Royal Boskalis Westminster has won a €130 million (about US$175.3 million) contract from CJSC Baltstroy for the dredging and construction of the Bronka Port shipping channel in St. Petersburg, Russia.
The project involves the construction of a 6 kilometer (about 3.7 mile) long shipping channel, turning basin and berth pockets for the new port facility. A total volume of 16 million cubic meters of clay, silt and sand will be dredged using a variety of equipment, including medium-sized trailing suction hopper dredgers, cutter suction dredgers and backhoe dredgers. The project is due to commence in the spring of 2014 and is expected to be completed by late 2015.
Bronka is a new port facility currently being constructed to increase the container throughput capacity in the St Petersburg region. This contract comes in addition to the Bronka Port land reclamation contract that was awarded to Boskalis in June 2013, which is currently being executed.