The Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority intends to spend UAH 5.59 billion on reconstruction of 12 berths in four seaports during the period of 2017-2018. Volodymyr Polukhin, the head of the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority’s engineering service, announced this at the "Port Infrastructure Development Day" roundtable, which was organized with the help of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine, the CFTS correspondent reports
The largest amount will be invested in modernization of the infrastructure of the Yuzhny port, which is the deepest port in Ukraine. The Ukrainian Seaports Authority also plans to spend UAH 2.065 billion on reconstruction of the port’s berths Nos. 5, 6, 7, and 8.
"All the berths should stand in a single line after reconstruction," said Polukhin.
The water depths at the berths Nos. 5 and 6 will increase from 18 to 21 meters, the water depth at the berth No. 7 from 14 to 19 meters, and the water depth at the berth No. 8 from 14 to 17 meters. The Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority plans to develop and approve a project for reconstruction of the berths in 2017.
More than UAH 1.466 billion will be spent on development of berthing infrastructure at the Chornomorsk port. The Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority will reconstruct the port’s berths Nos. 1, 2, 7, and 8 with these funds. As a result, the water depths at the berths will increase to 15 meters from the current 9.75-13 meters. Water depths at the berths Nos. 7 and 8 could be deepened to 16 meters in the future.
Two berths will be upgraded at the Odesa port. UAH 1.066 billion will be spent on reconstruction of the port’s berth No. 7, where the water depth will be increased from 11.5 to 13.5 meters.
UAH 332.8 million will be spent on construction of the berth No. 1-z at the Odesa port. This project is already being implemented, and the first phase has already been commissioned. According to Polukhin, a grain elevator will be built at this berth. The water depth at the berth will be 12 meters, which will be increased to 13.5 meters in the future.
The Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority also plans to reconstruct the berths Nos. 3 and 4 at the Mariupol port. These berths are expected to be used for handling grains.
In addition, the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority plans to prepare feasibility studies for a number of other projects in the period of 2017-2018. These projects include construction of the berths Nos. 6-10 at the Berdiansk port, construction of berths Nos. 14a and 16 at the Mykolaiv port, and reconstruction of the berths Nos. 9, 10, and 11-17 at the Chornomorsk port, the berth No. 3 at the Izmail port, the berths Nos. 12-13 at Odesa port, and the berths Nos. 2 and 14 at the Mariupol port.