BMGS Wins Riga Port Extension Contract

The Freeport of Riga company “Rīga Universal Terminal” (RUT) has entered into an agreement with hydro-technical construction company JSC “BMGS” for the reconstruction of two berths, reported the FRA today.

FRA has transferred berths ZO-1 and ZO-2 to RUT for a long-term lease and early this year the Freeport of Riga Board has supported the company’s plan to launch reconstruction project.

According to FRA, the agreement with the JSC “BMGS” will provide for two berths’ extension, dredging of the water area and storm water sewer system outlet construction.

Berth reconstruction works for ZO-1 berth include extension for 50 meters southwards, reaching 207 meters in length. In addition two mooring piles will be built and lighting to be installed. It is planned to maintain the existing depth scale – 10.25 meters BAS (Baltic height system).

As for the berth ZO-2 – it is planned to extend it northward for 96.8 meters, reaching 260 meters in length. It is also planned to carry out a new underwater sheet piling wall construction at the berth. After reconstruction the berth depth will be 12 meters BAS.

Backfilling works for new berth area will be carried out on the territory of 3.710m², dredging works will be carried out in the water area on the territory of 7.746m². The project will also provide for construction of a storm water sewer with local treatment plant and outlet.

Reconstruction of both berths is to be completed by December 2017.