China Harbor Engineering Company Ltd. (CHEC) will begin dredging works in the waters of the Yuzhny seaport in mid-July in accordance with the contracts it recently signed for two projects.

Ukraine’s Minister of Infrastructure Volodymyr Omelian announced this in a statement, the CFTS reports.

"The Chinese company that won the tender for dredging works at the Yuzhny seaport has already sent the first vessels for performance of the works. The works will begin in mid-July and continue until the end of March 2018," the minister wrote on Facebook.

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

The CHEC fleet will perform dredging works in the internal water area of the Yuzhny seaport in accordance with contracts signed for two projects: the project for "Reconstruction of the Water Approaches, Shunting Zones, and Operational Water Areas of the Yuzhny Seaport” and the project for "Reconstruction of the Maritime Approach Channel and Inland Water Approaches to the Yuzhny Seaport’s Deep-Water Berths Nos. 5-6."