Gdansk shifts 2018 focus to infrastructure

Image: KacperKowalski,pl/Port of Gdansk
Image: KacperKowalski,pl/Port of Gdansk

Poland’s Port of Gdansk Authority (PGA) has signalled more than €1.76 billion (US$2.1 billion) of improvements and facility developments over the next five years.

The developments in the port’s inner and outer sections will be funded by major grants from the European Union, with the balance coming from the Port of Gdansk Authority.

“2017 was a year of plans, concluding contracts, announcing tenders. Now, the work is about to begin and successive investments will gradually be launched,” said PGA President Lukasz Greinke.

Upgrades at the centuries-old Inner Port include the €110 million reconstruction of 16 quays with a total length of 5.8 kilometres, the expansion of the intermodal container terminal at the Szczecinskie Quay, improved access at the Oliwskie Quay, and reinforcement work to 24 hectares on the right bank of the port.

Extensive dredging operations will widen the main channel to 90 metres in the fairway with a depth of 12 metres at low tide.

The Kashubian Channel will also have dredging work to enable a 75-metre channel width of 75 metres that is maintained to a depth of 10.8 metres.

Among other works valued at €1.5 billion, PERN is undertaking the two-stage construction of the oil terminal in the outer port, container terminal operator DCT Gdansk is planning a second terminal alongside the existing one, PAGO is building cold storage facilities, and the OT Logistics company has started work on constructing a deepwater terminal. The Pomeranian Logistics Centre is also extending its premises.

Electricity and power infrastructure will also be upgraded, and four new car parks will be built.

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