Port of Gdańsk set to upgrade two quays

Port of Gdańsk set to upgrade two quays

The President of the Port of Gdańsk, Krzysztof Kaczmarek, has signed two agreements with Polish construction company, PORR S.A., to renovate Rudowe and Bytomskie Quays.

The overall length of the quays to be rebuilt is more than 450 metres. The expenditure is reportedly part of a broader initiative co-funded by the Connecting Europe Facility 2021-2027 (CEF 2).

The completion of this project aims to improve the Port of Gdańsk’s competitiveness by improving cargo handling capacity and throughput.

The European Union (EU) invested over €100 million ($107 million) in the project ‘Improving the Port of Gdańsk infrastructure with an examination of the implementation of a low-carbon OPS system for the sustainable development network, TEN-T’.

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It envisions the rehabilitation of four Inner Port quays totaling 1,916 metres in length, as well as the requisite subterranean and railway infrastructure.

The first two quays to be reconstructed are Bytomskie Quay on the Port Channel and Rudowe Quay in the Mining Basin.

According to Port of Gdańsk, other quays (Wiślane and Węglowe) will undergo upgrades when tender procedures are finished.

The overall value of the agreements signed today for the execution of building works is PLN 142 million gross, including PLN 51 million ($12 million) for Bytomskie Quay and PLN 91 million ($22 million) for Rudowe Quay. The port noted that the investment is set to be finished in less than two years.

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Stefan Rudnik, Director of the Investment Division of the Port of Gdańsk Authority SA, said: “The execution of dredging work and the increased depth at the quays opens up the possibility of handling larger vessels at the facilities, which may have a positive impact on handling volumes.”

The upcoming development of Rudowe Quay III will reportedly feature a 232.5 metre-long segment and an 18 metre-long part of Administracyjne Quay.

The proposal envisions a new dock with a slab structure supported by a grid of reinforced concrete piles, with steel combination sheet piles in front.

The dock will also include a 265 metre rail track. As a consequence of the dredging activity, a portion of the Mining Basin will be deepened to 11.20 metres.

In February, MOL will charter a Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) for the LNG import terminal in the Gulf of Gdańsk, Poland.

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