Russia: Rosmorport Invites Bids for Arkhangelsk Port Dredging
Arkhangelsk branch of state-owned Rosmorport has announced tender for contract for maintenance and dredging of a channel at the port Arkhangelsk in 2012.
The dredging contract worth RUB 55 million will be funded through Rosmorport’s own resources. Deadline for submission of bids is January 31, 2012.
Arkhangelsk was built and developed first and foremost as a port. Over four centuries, as the city has grown, so has Russia’s first seaport grown and developed.
The port of Arkhangelsk has made the journey from a modest beginning of Russian sea-trade in skins, canvas and furs, to a modern multi-profile port facility possessing a powerful infrastructure, capable of handling up to 4.5 million tonnes of cargo on a year-round basis.
Four hundred and twenty years ago Arkhangelsk was the sole link connecting Russia with the countries of Western Europe. Today this modern port, with its rich history and ancient traditions, stands at the start of the most prospective route from Europe to the countries of the Far East. And this Gateway to the North also opens the way to the mineral and fossil-fuel wealth of the Arctic.
Dredging Today Staff, December 30, 2011;