Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority is dredging Kherson port

Dredger in the port of Kherson. Credit: Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority
Dredger in the port of Kherson. Credit: Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority

The administration of the seaports of Ukraine has completed operational dredging in the port of Kherson. The total amount of work amounted to more than 400,000 m3. This is the fourth port in which, since the beginning of the year, the authority has carried out work to restore depths.

”This year we have already dredged in the ports of Odessa, Chernomorsk, Izmail. Now also in Kherson. In addition, work is ongoing in Nikolaev, as well as in two Ukrainian ports on Azov – Mariupol and Berdyansk,” the authority states in a press release.

This work is part of planned dredging operations in seven ports. This will allow private and state stevedore companies to work more efficiently, and reduces the cost of transporting goods through the seaports of Ukraine,”commented the head of the authority, Raivis Vetskagans.

In accordance with the contract, the contractor, SMD INVEST, which the port selected at an open tender via an electronic procurement system, restored depths in the waters of the seaport, the operational part at the berths, in sections of the approach channel to the port, and on the access channel to the quarry of Ribalche.

“The work on operational dredging in the port of Kherson took place with the provision of all environmental protection measures, in accordance with applicable norms and rules,” said Vladimir Garashchenko, head of the Kherson branch of the port authority.

Upon completion of the dredging, the depth of the approach channel to the Kherson seaport is 8.25 m, anchor points 8.25 m, and the approach channel to the sand pit will be 4.1 m.