Boskalis to develop shipping channel in St Petersburg

The Dutch marine engineering firm Royal Boskalis is going to dredge and construct a new shipping channel in St. Petersburg, Russia.


The contract, valued at some 130 million euros, involves the construction of a 6-kilometer-long shipping channel, turning basin and berth pockets for a the new port facility 'Bronka'. Boskalis will dredge a total volume of 16 million cubic meters of clay, silt and sand 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 in 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 and which is currently being executed.