Vladivostok Nakhodka Vostochny Port Highway segment opened to traffic

25/08/16  

Transstroymekhanizatsiya (TSM), a Mostotrest subsidiary, has completed reconstruction and construction of a segment of the Vladivostok - Nakhodka - Vostochny Port Highway, a part of the Primorye-1 Transport Corridor, under the project «Construction of the Km 0 – Km 18+500 Segment of the Vladivostok - Nakhodka - Vostochny Port Highway in the Primorsky Territory. Startup Facilities 2 and 3». The reconstruction project has created a system of modern automobile approaches to key ports of the Far East region.

The reconstructed road segment is located in the Artyomovsky District of the Primorsky Territory and is the main transport artery of the southern Far East. The road is part of the transport hub linking such major Russian ports as Vladivostok, Nakhodka and Vostochny, and is part of the Primorye-1 International Transport Corridor.

As part of Startup Facilities 2 and 3, TSM has upgraded the existing road segment starting from km 3.5. Specifically, the Company has built a new four-lane Class 1B highway with a roadway width of 15 meters, as well as 4 bridges, 4 overpasses and 2 split-level traffic interchanges. The road was built using modern technologies, including cement concrete pavement. Stipulated maximum traffic speed on the segment: 110 km/h; allowable load: 11.5 t per axle, which is particularly important for freight. In August 2012, the km 0 – km 3.5 segment was commissioned as part of Startup Facility 1.

Reconstruction was carried out under difficult conditions, with traffic switching and construction of a significant number of temporary road and railroad bypasses. The height of traffic interchange embankments in some areas exceeded 20 meters, requiring special technology and compliance with relevant standards. Cement concrete pavement of acceleration and deceleration lanes required special road-building equipment and workforce qualifications. The project was complex from the engineering standpoint and involved construction and rearrangement of utilities such as power and telecommunication cables, heating networks and sewage systems.

To improve the project quality, TSM applied new technologies and materials, including, among others, monolithic and reinforced concrete pavement of Grade B35 cement concrete (Btb 4.4 Class). The pavement is composed of several layers, including additional layers with antifreeze, draining and insulating functions. Subject to proper maintenance, its use increases durability of the road to 25 years of service life without repair. Other benefits of this type of pavement include cost efficiency, ease of operation and high endurance. Pavement work is almost fully mechanized with the use of Gomaco and Wirtgen concreting equipment.

New types of road pavement are highly relevant for the Primorsky Territory existing road network with its asphaltic concrete pavement. Built in the 1950s-1980s, the Class 4 road network is unable to withstand the stresses of today's freight transport flow converging from all over Russia, as well as from the Chinese border, to the ports of Vladivostok and Vostochny.

The Vladivostok - Nakhodka - Vostochny Port Highway segment reconstruction project was a significant step in the development of the Far Eastern region. Its implementation will contribute to an increase in freight and passenger traffic, as well as an increase in throughput and optimization of transit traffic on the segment. The entire route in the future will link together the three major ports of Vladivostok, Nakhodka and Vostochny, as well as the southern regions of Primorye, and will provide access to the federal highway A370 «Ussuri» Khabarovsk-Vladivostok. The project is equally important to the neighboring People's Republic of China, as it will provide its northeastern provinces with access to Russian ports.

NOTES TO EDITORS

Transstroymekhanizatsiya (S) is a PJSC Mostotrest subsidiary. The company is engaged in construction and reconstruction of transport infrastructure, such as roads and airports. TSM operates in the Central, Southern and Far Eastern federal districts of Russia, is a key contractor for the construction of segments of the Moscow – Saint Petersburg Highway and reconstruction of the M-11 «Narva» Highway, is currently implementing the Sheremetyevo, Ufa, Rostov-on-Don, Nizhniy Novgorod, Khabarovsk and Norilsk reconstruction projects, as well as construction and reconstruction of the M-4 «Don», M-9 «Baltic» and M-10 «Russia» highways.

Mostotrest is a major, diversified infrastructure construction company, with an established presence in all core and related market segments, and a participant in Russia’s first public-private partnership projects. According to EMBS Group, an independent industry consultancy, in 2015 Mostotrest held a 13.9% share of the total Russian transport infrastructure construction market.

Mostotrest’s core competences include construction and reconstruction of bridges, roads and other transport infrastructure facilities; provision of road maintenance, repair and operating services. In 2012, Mostotrest also entered a new segment: management of road concessions.

The company was established in 1930 as a developer of complex and oversized bridges.

Mostotrest is currently participating in the implementation of a number of complex transport infrastructure development projects, such as construction of the Section 4 (km 208 km 258) and Section 6 (km 334 – km 543) of the M-11“Moscow St Petersburg” Toll Highway, construction and reconstruction of segments of the M-4 “Don” highway, construction of Kerch Bridge.

Mostotrest Ownership Structure:

· 94.2%: OJSC TFK-Finance;

· 5.8%: free float.

For more detailed Company information, please visit www.mostotrest.ru