USPA Holds Ukrainian Dredging Day

Ukrainian Seaport Authority (USPA) last Friday took the opportunity to present the upcoming dredging projects during the Ukrainian Dredging Day conference.

According to USPA, the meeting was held jointly with the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine under support of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine.

During the opening speech, the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine, Volodymyr Omelyan, drew attention on the major tasks ahead of USPA.

USPA should be open and transparent enterprise. The point of today’s meeting is to address the world our openness: come to Ukraine, invest in Ukrainian ports and we will provide the highest availability and clarity for any kind of international business,” the Minister said.

The American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine, as the voice of business, express expectations for a clear and transparent tender procedures and following proper implementation of technical tasks, which are specified in tender documentation and we appreciate the readiness of USPA management to organize public discussions with business community,” Andrey Gunder, the President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine said.

Presenting the program of capital dredging in the largest Ukrainian port Yuzhny, USPA focused on two key projects in the Black Sea basin.

The first project involves removal of some 4.4 million cubic meters of soil till March 2018. The second one involves dredging works in the amount of 3.4 million cubic meters until the end of 2019.

Dredging works will be carried out in the framework of the project for the construction of the berth № 25 in “Yuzhny” seaport and «MV Cargo» grain handling complex, reported USPA. It is expected that the winner of the Yuzhny dredging tender will be determined till 1 June 2017.

The event was attended by both Ukrainian companies and representatives of world industry leaders such as: Royal Boskalis Westminster (the Netherlands), DEME (Belgium), Rohde Nielsen A/S (Denmark), Van Oord Dredging and Marine Contractors (the Netherlands), Tianjin Dredging Co, Ltd. (China), Jan de Nul NV (Luxembourg).