China Harbor Engineering Company Ltd. has won the tender for performance of dredging works at the Yuzhny seaport’s berths Nos. 23, 24, and 25, according to information published in the ProZorro electronic public procurement system.

China Harbor Engineering company Ltd. offered to perform the dredging works for UAH 1.065 billion. The closest competitor was Novadeal Ltd (a subsidiary of the Belgian-based DEME Group) offered to perform the dredging works for UAH 1.179 billion while Jan De Nul N.V. offered to perform the dredging works for UAH 1.113 billion. The Ukrainian Seaports Authority expected the dredging works to cost UAH 1.197 billion (excluding VAT) when it invited tenders.

The winner of the tender is required to remove 4,393,075 cubic meters of soil and increase the water depth in the area to 16 meters. In addition to the water approaches to these berths and the waters around them, the winner will also be required to dredge a turnaround area with a diameter of 370 meters.

As reported, the M.V. Cargo company plans to build a deepwater terminal at the berth No. 25 under a contract Cargill, one of the largest grain traders in the world. The first phase of the terminal will have a throughput capacity of up to 5 million tons and the second phase will increase this capacity by 2-4 million tons. For its part, the Ukrainian Seaports Authority undertook dredge the port’s waters.

The five companies that participated in this tender also also applied to participate in another tender for performance of dredging works in the Yuzhny seaport, which involves reconstruction of the approach canal from the sea and the internal approach canal to the port’s deep-water berths. Bidding in this tender was scheduled for April 24.