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Ukrainian Sea Port Authority announces tender to build new berth at Mykolaiv port

The Ukrainian Sea Port Authority has announced a tender to build new berth No. 8 in the Mykolaiv seaport.The announcement was posted in the ProZorro e-system on October 20, 2017. The expected cost of works is UAH 317 million. The length of the berth will be 220.66 meters, depth near the berth will be 10.5 meters with a prospect of increasing it to 13 meters. «The project envisages construction of a berth and dredging works near it. Thus, the Ukrainian Sea Port Authority will boost the capacity of the Mykolaiv port, being among top three largest ports in freight turnover in the country. The new berth is new opportunities and new projects required for the further development of the Mykolaiv port and the region,» Ukrainian Sea Port Authority Head Raivis Veckagans said. Resident and nonresident companies are invited to take part in the tender. Bids can be submitted until November 20, 2017.

SE “USPA” announced a tender for construction of berth 1-z in Port of Odessa

The Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (USPA) announced the procedure of open tender tofinalize the construction of berth 1-z and execute dredging of the adjacent water area. The call for proposals was published in the electronic procurement system Prozorro on 9 October 2017. Both Ukrainian and foreign companies can participate in the procedure. For this purpose it is required to submit a package of documents set by USPA until 9  November 2017. Expected cost of works is 203.4 million UAH excluding VAT. The berth 1-z is designed for handling of general cargoes on the Androsovsky mole. The length of the berth will be 254 m long and the depth under the berth — 12 m. The construction works will last approximately 1 year. “Implementation of the project is carried out with the cooperation among the State and port operators, private investors and international financial institutions. The berth will be able to accommodate “Panamax” vessels, while in the rear of the berth a modern powerful grain terminal to be built. This will positively affect  the export potential of Ukraine and increase revenues from port dues to the budgets of all levels. The task of the Port of Odessa is to provide a transparent, competitive tender, with the involvement of a wide range of participants” — commented Raivis Veckagans, the Acting CEO of USPA. Recently, USPA has conducted a tender for selecting an outsourcing contractor, which would provide service for reconstruction of the berth № 7 in the Port of Odessa.

USPA has announced a tender for the procurement of a dredging vessel

The Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (USPA) has announced the open tender procedure for the construction of trailing suction hopper dredger. The technical requirements for the vessel and the qualification requirements for participation in the tender are presented in the electronic system Prozorro. National and international shipbuilding companies are invited to participate. To ensure equal conditions, the tender documentation is published in two languages — Ukrainian and English. The company can submit its proposals to USPA before October 18, 2017. Expected cost of the dredger is 691.2 million UAH. «The program for updating the fleet of the USPA until 2021 provides for the purchase of 20 modern floating facilities. We start its implementation with the purchase of a dredger and in our financial plan for the current year such an investment is laid. Priority of land purchase is dictated by the fact that annually USPA should choose from 8 to 10 million cubic meters of alluvial soil in the framework of operational dredging. Acquisition of the dredger will allow us to increase the volume of such works on our own without involving contractors», — said Raivis Veckagans, the Head of the USPA. At present, the own fleet of the USPA consists of a non-self-propelled dredge «Skif» (dredger includes boatage motor boat MZ-348), hopper dredger «Meotida», hopper dredger «Tiligulsky», hopper dredger «Ingulsky» and dredging convoy «Rion» (dredging convoy includes multi-bucket dredger «Rion», two shalandas — «Crimean 3», «Crimean 9» and boatage motor boat MZ-318). To recall, on June 21, the USPA jointly with the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine held the «Ukrainian ShipYard Day», during which it presented a program for renewal of the fleet of the company until 2021. The USPA plans to purchase floating facilities, including six pilot boats, seven multifunctional oil-scavenger vessels, a modern icebreaker to ensure the safety of navigation on the Azov Sea. It is provided for the purchase of a measuring boat and a self-propelled scow for upgrade of the dredging fleet of the enterprise, in addition to the self-propelled dredger.

USPA and Busan Port Authority (Korea) have agreed on bilateral cooperation

On September 27, 2017, the representatives of the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (USPA), as part of the Ukrainian delegation to the Republic of Korea, visited the port of Busan and the Korea Maritime Institute (KMI). Raivis Veckagans, the Head of the USPA and Wu Yeh Yong, the Head of the Busan Port Authority agreed to explore the possibilities of increasing the efficiency of using the terminals' capacities of the Ukrainian ports for import, transit and transshipment. Also agreed to determine the investment opportunities of domestic ports for Korean business. Busan is the largest port of the Republic of Korea, which handled nearly 20 million TEUs. KMI will also be involved in the joint work, which is a global player in the market of research and design in the marine industry. In addition, KMI has expertise in the development of master plans for the ports development. This experience is extremely important for Ukraine in the context of harmonizing the development of the cargo front in ports with access roads. «The expansion of international contacts through cooperation with the ports of developed countries and the World Bank allows the domestic port industry to take into account the current trends in the development of the maritime industry in the world, to seek new instruments for optimizing the development of ports. In particular, one of the world leaders in terms of transshipment volumes — the port of Busan — is a good example of the implementation of the port-landlord model in terms of land management within ports and their transfer to port operators based on concession conditions. We plan to move in this direction», — said Raivis Veckagans. The visit to the Republic of Korea is being held at the invitation of the World Bank in the framework of the Green Growth Trust Fund programs, established by the Government of the Republic of Korea and the World Bank. The delegation also includes representatives of the technical support office of reforms of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine and PJSC «Ukrzaliznytsya».

USPA has presented reconstruction projects of the berthing infrastructure to national and international companies

On September 6, the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (USPA), during a business meeting, USPA Designer Workshop 2017 presented to the member companies of the American Chamber of Commerce a program for the construction and reconstruction of the berthing front in the Ukrainian ports. «Today, new approaches in designing, innovative materials and technology are being used all over the world. Ukrainian ports should be competitive, and it is important for the Authority to work with modern practices. We expect that leading global companies will come to us to implement our development projects. We are committed to the most effective cooperation process. Therefore, even before the official announcement of the contest for the selection of contractors, we present the program of development of the berthing front «face to face» to future counterparties», — said Raivis Veckagans, the Head of the SE “USPA”. Representatives of the world leading designers and constructors attended the meeting — AECOM, Boskalis Terramare, Witteveen + Bos, Tebodin, Mott Macdonald, Sellhorn, Fichtner GMBH and others, as well as Ukrainian companies of this profile — «ChernomorNIIproject», «UkrNIIMF», «Mortechinvest», «Research Institute of underground and special construction» and others. Among the proximate construction projects is the reconstruction of berths №№ 11–17 in Chernomorsk seaport. Its implementation will provide a single berth line with a total length of 1150 m for handling Panamax class vessels with a deadweight of up to 100 thousand tons and a draft with a load of up to 13.6 meters, which will give impetus to the development of the port and the attraction of additional cargo flow. To recall, in 2017, the USPA provided for 3.9 billion UAH for capital investment, and a certain part of these funds will go to the construction and reconstruction of berths, as well as other infrastructure transformations in ports. The USPA traditionally holds meetings with the Ukrainian and world business, presenting development projects. Thus, according to the results of the presentation of competitions concerning dredging in Yuzhny seaport, top contractors took part in them. This allowed to save 1.7 billion UAH of state-owned enterprises on two projects in Yuzhny seaport.



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