean when the return after commissioning of all these facilities will pay off a hundredfold, and many times, if only everything was done wisely, analyzed, weighed and implemented, because we have the whole North, Siberia and the Far East - an unplowed field, and if we do not do all this, others who are already ready to tear Russia apart .... Guys, remember our Komsomol-youth construction projects "BAM", "Sayano-Shushenskaya HPP", "VAZ", "KAMAZ", etc., what was then the labor impulse, enthusiasm, enthusiasm, desire to be pioneers and pioneers, and now ... now nobody needs it, the priorities have changed in the country - work for business, trade for speculation, thieves and swindlers have become corrupt officials, oligarchs and bankers, and you involuntarily wonder if we have discovered in vain " iron curtain "so that the child has a mother male?
    1. Georgievic Offline Georgievic
      Georgievic (Georgievic) 16 March 2020 13: 17
      -2
      It's too late to drink "Borjomi" when the kidneys have fallen off!