The Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (USPA) has invited tenders for maintenance dredging works at the Odesa seaport. The relevant information was posted in the ProZorro electronic public procurement system on 2 May.

The dredging works will be performed in the period of 2018-2019, during which 91,000 cubic meters of soil will be removed. The expected cost of the dredging works is UAH 19.03 million.

"We performed dredging works in the Odesa seaport with our own dredging fleet last year. We will use a contractor this year because the USPA’s fleet is engaged in other areas, including the Danube and Azov regions," the USPA’s head Raivis Veckagans said.

Both domestic and international companies can submit tender documents until June 4, 2018.

The Odesa seaport is currently the third largest seaport in Ukraine in terms of transshipment volume. It handled 24.1 million tons of cargo in 2017, including 519,000 TEU of container cargo.

The USPA recently announced plans to dredge the Mykolaiv, Odesa, Chornomorsk, and Olvia seaports, as well as in the Dnister Liman approach channel, the Dnipro-Bug Liman channel, and the Danube-Black Sea approach channel.