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USPA To Dredge Odessa Port

USPA to dredge Odessa port

USPA To Dredge Odessa PortSource: Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority

Odessa, Ukraine (PortSEurope) December 27, 2017 – The Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (USPA) will carry out an operational dredging of Odessa seaport to support navigational depths and has issued a tender accordingly.

The estimated cost of performing works is around $26 million (€21.8 million) with 106.6 m3 to be dredged.

The deadline for the submission of bids is December 15, 2018 and national and foreign dredging companies are invited to participate . The planned duration of dredging is no more than six months.

Odessa port is the second largest cargo handling port in Ukraine (100% of cargo is handled only by private port operators and stevedores), which has the capacity to receive vessels with a maximum draft of up to 13 m. The number of vessels in 2017 amounted to 1,394 vessels (as of 01.12.2017).

In 2018, USPA plans to make capital investments in ports in the amount of almost UAH 4.3 billion (€1.2 billion). One third of these costs will be aimed at deepening the seabed. The volume of dredging on the results of 2017 will be about 7 million m3. In 2018, USPA plans to carry out works related to the dredging of canals and water areas, in total , more than 11 million m3.

Source: USPA

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