The Port of Gdansk are looking to invest upwards of PLN 1 billion (approx. US$ 292 million) in the modernization of the quay and dredging of the fairway.
The investments are part of a wider project titled “Modernisation of the fairway, quay expansion, and improvement of the conditions of navigation at the Inner Port in Gdansk” – and will be funded by the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF).
The Port Authority has recently started accepting bids for the work – receiving seven for the first stage of conversion on the quay, and three for the dredging work in the inner fairway.
President of the Board of the Port of Gdansk Authority, Lukasz Greinke, said: “Thorough modernisation of the Port of Gdansk is progressing fast…
“We will try to carry out all the investments without hindering the daily operation of the Port.
“We want to continue with record transshipments, while carrying out large investment projects. It is a demanding task, but it is not impossible.”
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The first stage of development involves the expansion of almost 400 metres of quays: the Postojowe Niskie Quay/BON Base, Wislane Quay, and Szczecinskie Quay.
The expansion will involve demolition and construction work, along with refitting and expanding the electrical and water supply systems – contractors have stated that the development will be completed within 67 weeks.
Regarding the next stage, Vice-President of the Board and Director of Infrastructure at the PGA Marcin Osowski, stated: “In the second part of the tender, the contractor will carry out dredging work in the inner fairway over the section from the entrance to the Port, through Zakret Pieciu Gwizdkow and the turning area by the Gorniczy Basin to the turning area by Polski Hak.
The work will include ferromagnetic testing, dredging work with escarpment shaping, and bottom reinforcement.”
The second stage is projected to take 124 weeks to complete.