Reconstruction of the Swedish Quay in the Port of Gdynia

Port of Gdynia Authority S.A.

Total cost of project implementation:
88 541 489,09  PLN

Qualified expenses:
60 445 110,68  PLN

EU cofinanced value:
51 378 344,07  PLN

The project is co-financed by the European Union Cohesion Fund wihin the Operational Programme “Infrastructure and Environment”

Project Description

The project concerns the eastern part of the Port, and it consists in the reconstruction of the Swedish Quay section and the road and rail system together with the above- and underground infrastructure. The purpose of the investment is to develop the potential for bulk cargo handling. The project area is located within the TEN-T network.

Project Objective

As part of the project, the following tasks are to be performed: reconstruction of the port’s quay together with redevelopment of the road and rail access, and construction of an installation collecting sewage from ships.

The object of the project is to perform construction work under the “Reconstruction of the Swedish Quay in the Port of Gdynia” project, which will consist mainly in rebuilding the western part of the quay so as to enable PANAMAX-type ships of
245 m x 34.5 m x 12.7 m with load capacity of 63000DWT to moor there.

Through activities aimed at improving bulk trans-shipment in the area of the mass terminal currently used for this purpose, the project will increase the Port of Gdynia’s competitiveness in the Baltic Sea Region. Implementation of the project will also contribute to increasing the share of combined transport in all cargo transport, as the mass terminal will be adapted so as to enable rail transportation. It will also help to improve the quality and speed of cargo handling in the port. Moreover, the project will be of great importance for increasing the share of environmentally-friendly transport in total cargo transport.

The moment the investment is completed, Gdynia will gain an extensive, modern port infrastructure for handling bulk cargo, such as fodder products or aggregates for road construction in Poland. The project will also contribute to increasing the share of environmentally-friendly sea transport in total cargo transport. Keeping the well-being of the marine environment and the port surroundings in mind, 2–3 points for collecting sewage from ships will be opened as part of the “Reconstruction of the Swedish Quay in the Port of Gdynia” project. The Port of Gdynia will thus contribute to reducing the discharge of sewage from ships into the Baltic Sea. By introducing rainwater pre-treatment systems, the project will also help to reduce the amount of pollution flowing into the port waters, which will directly contribute to the improvement of the environment.

Responding to measures limiting the emission of pollutants into the atmosphere, the project is to ensure the installation of systems that will in future enable ships to be supplied with electric power from the quay. The project will be ready to come into operation immediately after completion of the investment.

As a result of the construction of quays and manoeuvring and storage areas, the trans-shipment capacity of the Port of Gdynia will be increased. The key is to create conditions favourable for the development of trans-shipment, which will lead to increased competitiveness of Polish seaports in the Baltic Sea region. The project will also enable the creation of new sea motorway connections.

EU Funding

On 30th December 2013, the co-financing agreement No. POIS.07.02.00-00-024/13-00 was signed for the “Reconstruction of the Swedish Quay in the Port of Gdynia” project, POIS.07.02.00-00-024/13, under measure 7.2: Development of Maritime Transport, Priority VII: Environmentally-friendly transport of the Infrastructure and Environment 2007–2013 Operational Programme, by Janusz Jarosiński, President of the Management Board, and Krystyna Szambelańczyk, Vice-President of the Management Board of Port of Gdynia Authority S.A. and Paweł Szaciłło, Acting Director of the Centre for EU Transport Projects.

The assumed total cost of Project implementation amounts to PLN 88,541,489.09.

The maximum amount of eligible expenses is PLN 60,445,110.68.

The amount of EU funding is PLN 51,378,344,07.

Project implementation years: 2013–2015.

Technical Data

The investment will include:

  1. reconstruction of the hydro-technical construction of 392.4 m and moving the mooring line one metre into the water;
  2. dredging works up to a depth of 13.5 m (without seabed reinforcement) – along the reconstructed section of the quay;
  3. reinforcement of underwater embankments;
  4. reconstruction of 484 metres of road surfaces and railway system of the Danish Quay;
  5. reconstruction of the sanitary, rainwater, water-supply, energy and telecommunication networks in the reconstructed part of the quay.

Activities within the framework of the project

Current investment map
Decision of the Regional Director for Environmental Protection in Gdańsk
Project Outline Specification


Project design was completed in 2012, and at the beginning of 2013, reconstruction of the infrastructure began. The entire investment is to be ready for use in 2015.

Prepared by:

Department of EU Project Management

Port of Gdynia Authority S.A.