A fleet of dredgers of Luxembourg-registered Jan De Nul Group arrived in the waters of the Port of Murmansk on the Kola Peninsula.
The dredging fleet will be engaged in dredging at the Port of Sabetta. The vessels are now passing clearance and then will proceed along the Northern Sea Route.
Permissions from the Federal Agency of Maritime and River Transport and the Northern Sea Route Authority have been obtained. Dredging works will commence as soon as the Port of Sabetta is clear from ice.
Thirteen dredging vessels, including one of the world’s most powerful Cutter Suction Dredger (CSD) with diesel plant rated power 23.5 MW, will have in a short time (2.5 months) to perform dredging and excavate some 10 million cbm of soil.
Jan De Nul Group’s Russian subsidiary, Jan De Nul NV Russia, won in a tendering process with participation of contractors from the Netherlands and Belgium and was awarded the major dredging contract.
The tender was carried out by JSC USK MOST which was appointed by the Russian Government decree (№ 1716-r of 17.09.2012) the sole contractor for the state order – the construction of facilities of a seaport in the area of Sabetta settlement.
The dredging project is scheduled for completion in 2016. During the 2014-2016 period, the fleet of Jan De Null is expected to dredge up to 60 million cbm of material.
Press Release, July 25, 2013