20 December 2021
No damage to nature: NFP successfully passes all environmental impact assessments
In line with the title, a matching evaluation was given by the expert commission of Rosprirodnadzor (Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resources).
According to the order of the Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resources No. 1777/GE dated December 10, the “Nakhodka Fertilizer Plant – 5400 mt/day Methanol Production Unit” project obtained a positive assessment status as issued by the State Environmental Review Agency. This means that the main element of the future methanol production in Nakhodka meets the environmental requirements established by the legislation of the Russian Federation.
Thus, we can proudly state that all NFP infrastructure facilities, including domestic wastewater treatment facilities, the Marine Terminal and the methanol production unit, obtained favourable assessment results. Previously, all facilities also underwent public environmental reviews, which confirmed the compliance of the project with all environmental standards. As of today, supporting infrastructure is already in the process of being built at the site of the future plant. The drinking water reservoir is 36% ready, two sections of the access road are 47% complete. At every stage of construction, the impact on the environment is being monitored by NFP with the assistance of an independent laboratory. In addition, NFP also received approval of Rospotrebnadzor (Federal Service for the Oversight of Consumer Protection and Welfare) for the sanitary zone of the production facilities.
“On November 25, we received a sanitary and epidemiological assessment results, confirming compliance of plant sanitary protection zone to the standards. The size of the sanitary protection zone is 1 km in all directions. Neither residential buildings nor recreational areas fall within the boundaries of this zone,” said Victor Grebenyukov, Executive Director of NFP.
In summary: Nakhodka Fertilizer Plant is one of the ten largest investment projects in Russia, with tax payments to budgets of all levels amounting to 49 billion rubles just for the duration of Priority Development Area preferential tax treatment. NFP is the initiator of the plan for integrated socio-economic development of Nakhodka, which is currently being reviewed by the Government of the Russian Federation. According to said plan, more than 80 social and infrastructure facilities will be built and reconstructed within the city district, including a hospital, schools, kindergartens, sports centers, treatment facilities, new roads. These facilities were chosen via open voting by the residents themselves. The implementation of Nakhodka development plan will commence in 2022.