A huge investment thanks to which the Port of Gdynia will be able to handle Baltimax vessels has been granted 273 million PLN of co-financing. The contract signed today in the presence of Małgorzata Zielińska, Vice-Minister of Investment and Economic Development, starts a new process related to the redevelopment of quays and deepening of the access fairway and inner port water areas.
On behalf of PoGA S.A the contract was signed by President Adam Meller and Vice-President Piotr Nowak, whereas on behalf of CUPT - by Director Przemysław Gorgol.
Until now, from its own funds, the Port of Gdynia has carried out most of the works related to the enlargement of turntable no. 2 to the diameter of 480 meters in the Basin IX. Also, in a tender procedure a contractor of the redevelopment of Slovakian and Italian Quays has been selected. Thanks to the co-financing the company will continue developing the port infrastructure, implementing successfully its development strategy adopted by the PoGA S.A, as well as the Programme for the Development of Polish Seaports to 2020 (with perspective to 2030).
“We approach all works within the investment professionally and in a comprehensive way. To have the possibility of handling bulk carriers and container vessels of maximum parameters we will carry out both modernization and construction works, as well as those improving navigation conditions”, comments Adam Meller, President of the Port of Gdynia Authority S.A.
“We want our port to be safe, that is why we are installing the GBAS-RTK measuring system, which is another step towards full implementation of world’s safest ship guiding mechanism. In terms of the versatility of transhipped goods, the Port of Gdynia is the first port in Europe with such a system for accurate indication of a ship’s location with a centimetre precision,” he adds.
The investment will be carried out in the outer port and along the entire Port Canal – from the port entry to the Puck Quay and in Basins III, IV, V. The multi-stage project includes: the already-mentioned redevelopment of the turntable to the diameter of 480 m at Basin IX and construction works related to the relocation of the Navy Shipyard floating dock. The inner port water basins will be deepened to 16 meters, and, as a result, quays along the Port Canal, i.e. Slovakian, Italian and Norwegian as well as Helskie and Indian Quays will be modernized.
The main objective of the investment is to allow vessels with draught of up to 15 meters to call at the Port of Gdynia (at present max. draught is 13 meters), improvement of navigational conditions and security of hydrotechnical constructions.