Pre-construction works at the area of Anaklia Port are in active phase.
Executive director of “Anaklia Development Consortium” has declared to GBC, that underwater geological works are being conducted at the area, which is carried by one of the best Dutch maritime construction company in the world “Van Oord”. The company is also one of the investors of the project.
“Company’s two ships are already working in the sea at the near-by area of Anaklia Sea Port, while the third ship/platform is on the way. However, bottom depth study and soil testing will be launched in the near future”, – Levan Akhvlediani declares.
Top-manager of the company is content with the tender held for selecting the operators.
“Tender of Port’s operators is continued and numerous big companies are participating in it. There is a very competitive environment. Direct negotiations are being held with the candidates and the winner operator must become known by October”, – Akhvlediani notes.
However, negotiations are also continued with international financial organizations and private investors/organizations to gain funding. Fundraising should be completed by the end of the year.
To remind, deepening of Anaklia sea bed will begin in the second half of 2017. Total value of the Port is 2.5 billion USD, over 590 million USD will be spent within the frame of the first phase.