Rosmorport to sign contract for Kamchatka dredging project

FSUE “Rosmorport” is making final preparations for the signing of the state contract for the Bechevinskaya Bay dredging project.


The construction of NOVATEK’s LNG terminal in the Bechevinskaya Bay, Kamchatka Territory, is one of the largest capital dredging projects in Russia.

The project is included in the Comprehensive Plan for Modernization and Expansion of Core Infrastructure (CPMI) till 2024.

The terminal’s new canal is to be 6.6 kilometers long, 275 meters wide and 16.1–17.2 meters deep. Dredging works on the canal are needed due to its insufficient depth (up to 3 meters) and silt accumulation.

Novatek-Kamchatka LLC and FSUE Rosmorport (in the part of federal property) are the main participants in the investment project to create an offshore facility for transshipment of liquefied natural gas in the Kamchatka Territory.

Subsea dumping of the dredged material is planned in the northern part of the bay with the seabed level of over 45 meters.

By March 2021, Rosmorport had adjusted the design documentation for dredging works under the project and obtained the approval of Glavgosexpertiza.

According to Rosmorport, the contractor for this project will be selected in the next couple of months through a competition.