The Dredging Fleet company, a subsidiary of the Ukrainian Seaports Authority (USPA), has invited tenders for the maintenance dredging of sections of River Dnipro in Kamianske (Dniprodzerzhynsk) and Kremenchuk.

The relevant tender documentation was published in the ProZorro public procurement system, the CFTS portal reports.

The expected cost of the dredging work is UAH 80 million. Tenders are to be submitted by October 19, and they will be unsealed on November 26.

The first lot will involve maintenance dredging of a 9-kilometer section of River Dnipro in Kamianske (removal of 30,000 cubic meters of soil). The work must be completed by December 1, 2019. The cost is estimated at UAH 3 million.

The second lot will involve maintenance dredging of a 48-kilometer section of the river in Kremenchuk (removal of 77,000 cubic meters of soil). This work must also be completed before December 1, 2019.

It was announced recently that UAH 80 million would be spent on dredging Ukrainian rivers in 2018.

"We plan to perform the following works this year: dredging of the approach channels to the Kakhovka lock (a dredging volume of 100,000 cubic meters), the Dniprodzerzhynsk reservoir (400,000 cubic meters), the Kremenchuk reservoir (600,000 cubic meters), the rapids of upper Dnipro (300,000 cubic meters), and the rapids of River Pripyat (200,000 cubic meters). We plan to spend UAH 80 million on all these works," the Dredging Fleet company’s head Serhii Bomchak said in late March. The dredging work was previously expected to begin last summer.