Delo Group, the largest transport and logistics holding in Russia, and Atomenergoprom, which consolidates the civil assets of ROSATOM, on April 13, 2021 as part of the international exhibition TransRussia-2021 signed an agreement on the implementation of joint measures aimed to facilitate the transition of logistics terminals to the use of low-carbon green energy sources. (Logo quoted from Delo Group's website)
One of the first steps in the implementation of this agreement provides for the organization of the supply of electricity generated from wind energy to the largest terminals in the Azov-Black Sea region of Russia NUTEP Container Terminal and KSK Grain Terminal in Novorossiysk (part of DeloPorts, the Group's stevedore asset).
Atomenergopromsbyt (part of NovaWind - the wind energy division of Rosatom State Corporation) was the partner in the new project.
The contractual relationship establishes that from January 1, 2022, the terminals will completely switch to the use of electricity generated at wind farms.
KSK and NUTEP became the first large port infrastructure facilities in Russia to announce the transition to the use of renewable energy.
The annual throughput of NUTEP is 700 thousand TEUs, the container throughput of the terminal in 2020 reached 487 thousand TEUs. The share of NUTEP in the container turnover of the Azov-Black Sea basin is 61%, in Russia - 9%. The terminal's clients are the largest international lines. The throughput capacity of the KSK Grain Terminal is 6 million tons per year (after the completion of the reconstruction in 2021 - up to 7 million tons), in 2020 the terminal handled more than 5.1 million tons of grain. The share of KSK in the Russian grain export in 2020 reached 12%.
The «green port» project will allow the use of electricity production based on low-carbon green energy sources (RES) for the purpose of facilitating exports from the Russian Federation with minimal CO2 emissions. It will affect the reduction in NUTEP and KSK's calculated indicators for reporting indirect emissions greenhouse gas emissions (Scope 2) and other indirect carbon emissions (Scope 3) for their customers. Depending on the methodology adopted by the European Union, the indicators can reduce the value of the «carbon tax» on exports to the European Union for Russian exporters.
According to NovaWind, the potential reduction in CO2 emissions due to the transition to the use of wind energy according to NUTEP and KSK will reach 6.8 and 5.7 thousand tons of CO2 / year, respectively (in relation to traditional sources of electrical energy, provided that natural gas).