Delo Group is the largest transport and logistics holding in Russia, managing sea container terminals in the Azov-Black Sea, Baltic and Far Eastern basins, a network of railway container terminals, a fleet of containers and flatcars.
The company switched its KSK and NUTEP terminals to electricity completely generated at wind farms.
The respective agreement was signed in April 2021 between the parent company of the Group, Management Company Delo, and Atomenergoprom, a company consolidating Rosatom civil assets.
KSK and NUTEP became the 1st large port infrastructure facilities in Russia to announce a complete switch to renewable energy.
The annual handling capacity of NUTEP is 700 000 TEUs, and the capacity of KSK grain terminal is up to 7 million tons.
According to NovaWind, the potential reduction in CO2 emissions due to NUTEP and KSK switching to wind energy is likely to amount to 6.8 and 5.7 thousand tons of CO2 per year, respectively (as compared to traditional natural gas generation).
Grigory Nazarov, Deputy CEO for Development & International Business of NovaWind, said:
- Rosatom is consistently implementing a strategy for low-carbon energy production based on nuclear and wind power generation
- NovaWind contributes to reducing carbon footprint in the Russian energy sector and provides partners with additional tools to achieve sustainable development goals
- In 2022 our terminals shifted to electricity generated from wind
- This is especially important in view of plans to modernise our enterprises: their productivity will go up, while the environmental impact will decrease
- This approach is fully consistent with the ESG principles being implemented nowadays by the Delo Group
- We are grateful to our partners at Rosatom for their help and assistance in this environmental project
NovaWind has already put into operation wind farms in the south of Russia with a total capacity of 720 MW.
In total, by 2027, enterprises within NovaWind will have to construct wind farms with a total capacity of 1.7 GW.