In 2019 Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (USPA) plans to accomplish meeting its own commitments in respect of 5 major infrastructure projects in 5 ports according to USPA information.
The total amount of investments with this regard embraces over 16Bn UAH. Preparations will also be under way for 2 large projects launching in 2 ports. The expected investments will amount to almost 2Bn UAH.
“Most of the projects liabilities by which USPA intends to fulfill by 2019 are aimed at agricultural product handling capacity enlarging. They are being implemented in the framework of public-private partnership (PPP): USPA is investing in dredging or waterworks reconstruction (berths), while business is investing in terminal development, modernization and enlarging of their capacity as well as competitiveness”, — stated USPA CEO Raivis Veckagans at the press-conference dedicated to major activities of the companies reporting to Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine.
Thus, in 2019 Berth 1-z reconstruction is to be completed in Odessa Port. The project includes new grain terminal construction through Brooklyn-Kiev and Louis Dreyfus private investment. Berth 4 reconstruction in Mariupol is coming to its end. Next to it the state enterprise (SE) Mariupol Sea Trade Port envisages launching the modern grain terminal first phase in autumn. In Mykolaiv Port Berth 8 construction will be finished with new grain and oil handling capacities.
Large dredging projects are also about to be completed. In Chornomorsk the access canal is already refurbished and works in the Sukhoy Liman estuary 1st basin are under completion as well. This will provide enlarging grain and oil goods handling options for the companies Kernel and Risoil investing in their own capacities, as well as other operators in the port. The project also sees to Chornomorsk being able to handle ships of Panamax and Post-Panamax classes.
Dredging in Yuzhny Port is being carried on. In the prospect increasing depths up to 21 m would place it among the deepest ports in the Black Sea. It is planned to finish the access canal’s reconstruction as well as approaches to Berths 5 and 6 which would increase competitiveness of the public stevedore SE Yuzhny Sea Trade Port.
This year USPA is starting to prepare 2 more major projects for implementation. Thus, in Odessa Port reconstruction of Berth 13-z and 14-z is to be carried out in partnership with the companies CMA CGM being in Top 3 of world container lines, and Brooklyn-Kiev. The project includes increase of the box handling capacity up to 50,000 TEU per year.
It is intended to reconstruct Berth 0 in Mykolaiv Port jointly with COFCO, a major Chinese food company. As a result of the project implementation the grain and oil transshipment capacity is to be increased up to 4M per year.