A large-scale cold store built by fishing and processing company Dobroflot is now 90% complete and scheduled to be commissioned in the first quarter of 2022.
Located in Bolshoi Kamen in the Primorski territory, the 9000 square metre cold store will have capacity for around 15,000 tonnes of frozen production at -25°C.
The cold store is a 1.3 billion ruble investment by Dobroflot.
The company sees this as a much needed facility that also provides the conditions needed for a seafood processing cluster to be established in the region.
The facility is located close to docks, providing efficient logistics and maintaining the continuity of the cold chain both when transporting raw materials to the Dobroflot onshore processing plants in the Primorsky Territory, and when delivering seafood products to the central regions of Russia.
‘The concept of the project for the creation of logistics and fish processing clusters in the city of Bolshoy Kamen presents an integrated approach to solving the problem,’ said Alexander Efremov, manager of the Dobroflot Group of Companies.
‘The organisation of the logistics complex will also help to handle cargo from third-party companies, which is especially important given the existing shortage of refrigerated warehouses in the region.’
As part of the development of a project to create a logistics complex in Bolshoi Kamen, in May 2021 Dobroflot completed construction of a 5000 square metre dry warehouse. The company also prepared a special area for handling and storing up to 200 refrigerated containers.
The new warehouse facilities have their own access to the railway network with links to the Trans-Siberian Railway, which makes it possible to organise efficient delivery of Far Eastern seafood to the central regions of Russia, the CIS countries and beyond.