USPA Dredging Day in Odessa, Dredging Plans for 2019 Presented

The Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (USPA) held in Odessa their ‘Dredging Day – 2018’ conference on October 22.

At the event, the projects of capital and operational dredging in Ukrainian ports, canals and inland waterways were presented to the representatives of ten foreign and Ukrainian companies from the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, China and Ukraine.

The realization of these projects is set to start in 2019 and will continue during the next few years. The total amount of work for the submitted projects is 16.335 million m³ of material, which is around two times higher than in the current year, USPA said.

“Conducting of the capital and operational dredging in the ports is one of the main tasks that the state put for USPA. In the past two years, we have managed to ensure that the world’s leading companies began to participate in tenders for the capital dredging in Ukrainian ports. This allowed us to achieve savings on the capital dredging projects in the ports of Yuzhniy and Chernomorsk in the amount of more than 400 million UAH,” said the head of the USPA, Raivis Veckagans.

According to Veckagans, the implementation of large capital projects in the ports of Yuzhniy and Chernomorsk will be continued in 2019. At the same time, more than 50% of the planned capacity for implementation fall at the operational dredging.

“Dredging Day is aimed at establishing an open dialogue with potential contractors. Our goal is to ensure transparency of the upcoming competitions, to attract the maximum number of participants to participate in them. We provide all the necessary information so that the dredging companies can plan their work and take into account the projects of the USPA in the Ukrainian ports when mobilizing and redeploying their dredging fleet in 2019,” the head of the USPA added.

Representatives of the major dredging companies such as Jan De Nul, Van Oord, Boskalis, DEME, China Harbor Engineering Company, Rohde Nielsen, of the Ukrainian companies such as “Specialized technical bureau Azimuth” LLC “Ukrstroyservis”, LLC “Tis-Hydrotechnic”, LLC “Complex-Delta” took part in the event.