In Russia, a second state expert evaluation is to be made of the coal terminal project at Sukhodol, in the country’s Primorsky region. An initial evaluation had to be rejected because of inadequate documentation, especially that relating to environmental issues.

The terminal plans to export coal to China, India, Japan and South Korea. An initial phase, which is due to open in July 2017, will have a capacity of 6,000,000 tonnes annually. Two further phases should become operational in 2019–2021.