The Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority is conducting open tenders for the project of dredging in Chornomorsk port and on February 9 tender bids were disclosed.
According to a press release of the agency, among the contestants are four world leaders in dredging: China Harbor Engineering Company Ltd. (China), LTD Novadeal (a subsidiary of DEME Group, Belgium), Jan De Nul N.V. (the Netherlands), Van Oord Dredging and Marine Contractors B.V. (the Netherlands). Ukraine’s Ukrbudservice also plans to participate in the auction.
The procedure for open trading foresees purchase of labor through the ProZorro system on two lots. The first lot includes the reconstruction of the approach maritime canal of the port of the Illichivsk branch of the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority with the achievement of depth in the seaport canal of up to 16 meters, and the second lot is the reconstruction of the operating area of the Sukhy firth of the Illichivsk branch with the increase of depth to 15 meters.
As part of the project, during dredging it is planned to remove a total of almost 2 million cubic meters of soil. The expected value for the first lot is UAH 91.769 million (excluding VAT), for the second one is UAH 353.032 million (excluding VAT).
“The main goal of the reconstruction of the approach maritime channel in Chornomorsk port is to expand its security capabilities and the reliable accepting of heavy vessels with a draft of 14.5 meters. This will satisfy the growing needs of ship owners and allow increasing the volume of cargo handling,” Head of the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority Raivis Veckagans said.