May 18, the state enterprise Ukrainian Seaports Authority (SE USPA)
signed a contract with China Harbour Engineering
Company Ltd (CHEC) on carrying out dredging operations at the Yuzhny seaport located in Yuzhnyi
city, Odessa region. The document was inked in the presence of Prime Minister
of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman and Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine
“Having this opportunity to sign a contract designed to improve the
infrastructure of Ukraine with participation of Chinese company is of paramount
importance as well as to see the fact that business circles of China became
convinced that Ukrainian legislation stipulates for fair, open and transparent
participation in public tenders as well as to win honestly this dredging tender was conducted using Prozorro system which is transparent and competitive,"
noted Volodymyr Groysman before signing the contract.
Under the terms of the contract, the customer is a subdivision of the SE
USPA located in Yuzhnyi city, the contractor - China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd. The contractor will
conduct activities aimed to increase the depth of the approach channel from 16
to 19 meters and to extend inland water approaches to a depth of 16 meters to
the deep-water quays № 23-25. The project will be finished in March 2018 with
the total budget to the tune of UAH 1.065 billion.
“The dredging works which would be done by your company are
strategically important and is an ambitious project for Ukraine, which
increases the capacity of the Yuzhny seaport. It is also additional
opportunities for the development of the national economy, which is set as one
of the priorities for the Government", stressed the Prime Minister while
addressing to the representatives of the CHEC.
The project on dredging of water area of Yuzhny
seaport envisages the creation of water approaches (depth 19 m) and inland
water approaches (depth 16 m) by the state enterprise Ukrainian Seaports
Authority for the newly built quay № 25 which will ensure the functioning of
one of the largest grain terminals in Ukraine, the construction of which is
provided by the company MV Cargo (in partnership with Cargill).
This project consists of interrelated construction tools of specialized
sea terminal for transshipment of grain cargoes and products of their
processing, construction of quay № 25, as well as the creation of a shipping
operating water area of the aforesaid quay and navigable approach channel to it
with depths of 16 meters.
The demonstrated capacity of port facilities up
to 5 million tons per year in the first stage and optionally from 2 to 4
million tons per year in the second stage.
The implementation of the project will allow to create over 350 new jobs
as well as to to fill the revenue part of budgets of
all level to the tune of USD 16 million per year and will allow to provide
additional resource to the sum worth USD 9.2 million a year in port charges.
The dredging tender was conducted on 20 April 2017, using Prozorro system which has ensured absolute transparency and
openness of the process.