Russia Gears Up for Big Dredging Projects

The volume of dredging works which will be performed at the seaports in Russia by the end of 2015 has been estimated at 30.8 mln cbm, Executive Director of FSUE Rosmorport Andrey Lavrishchev said at the II International Forum of Dredging Companies arranged by Media Group PortNews.

According to him, the works will be executed under the following projects: construction of a coal terminal of SDS-Ugol (Sukhodol Bay), reconstruction of water area at berth No.2 of Spetsmornefteport Kozmino (port Vostochny), development of coastal and sea infrastructure at seaport Gelendzhik, port Sabetta, outer port Bronka (Saint-Petersburg), construction of transport and transshipment complex for handling of coal at Muchka Bay (port Vanino).

Besides, feasibility study is underway for the construction of an international marine terminal for cruise and passenger vessels in Pionersky city (port Kaliningrad).

During the Moscow Dredging Forum, Executive Director of FSUE Rosmorport also said that volume of maintenance dredging will reach 38.16 mln cbm in 2015-17 period.

According to him, the scope of works scheduled for 2015 is 12.4 mln cbm, for 2016 – 12.75 mln cbm, for 2017 – 13.01 mln cbm. In 2015, 7.7 mln cbm of material is to be excavated by Rosmorport on its own, the rest is to be fulfilled by contracting companies.

The Baltic Basin – dredging of 1.3 mln cbm of material in 2015 and 1.65 mln cbm in 2016.

The Arctic Basin – dredging of 0.9 mln cbm in 2015 and 3 mln cbm in 2016.

The Southern Basin – dredging of  10.2 mln cbm in 2015 and 8 mln cbm in 2016.

The Far East Basin – dredging of  0.16 mln cbm in 2015 and 0.1 mln cbm in 2016.

Andrey Lavrishchev emphasized that Rosmorport is interested in participation of foreign companies in tenders for repair dredging.


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