Dredging work in Anaklia Deep Sea Port marine works awarded to Van Oord

Posted on 8 July 2018

dws-van-oord-anaklia-georgia-athena-770pxAnaklia Development Consortium (ADC) has awarded the early dredging and reclamation works for the Phase 1 Anaklia Deep Sea Port project to Van Oord. The port is expected to be ready by 2020. It will be the first deep water port in Georgia.

Large scale marine work
‘This is a historical moment, since Georgia has never witnessed marine works of this kind taking into consideration its scale and engineering solutions that are related to conduct reclamation activities’, says Ronny Solberg, CEO of Anaklia Construction Management team.

Solberg: ‘We are delighted to announce that an internationally renowned company such as Van Oord will be conducting this important part of marine construction.’

 Impression of the new deep sea port Anaklia, Gerogia.

Enhancement of regional trade
Director Europe of the Dredging unit, Govert van Oord, mentions the importance of the construction of Anaklia Deep Sea Port. ‘It will facilitate trade between Asia and Europe. The port will encourage development within Georgia, enhance regional trade and become a logistical hub.

Van Oord: ‘We are proud to be involved in this project and are looking forward to starting the dredging activities with our modern equipment’.

Cutter suction dredger Athena
Van Oord will deploy the self-propelled cutter suction dredger Athena (on top photo) to dredge a total amount of 5 million m3 of sand and will also be responsible for the installation of vertical drainage.

The Anaklia Port is planned to enter into commercial operation in December 2020 and is expected to become one of the largest ports in the Black Sea region with a handling capacity of up to 10,000 TEU vessels.

This news item was originally published on the webstie of Van Oord.

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