On April 13, Delo Group and Atomenergoprom, which consolidates the civil assets of Rosatom State Corporation, signed an agreement on the implementation of joint measures to facilitate the transition of logistics terminals to the use of low-carbon green energy sources at the international exhibition TransRussia-2021.
The agreement was signed by Igor Yakovenko, Chief Executive Officer of Management Company Delo, the parent company of Delo Group, and Ekaterina Lyakhova, Director for Investment and Operational Effectiveness Management of Rosatom.
One of the first steps in the implementation of this agreement provides for supplying wind-generated electricity to Delo’s Black Sea NUTEP Container Terminal and KSK Grain Terminal in Novorossiysk.
Atomenergopromsbyt, part of NovaWind, which is the wind energy division of Rosatom, will be a partner in the new project.
Accoding to the agreement, starting January 1, 2022, the terminals will completely switch to using electricity generated at wind farms.
KSK and NUTEP are the first large port infrastructure facilities in Russia to announce transition to renewable energy.
According to Delo Group, 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 per annum, respectively (compared to traditional sources of electric power).