In a bid to improve freight traffic connections to the main rail and road axis between Ireland, the UK and Europe, the EU’s TEN-T Programme will co-fund around US$3 million worth of studies for capacity development at the Port of Dublin.
The project covers a set of preparatory studies for the construction works of the Alexandra Basin Redevelopment project, according to Dredging News Online.
The studies involve planning, project hearings, preparation and application for all relevant permits, environmental impact assessment, and licenses and consents.
It will also involve obtaining detailed documentation that will be required for the port’s construction phase.
Upon completion, the port will be capable of accommodating larger ships and providing them with multipurpose berths for multiple transport modes.
The project’s implementation will be monitored by the European Commission’s Innovation and Networks Executive Agency, with an expected completion date nearing the end of 2015.