FSUE Rosmorport, the largest customer of dredging projects in Russia and major owner of the country’s port assets, is gearing up for the large-scale dredging projects.
For example, in 2015 the projected dredged material volume (including the construction or overhaul of facilities) will reach 30.8 million cbm and 38,1 million cbm of material will be removed during maintenance dredging in the period of 2015-2017 years.
Some of these contracts will be awarded to foreign companies and some will be performed by Rosmorport itself.
In order to be capable of performing this type of work, the state-owned company has placed orders for four dredgers: a CSD of capacity of 2,000 cbm which is under construction at a Damen’s Vietnam shipyard, and three suction dredgers of less capacity (1,000 m³ each) being constructed at Russia based Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard.
At the moment, the operating fleet of dredgers managed by Rosmorport consists of nine vessels.