Volga-Caspian dredging season begins in April

The dredging season on the in the Volga-Caspian Shipping Canal will start on April 1, 2023, the press office of the RF Federal Agency for Maritime and River Transport (Rosmorrechflot) said.


A meeting to discuss the scope of work and this year’s plans and targets was held in the Rosmorrechflot office recently.

Preparations for the dredging are in full swing, and the dredging fleet for this task has already been assembled.

During April, up to 10 dredgers will be deployed in the waterway, and up to 15 in May. Later, it is planned to deploy additional fleet to increase dredging volumes.

The dredging works are financed from different sources, Rosmorrechflot said.

Around 12 million cubic meters of material is to be dredged from the Volga-Caspian Shipping Canal in 2023 in order to provide for vessels with a draft of 4.5 m to pass.