Bovanenkovo - Sabetta railway line

Client: Government of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District

General contractor: VIS Group

On December 2015, an Agreement on public-private partnership for construction and operation of new non-public railway line Bovanenkovo – Sabetta had been signed. The Government of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District (Public Partner) and “VIS TransStroy” LLC (Private Partner) were the parties of the Agreement.

Under the terms of the Agreement, at the own expenses and borrowed funds “VIS TransStroy” LLC is to carry out the development of working design documentation and construction of the railway line. Upon the completion, Private Partner is to carry out the technical and commercial operation of established transport infrastructure. At the end of 2036, the railway line is to be put in the possession of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District.

Bovanenkovo - Sabetta non-public railway line will be the final point linking The Northern Latitudinal Railway called “Arctic’s energy” (Obskaya-2 – Salekhard – Nadym – Pangody – Novy Urengoy – Korotchaevo) and the Northern Sea Route. Its length will be up to 170 km. The capacity of new railway line in the fifth year of operation will be 7 million tons; in the 10th year of operation - 14 million tons. There is also long-term development, in which capacity can be increased up to 35 million tons of goods per year.

The railway line will be built in a single-track performance, but there is also roadbed dumping for a promising second path provided. Track width is standard – 1520 mm; the movement will be carried out on diesel traction. Estimated maximum speed of freight and passenger trains will be 50 km/h.

The project includes not only the construction of the railway line, but also an extensive related infrastructure - reception and dispatch sorting parks, junction station, locomotive depot, shift systems, passenger platforms and a railway station in the station of Sabetta. Large complex of environmental protection measures and special safety requirements of transport infrastructure are also provided.

The project should contribute to the development of mineral resource base of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District, Polar Urals, Western Siberia and the Arctic, as well as the development of the Yamal transport infrastructure.

In 2017, Bovanenkovo - Sabetta railway construction project was granted ROSINFRA national award in "The best PPP project in the transoprt sector" nomination.