Construction works on the Anaklia Deep Sea Port are scheduled to begin on December 20, it was announced at a meeting between Anaklia Development Consortium (ADC) and Georgian business sector representatives held at the Tax Payers Union’s office on October 12.
During the meeting, Mamuka Khazaradze, ADC Co-Founder, said: “Anaklia Deep Sea Port is a project of unprecedented scale for our country, with which the process of creating a new reality both for Georgia and for the entire region has begun.”
“Work on the Anaklia Deep Sea Port project started last year and we made a promise that within one year we would start the actual construction process.”
“It has been an intense year, seeing our team working alongside experts, professionals and world-leading international companies in marine infrastructure and environmental assessment. We managed to fulfill our promise and now we’re starting yet another important stage of the project, launching the actual construction works of the Anaklia Deep Sea Port,” added Khazaradze.
The major stages of the Anaklia Deep Sea Port project planning included marine, engineering, geo-technical, topography and other studies, carried out by the Dutch company Van Oord.
ADC has already completed the majority of feasibility studies; the project Phase 1 preliminary design has been developed and submitted, prepared together with the international companies including Moffatt and Nichol, Royal Haskoning DHV and Van Oord.
Earlier this year, SSA Marine – a Seattle headquartered terminal operator – was announced as the future container terminal operator, as well as an investor in the Anaklia Deep Sea Port. The Anaklia Deep Sea Port master plan was prepared by ADC and approved by the Government of Georgia in October 2017.