Deepwater – a new investment area at the Port of Gdańsk
The Port of Gdańsk invites you to locate your business on a one-of-a-kind property in Europe, situated in the deepwater part of the port. Port of Gdańsk Authority SA has announced a tender for the long-term lease of a developed land property with a total area of over 27 ha. The site is located by the Ore Pier in the Northern Port. It can be utilised for the construction of a terminal, capable of generating high levels of goods handling. What kind of goods? The market makes that decision.
This property has an immense potential. Its location near the deepwater part of the Port of Gdańsk, in combination with the investments on both land and water carried out by ZMPG S.A., PKP PLK and the Maritime Office in Gdynia is unique on a European scale and guarantees success for business. The area is covered by a valid building permit, which includes a railway track, parking lot, roads and the hydrotechnical infrastructure required for mooring ships. According to the local spatial development plan, the property is intended for production and service purposes. The condition for joining the tendering procedure is the payment of a PLN 1 million bid bond. Bids should be submitted by 1 December 2021 to ZMPG S.A. at the address ul. Zamknięta 18.
An unquestionable advantage of the property is its excellent accessibility, both from the water and the land. ZMPG S.A. spares no expense in its investments. IIn the middle of the year, the modernisation of the internal traffic system within the External Port was completed, with the aim of bringing rail and road traffic to the deepwater handling terminals. A total of 7.2 km in roads, 10 km in new tracks, including the access track to the property in question, as well as 4 bridges and 3 culverts have all been constructed or re-built. Investments at the port gates are also being carried out by other entities. Another investment soon to be completed will lead to an increase in rail capacity. The project “Improvement of the railway access infrastructure for the port of Gdańsk” is being implemented by PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe. A total of over 70 km in tracks, 13 railway-road crossings and pedestrian crossings are being constructed, with 221 turnouts also being replaced. Also set for modernisation are 3 bridges, 2 viaducts and 18 culverts. The Maritime Office in Gdynia has already taken care of improving access from the sea to this part of the port. December 2019 saw the completion of the “Modernisation of the fairway for the Northern Port in Gdańsk” investment. The world’s largest dredger was employed for work as part of the road reconstruction. Now the approach fairway to the North Port is 250 m wider along its entire length of more than 6,400 m (the width at the bottom has been increased to 600 m), while the technical depth is 18 m (i.e. an increase by 1 m). The new turntable will ensure the safe entry of ships into the port, and its size is equally impressive: 750 m in diameter and 17.5 m deep. This enables two-way navigation for ships, including those of larger dimensions, now allowing ships to enter and leave simultaneously. Another milestone in the development of the waterside access was the completion of the outer breakwaters in September of this year. Over 1.6 km of new infrastructure has been added to the existing breakwater system, and the parameters of the existing island breakwater have been upgraded. This investment does more than shelter the eastern part of the outer harbour, because once the dredging works on the designed fairways and turntables are complete, together with the appropriate positioning of the navigational markings, it will also provide an additional route for the entry and exit of vessels.
All these investments are crucial for the port business. They are all intended to increase the competitiveness of the port and its share in the handling operations in the Baltic Sea. “It is our job to create opportunities and we are doing so. If the area is well-organised, well-developed and well-connected, finding an investor is just a matter of time. At the Port of Gdańsk, we still have about 120 ha where investments can be carried out,” explains Łukasz Greinke, CEO of the Port of Gdańsk. “Our advantage is the fact that we are a port without limitations, free of ice, and deep water. Being up to 17 metres deep, the docks can accommodate the world’s largest container ships and bulk carriers in the Baltic Sea.”
The Port of Gdańsk has been the fastest growing European port in the last decade, and the largest container port in the Baltic Sea.
Find more information about the tendering procedure at deepwater.portgdansk.pl.
Contact for the media:
Anna Drozd – spokesperson for the Port of Gdańsk
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