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Gdansk is about to launch the expansion of its quays and the fairway.

17.08.2017

The project concerning the expansion of embankments and the upgrade of the fairway at the Port of Gdansk is officially set for execution. On 17 August 2017, the Port of Gdansk Authority signed an agreement with the contractor on the performance of construction works in the area of the Obroncow Poczty Polskiej Quay and the Mew Quay. The cost of the investment is over PLN 40m.

The Port of Gdansk Authority signed a construction works agreement with Doraco. The agreement covers the performance of works aiming at the expansion and upgrade of the quays to streamline shipping at the Port of Gdansk. The actions are a part of the Port's multi-stage infrastructure upgrade project which includes dredging the fairway and reconstructing the quays at the Inner Port. The project's total value exceeds EUR 110m. The funds come in 85% from the European Union funds obtained as part of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF). The documents were signed in the presence of the representatives of the Ministry of Development and the Ministry of Economy and Inland Navigation.

The Connecting Europe Facility supports the development of the most important transport routes in the European Union. The Port in Gdansk is one of the key points of the Baltic - Adriatic route. Each coin spent on its expansion is therefore not an expense, but an investment. We have already obtained PLN 500m from CEF for three investments executed solely by the Port Authority. At least just as much will be granted e.g. to PKP PLK to improve rail connection with the port - says Witold Slowik, Vice-Minister of Development.

Cooperation with the contractor includes the expansion of the Obroncow Poczty Polskiej Quay and the Mew Quay. The investment will be executed as one of the tasks as part of the project titled "Upgrade of the fairway, expansion of the quays and improvement of shipping conditions at the Inner Port in Gdansk" on the total length of approx. 5 km. Construction works at the Obroncow Poczty Polskiej Quay and the Mew Quay will be concluded at the end of 2020.

The dynamic expansion of the Port of Gdansk will allow it to become the largest deep-sea Baltic port within the next several years. ZMPG's immense expenditures on the development of port infrastructure are accompanied by investments of operators active at the Port of Gdansk. It should be borne in mind that the large part of necessary funds comes from EU subsidies. By 2020, the total level of investments at the Port of Gdansk will reach PLN 3bn - says Lukasz Greinke, President of the Authority of Port Gdansk S.A.

- The port in Gdansk is the key communication node in the Baltic Sea, and it is developing rapidly - says Andzelika Cieslowska, President of the Management Board of Doraco. - We are glad that we have a share in the process. Work in the region of the port's internal fairway, the Mew Quay and the Obroncow Poczty Polskiej Quay is the next advanced hydrotechnical project in Doraco's portfolio and another one in the Port of Gdansk.

At the end of July this year, an agreement between ZMPG and the contractor of project and environmental documentation for the expansion of core network nodes as related to the road and rail infrastructure was also signed.

Media contact:
Agata Kupracz
Spokesperson
Port of Gdansk Authority SA
(+48) 605 640 012
agata.kupracz@portgdansk.pl


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