Dutch firm awarded major land reclamation project to create new Bronka Port, St Petersburg
Royal Boskalis Westminster (Boskalis) has been awarded the contract to build the new Bronka Port in St Petersburg, Russia.
The contract, valued at approximately at €25 million, was signed at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum with the Russian deputy prime minister Arkady Dvorkovich and the prime minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte both in attendance.
The project involves the reclamation of land for the construction of the new port facility, where the Dutch-based firm will remove up to three million cubic metres of sand using trailer suction hopper dredgers to create approximately 85 hectares of new terminal area.
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.
The reclamation project to be carried out by Boskalis is scheduled for completion before the end of 2013.