About the project

The Akhomtenskoye deposit is situated deep in the Russkaya Bay, on the east coast of Kamchatka, 90 kilometres south of the Port of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. It is within the South Kamchatka Nature Park, far from cities and industrial facilities.

Production

of up to 50

million bottles of drinking water a year

What makes the deposit unique is its drinkable, high-quality underground fresh water, as well as the option of shipping it directly from the deposit using bulk liquid cargo vessels.

Studies of the water show that it meets all national
and global standards for quality.

What makes this water extremely valuable is the presence of silver ions, which make it healthier and contribute to its longer shelf life. The latter allows for long-distance shipping using liquid cargo vessels. There are three wells in the Russkaya River. The total discharge of water in all the wells is more than 5,900 cubic metres per 24 hours. For linear water intake of 10,000 cubic metres per day, we need to drill two extra holes 30 metres deep, assuming a thickness of loose deposits of 28–35 metres, and build a water conduct and a pier for liquid cargo vessels. There are two wells in the Udalaya River with a total discharge of more than 1,600 cubic metres a day. There, we are planning to build a bottling factory for high-quality underground fresh water with a capacity of up to 50 million bottles a year.

Shipping using liquid cargo vessels with a displacement of

up to 100,000 tons
Required investment
We have received a 25-year license (licensed area of subsurface assets of 7.7 sq. km) for geological research and simultaneous and subsequent water extraction. Using this license, LLC Russkaya Voda conducted geological and exploration work and discovered a deposit of underground drinking water. It was given the name Akhtomenskoye.

We have prepared documents to rent the land for water intake with a water conduct. We have developed a project for carrying out water intake with a 3,105-metre water conduct (capacity: 10,000 cubic metres per day) and constructed the following on the base territory: station for water decontamination, diesel power station, fuel storage tank, lab, residences, tent for road machinery, purification facilities. To justify the investment, we developed the main construction solutions for a loading terminal for safe mooring of liquid cargo vessels with a displacement of up to 75,000 tons. However, the bottom of the Russkaya Bay allows access for vessels with a displacement of up to 100,000 tons. In connection with the absence of information about transportation of water using liquid cargo vessels in open sources, we propose to illustrate the shipping price for one ton of water on the basis of oil transportation, which is traditionally more expensive.




RUB 2 050 300 000

Payback period

5 years 7 months

Estimated cost of shipping to Port of Shanghai, China, under the terms of FOB Russkaya Bay, Kamchatka Territory

Freight rate for an Aframax-type tanker, $/day Shipping time (including loading and unloading, to and from), days Tanker capacity, tons Total cost, USD Shipping cost
1 ton/USD 1 litre/USD USD 1 = RUB 63
1 ton in RUB 1 L in RUB
20 000 15 80 000 300 000 3,75 0,0037 236 0,236

Calculations indicate that the cost of shipping one ton to the Port of Shanghai (China) is RUB 236, or USD 3.75. It must also be taken into account that insurance expenses boost the cost of oil transportation significantly.

The total deposit volume of underground fresh water in the Russkaya Bay is estimated at more than 100,000 cubic metres per day.

The first stage of the project consists of shipping high-quality underground fresh water using liquid cargo vessels with a displacement of 75,000 tons.


The second stage involves sales of bottles, up to 50 million bottles a year.