China Harbour Engineering Company, which specializes in dredging operations, has completed its works in the water area of the future Cargill terminal, where the depth is now 16 m. Founder of TIS and MV Cargo Andriy Stavnitzer wrote about this on his Facebook page, LIGA.NET reports.
“According to the documents, the project was due for completion by 31 March. However, CHEC managed to complete the assignment three months ahead of schedule. The first bucket was lifted on 20 July, the last one was lifted on 28 December. All in all, 4.4 million cubic meters of soil were removed”, - Stavnitzer wrote.
“We have been working on a grain terminal for Cargill and MV Cargo for a few years. During this time, the project broke many records, on which I will elaborate at the opening ceremony. It seems like today another record was broken – the fastest dredging in the history of Black Sea ports. There are a few official procedures remaining, as well as works on the ship channel, but most of the work is done”, - Stavnitzer added.
The agreement with China Harbour Engineering Company was signed by the Administration of Ukrainian seaports on 18 May 2017. The International Finance Corporation, which is part of the World Bank group, will provide a $37 million loan for the construction of a grain terminal in the Yuzhny seaport.
China Harbour Engineering Company is a subsidiary of China Communications Construction Company, founded in 2005. The corporation provides infrastructure construction, such as marine engineering, dredging and reclamation, road and bridge, railways, airports and plant construction. It is currently ranked as the second largest dredging company in the world. Its biggest projects include the building of the Port of Hambantota in Sri Lanka, the construction of a port at Lolabe in Cameroon to service the Mbalam iron ore railway, the building of the Port of South in Ashdod, Israel.