Boskalis awarded €130 million St Petersburg dredging project

  • Boskalis to build six-kilometre channel, turning basin & deepwater berths at Russia’s new Bronka Port

Royal Boskalis Westminster NV has been awarded a €130 million contract for the dredging and construction of the Bronka Port shipping channel in St. Petersburg, Russia.

The project, awarded by CJSC Baltstroy, will include the build of a six-kilometre channel, a turning basin and deepwater berths for Russia’s new Bronka Port.
In a statement, Boskalis said that the whole operation will require the removal of an estimated 16 million cubic metres of materials and will involve the use of a wide range of dredging equipment including medium-sized trailing suction hopper dredgers, cutter suction dredgers and backhoe dredgers. The dredging project is scheduled for completion in late 2015.

Bronka is a new port facility currently being constructed to increase the container throughput capacity in the St Petersburg region. This contract comes in addition to the Bronka port land reclamation contract that was awarded to Boskalis in June this year, which is currently being executed and is expected to be finished before the end of the year.

Bronka Port will be built in three stages. The first phase includes the construction of a 1.45 million TEU capacity container terminal and new ro-ro terminal, capable of handling 260,000 units per annum, and is expected to be completed by 2015. During the second phase, to be completed by 2017, the box terminal will be expanded to a capacity of 1.9 million TEU, the ro-ro terminal upgraded, and a new logistics centre built. The container terminal capacity will be enhanced once more to three million TEU as part of the third and final phase in 2022.

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