Productionof 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.
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 ofup to 100,000 tons
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.
Payback period5 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 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.