The project involves the construction of a 6km long shipping channel, turning basin and berth pockets for the new Bronka terminal in St Petersburg. A total volume of 16m cu m of clay, silt and sand will be dredged using a wide range of equipment including medium sized trailing suction hopper dredgers, cutter suction dredgers and backhoe dredgers. The project is due to commence in spring 2014 and is expected to be completed late 2015.
Bronka is a new terminal 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.