Port of Gdańsk to modernise four more quays
The Port of Gdańsk Authority is continuing to improve the infrastructure of the Inner Port area. Four quays with a total length of around 2 kilometres will be reconstructed and extended in the coming five years. The project is worth around 113 million euros.
Four more quays in the Port of Gdańsk will be rebuilt within the investment project ‘Improving access to the Port of Gdańsk – modernisation of the Fairway 2’. The modernisation works, which include the construction of the new quay slabs, erection of a new sheet piling, a new pile system, renovation of the electrical and water networks, linear drainage and rainwater drainage as well as dredging and upgrading of the nearby rail and road infrastructure, will take place at the Wiślane, Bytomskie, Rudowe III and Węglowe Quays.
Until June 2022, the project will be reviewed by the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA). It will be implemented in 2022-2026. According to the port authority, its total value is around 533 million zloty (around 113 million zloty). 85 per cent of the amount will be financed from the EU funds. After completion of the modernisation works, the Port of Gdańsk will increase its competitiveness and strengthen its cargo handling potential.
Currently, the Port of Gdańsk Authority is near completion of another investment project. It is called ‘the Modernisation of the fairway, expansion of quays and improvement of navigation conditions in the Inner Port in Gdańsk”, which is also co-financed from the EU funds. The construction works have already been completed, acceptance and final settlements are currently underway. The final of the entire project is planned for the end of June this year. Its cost is around 596 million zloty (over 126 million euros).
For the long term, the port authority of the largest Polish harbour is planning to reconstruct a few more quays with a total length of around 5 kilometres such as Oliwkie, Ziółkowskie, Obrońców Poczty Polskiej, Zbożowe, Wisłoujście and others. The project also includes the modernisation of the 7-kilometre-long fairway of the Inner Port. This will result in serving larger vessels in the mentioned port area: ships up to 250 metres long, 35 metres wide and with a draft of 10.6 metres can sail in the Port Canal; while ships up to 190 metres long, 25 metres wide and with a draft of 9.35 metres can sail in the Kashubian Canal.