Out of twelve submitted applications, Georgia’s Commission of Government has revealed seven best ones to build Anaklia deep-water port.
“The companies should provide their offers till Apirl 16, 2015,” Deputy Minister of Economy Irma Kavtaradze said. “Then we will choose two or three candidates and start negotiations with them. The contract will be signed with a company which will have the best offer. The deadline is September, 2015. The company should start implementing the project from June 2016,” she added.
The Georgian Government invited local and international investors to show their interest in being involved in the development of Anaklia Port in western Georgia in August 5, 2014.
The Government have asked potential investors to submit expressions of interest to develop the mixed-cargo port on a build, operate and transfer basis. The port will be located on the Black Sea coast of Georgia, near Anaklia resort in western Georgia, and will spread over 1,000 hectares and have access to a deep sea canyon.
Kavtaradze said that 12 applications were submitted in October 2014 from the different countries’ representatives. Later in December the Commission of Government was created leaded by Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili, which selected seven companies and moved them to the short list.
These 12 companies are:
Bouygues Travaux Publics (France)
Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Portek International Private Ltd (Japan)
JSC Aanklia Development Consortium (Georgia)
Terminal Investment Limited (Luxembourg)
Anaklia Port and Industrial Eco Park (Georgia)
Power China – Hubei Hongyuan Power Engineering Co., Ltd (China)
British Eco Power Ltd (Great Britain)
Spartak Eragia (Physical Person)
AECOM Technical Services Inc. (USA)
DIA Holding FZCO (United Arab Emirates)
China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd. (China)
The project of Anaklia deep-water port will create additional work places, will attract investments and will benefit the Georgian economy in general, believes Kavtaradze.