Plan for reconstruction of Volga-Caspian Seaway Canal unveiled

The project on reconstruction of the Volga-Caspian Seaway Canal is to be completed in 2028.

This information was revealed today by Denis Vitsnarovsky, Deputy Head of FSUE Rosmorport’s Capital Construction and Repair Division, at the 5th International Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging”, hosted by IAA PortNews in Moscow.

According to his data, pre-project works will be conducted in 2022, the project design will be executed in 2023-24, and the construction works in 2024-28.

The scope of dredging is preliminary estimated at 15 million cbm. The main goal of the program is to ensure safe passage of vessels with a draft of up to 4.5 meters. photo

Vitsnarovsky said that the scope of maintenance dredging on the canal planned for 2022 is estimated at 7.1 million cbm.

Over a half of this amount (3.9 million cbm) is to be dredged involving FSUE Rosmorport’s own forces and facilities.

According to Vitsnarovsky, the relevant competition procedures are underway.