USPA continues operational dredging in Chernomorsk port
The Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (USPA) continues to carry out operational dredging in Chernomorsk seaport. USPA says the water area is being cleaned of sediment silt and foreign objects to restore passport and navigation depths at the berths, as well as to ensure the safety of vessels traffic.
The result will be an increase in the competitiveness of Chernomorsk seaport and the ability to simultaneously handle more than 5 vessels with a deadweight of 55 thousand tons with a draft of 12.2 m.
«The USPA carries out dredging with the help of its own fleet, namely the Meotida dredger, which is on the balance of Delta-pilot branch. The workshave begun in spring and continued until the spawning period, now they are renewed and will end approximately until August 20 of this year,» said Dmitry Gudko, the Head of the USPA branch in Chernomorsk.
During the dredging period, the port will operate in the planned mode, the berths will not be decommissioned.
As of July 11, the dredger had carried out work at the berths No. 10,11,17,18 and 19. 36 walks had been completed, 4926 m³ of soil had been seized.
To recall, the USPA starts an open tender for dredging of the approach channel of Chernomorsk seaport to 16 m. Information about this, the feasibility study and details of the project are published in e-procurement system Prozorro. The works are planned to be completed in 2017, their estimated value is 110.12 million UAH (VAT included). The total volume of dredging will be 504.4 thousand m3, and the area will be 25.6 hectares.