Rosmorport to dredge 152,000 cbm at Big Port St. Petersburg and 80,000 cbm in Ust-Luga this year
The scope of maintenance dredging planned by FSUE Rosmorport for summer and autumn of 2017 is to total 152,000 cbm at Big Port St. Petersburg and 80,000 cbm at the port of Ust-Luga.
Rosmorport says it is going to deploy its own dredging facilities.
Starting from the year of 2017, maintenance dredging at Big Port St. Petersburg and in Ust-Luga will be held in compliance with the newly approved project documentation developed by LENMORNIIPROEKT JSC to the order of FSUE Rosmorport. The projects foresee maintenance dredging to ensure safe navigation and design dimensions of water areas, access canals and fairways of Big Port St. Petersburg and the port of Ust-Luga for the period up to 2026. The projects have obtained the state environmental approval.
Maintenance dredging will be performed every year. The dredged materials will be dumped in the Gulf of Finland upon approval of the Federal Service for Environmental Control. Environmental monitoring is foreseen for dredging operations, the dump areas and the marine environment . Compensatory measures will be undertaken regularly to mitigate the impact on aquatic biological resources and their ecosystem.
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