Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (USPA) and Novadeal LTD (subsidiary of the DEME Group, Belgium) have reached an agreement for the maintenance dredging of the internal water area and the internal approach channel of Yuzhny port.
According to USPA, the works are necessary in order to maintain the depth of port’s water area and ensure navigation safety in operational water areas of berths No 2–4, 7–9, 16,17, 3Ни 38.
Conclusion of the contract was in the Embassy of Belgium in Kyiv. The Ambassador of Belgium in Ukraine Luc Jacobs, Deputy Regional Director of the DEME Group Jean-Pierre Desmanent, the Head of State Enterprise USPA Raivis Veckagans and Head of Yuzhny port Maxim Shyrokov took part in the signing ceremony of the contract.
“Our cooperation with leading international companies is one of the indicators of qualitative changes in USPA. We are pleased to have Novadeal as a partner for the development of the infrastructure of Yuzhny port. This cooperation will be useful for the enterprise, the marine industry and for Ukraine as a whole,” said the Head of the USPA Raivis Veckagans.
He also stressed that the USPA launched in such way all three projects announced for 2017 to increase the depths of Yuzhny port. “I recall that the commencement of two projects of capital dredging was in May, after signing relevant agreements with the contractor,” said Raivis Veckagans.
The budget of the project is approximately $3.7 million with estimated volume of dredging to reach 410,000 cubic meters.