The second and third batch of dredging equipment belonging to China Harbor Engineering Company Ltd. (CHEC) arrived in the Yuzhny seaport on August 24. All the necessary equipment stipulated in the contract for implementation of the project for "Reconstruction of the Water Approaches, Shunting Zones, and Operational Water Areas of the Yuzhny Seaport” is now in the port.

The Chinese dredging equipment arrived aboard the ZHEN HUA 29 vessel, the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority told the CFTS portal. According to, the ZHEN HUA 29 vessel arrived from Shanghai (China).

The second batch of CHEC’s dredging equipment consists of the JIN HANG JUN 407 grab dredger with a grab volume of 25 cubic meters and the JIN HANG BO 48, JIN HANG BO 49, and JIN HANG BO 51 self-propelled hoppers with a hold capacity of 1,000 cubic meters.

The third batch consists of the Darun 36 grab dredger with a grab capacity of 25 cubic meters and the Darun 31 self-propelled hopper with a capacity of 1,000 cubic meters, the Darun 38 self-propelled hopper with a capacity of 1,500 cubic meters, and the Darun 39 self-propelled hopper with a capacity of 1,500 cubic meters.

The Yuzhny port authority’s head Maksym Shirokov confirmed that all the equipment necessary for performing dredging works under one of the contracts concluded with CHEC has arrived.

As the CFTS previously reported, the first batch of CHEC’s dredging equipment arrived at the Yuzhny seaport on July 4. The first batch, which arrived on board the Eagle vessel, consisted of six vessels: a dredger, a self-propelled barge, two non-self-propelled barges, a tug, and an anchor-handling boat.

The dredging work began on 20 July. The dredging project that provides for increasing the water depths to 16 meters to allow the launch the MV Cargo terminal is currently being implemented. The works here will continue until March 31, 2018.

CHEC’s Tong Li trailing suction hopper dredger arrived at the Yuzhny port on July 24. This vessel will work on the second project. It will operate in the maritime approach channel.

As reported, the Yuzhny port authority signed a second contract with CHEC for reconstruction of the port’s maritime approach channel on May 25, 2017. Under the terms of this contract, CHEC will dredge the maritime approach channel and operational water area of the port’s berths Nos. 5-6 from 19 meters to 21 meters.

The implementation of the second dredging project should be completed by the end of 2019.