The implementation of the project will ensure a turnover of at least 1.2 million tons per year.
The State Enterprise «The Administration of Seaports of Ukraine» (USPA) and the Delta Wilmar CIS LLC signed a Memorandum of Cooperation within the framework of the implementation of the investment project with the aim of increasing the volumes of cargo traffic in the seaport Yuzhny.
As the press service of the USPA reports, the solemn signing took place with the participation of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on the territory of Delta Wilmar CIS (Yuzhny, Odessa region). On the part of the USPA, the Memorandum was signed by the head of Raivis Veckagans, on the part of Delta Wilmar CIS, the head of the board of Panda Dhruba Charan.
The memorandum provides for the investor to build a soybean processing plant with a capacity of up to 2,000 tons per day, a terminal for the accumulation and one-time storage of 40,000 tons of cereals and meal, as well as a new berth (No. 37-a) with a throughput capacity of up to 3 million tons per year for transshipment of liquid (liquid vegetable oils) and bulk cargo (cereals, meal) in the water basin of the seaport Yuzhny.
The project will create about 200 new jobs in the Odessa region. The implementation of the project will ensure a turnover of at least 1.2 million tons per year.
For its part, the USPA undertakes to issue to the investor all the technical conditions necessary for the implementation of the investment project, in particular, the design documentation for the construction of a new berth (No. 37-a), as well as to amend the Yuzhny Seaport Development Plan, including information on project implementation. Also, the USPA undertakes to create a new operational water area of 15 m in depth at the future quay No. 37-a.
In January 2018, the manufacturer of oil and fat products Delta Wilmar CIS suspended the investment project to build a plant in the seaport «Yuzhny» worth $ 150 million due to the actions of a charity that extorted money from the company.
In October 2017, Delta Wilmar CIS LLC announced plans to build an oil extraction plant at the Yuzhny seaport with an annual processing capacity of more than 600 thousand tons, as well as a wharf for oil and meal handling with an annual capacity of up to 3 million tons. The corresponding memorandum was signed with the management of the Odessa region.
Delta Wilmar CIS was established in 2004. It specializes in production of fat and oil products and ingredients for bakery, confectionery and dairy products at the plant in the South (Odessa region). The company owns a complex for reloading and processing tropical oils in the port of Yuzhny with a daily capacity of 2,100 tons of liquid products and 0.75 thousand tons of bundled products, as well as a tank farm with a capacity of 100,000 tons.
In January 2014 the company opened a daily capacity of 1.2 thousand tons in the South Sunflower Seeds Processing Plant. For the 2014-2015 marketing year (September 2014 — August 2015), the company planned to process 370 thousand tons of sunflower with production output of about 150 thousand tons of butter and the same amount of sunflower meal.
The seaport Yuzhny is located on the shores of the Adzhalyk estuary on the northwest coast of the Black Sea. The number of cargo berths is 19, the length of the cargo berthing front is 4,946 kilometers. From June 21, 2014, the port approved a draft of 18.5 meters. The harbor is the deepest in the Ukrainian Black Sea.
According to the USPA register, Transinvestservice LLC, MTP Yuzhny, Delta Vilmar CIS, Odessa Port Plant, PJSC Ukrtransnafta, Borivazh, Seaside-Ukraine, OOO Risoil-Yug and other port operators.
The seaport «Yuzhny» in 2017 increased cargo turnover in comparison with 2016 by 6.6% — up to 41.897 million tons. The port’s share in the cargo turnover of the Ukrainian sea ports amounted to 31.6% against 29.8% in 2016.