The construction of bottom reinforcement along the Przemysłowe Quay in the Inner Port and the replacement of its fender line will soon begin. Thanks to this investment, amounting to nearly PLN 28 million, the technical depth at the quay will be increased to 10 m, which will significantly increase the transhipment capabilities of operators.
In addition, strengthening the bottom will improve the safety of the quay structure, and replacing the fender line in the section III-1 and III-2 will enable servicing larger vessel. The works will be carried out in stages on sections with a total length of 802 m. The Industrial Quay is located on the right bank of the Inner Port in Gdańsk.
The contract with the contractor, i.e. a consortium of companies led by Erbud S.A. was signed at the beginning of December this year. The construction site will be handed over in the first week of January 2024. The investment is to be ready after two years.
– Our goal is to create business opportunities. We plan and implement investments to meet the needs of current and future contractors. One of such projects has just come to an end. The expansion of the Przemysłowe Quay area, which is part of the long-term investment strategy of the Port of Gdańsk, will significantly improve communication, streamline transshipment, and will also allow for the commercialization of new investment areas. Now it's time to modernize the wharf itself. In two years, when it is put into operation, larger vessels will be handled there, which will certainly increase the transhipment capabilities of operators – explains Kamil Tarczewski, vice-president of the Port of Gdańsk.
The scope of the order includes dredging works, bottom strengthening and replacement of the fender line and other quay equipment.
– The modernization of the quay will also minimize the risk of bottom trims that are unfavorable for the quay's structure and will increase the permissible draft of ships, which is very important for our contractors. Additionally, it is also very important for us that the entire investment will be supervised by the Port's engineering staff – adds Łukasz Jabłonowski, director of the Department of Hydrotechnical Infrastructure at the Port of Gdansk.