Vostochny port’s hydraulic structures overhaul project gets green light from Russia’s Glavgosexpertiza
The project of redevelopment of hydraulic engineering structures in Vostochny port has been granted approval from Russia's General Board of State Expert Review, Glavgosezpertiza said in a press release.
Scope of works under the finalized project that had been given the green light from Glavgosexpertiza of Russia, include maintenance dredging of access channels, reconstruction of berths and its water area in Vostochny port, the only Russia’s deep-water port in the Far East. The port is a part of the Vostochny-Nakhodka complex, the largest transportation hub of Russia in the Pacific Ocean.
The quay wall of total length of 251.8 meters built in 1986 stretches along the Khmylovka river bank at the influx of the river into Wrangel Bay.
The purpose of the project is to allow alternate mooring and cargo handling of SN-30, SN-20 type design vessels at Berths No 34 and No 35 operated by Small Port LLC, a stevedoring company specializing in coal handling and in loading / offloading dry bulk and general cargoes.
A conducted survey showed that to accommodate the above vessels and enable the terminal operator to handle cargo, it is necessary to increase the depth in the basin and at the cordon, to extend the quay wall, check the compliance of the mooring equipment with new operating conditions and improve the landfill characteristics.
The project approved by Glavgosexpertiza, envisages the two-phased overhaul plan: the extension of Berth No. 35 by installing two mooring dolphins involving dredging of operational basin; and structural reinforcement of both berths and other dredging works.
The project will be financed through the Developer's own funds (Stevedoring Company Small Port LLC).