Russia: Rosmorport Invites Bids for Ust-Luga Dredging Program

Rosmorport Invites Bids for Ust-Luga Dredging Program

North West Basin Branch of FSUE Rosmorport seeks contractor for ecological control of the Ust-Luga maintenance dredging program.

An area which will be dredged under this tender is an approach channel to Ust-Luga mouth, reports portnews.ru.

Initial price of this contract is RUB 1.049 mln (around USD 33.000), and the deadline for application of bids is June 14, 2013.

Background

The Luga River is a river in Novgorod Oblast and Leningrad Oblast of Russia. The river flows into the Luga Bay of the Gulf of Finland.

At the mouth of the Luga is the site of the Ust-Luga container terminal. Ust-Luga is the site of an important coal and fertiliser terminal, constructed at a cost of $2.1 billion.

Construction works started in 1997, in part to avoid dry cargo shipments through the Baltic States, and were accelerated at the urging of President Vladimir Putin, who inaugurated the new port facilities in 2001.

The 3,700-metre approach canal is deep and capable of accommodating ships with a capacity of 150,000 tonnes and more.

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Dredging Today Staff, June 7, 2013

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