Two maneuvering and storage yards, i.e. over 17 hectares for storing containers and wind farm elements, will be ready six months ahead of schedule, Port of Gdynia Authority SA informs in its communication. In order to complete the Logistics Centre in the Port of Gdynia, 85 thousand cubic metres of concrete were needed.
The storage yards and manholes were built on the premises of the Logistic Centre at Logistyczna Street in Gdynia. Their general contractor is the Sopot-based company NDI, which has maintained a high pace of work from the very beginning.
“The current state of progress of the works is over 90 percent. In November, we completed works related to laying the concrete pavement. Thanks to the full involvement of our team and subcontractors, we managed to complete over 185,000 sq. m of pavement in six and a half months”. – says Przemysław Młynarczyk, site manager with NDI. “The completion date of the investment according to the contract was planned for the end of June 2022, so we were ahead of schedule by about six months.”
The fence around square 2 is just being made (square 1 is already built). The installation of the cooling platforms and the fire tank with pumping station is underway. Minor paving, humus and landscaping work are still planned, as well as the installation of the control cabinets for the refrigeration platforms and the completion of the installation of the platforms.
“These will be completed as soon as the weather permits. But already now the yards are ready to be put into use” – Przemysław Młynarczyk points out.
The yards are 45 centimetres thick and have a bearing capacity of 20 tonnes per square metre. Some 55,000 m³ of surface concrete and about 30,000 m³ of base course concrete were used. The pavement was laid in a single layer of fibre-reinforced concrete. In addition, the concrete slabs were dowelled in all directions. The speed of the project was made possible precisely by combining the different paving techniques and setting up a concrete mixing plant on the site. The works were carried out 24 hours a day.
The Port of Gdynia investment also included the construction of linear drainage and the reconstruction and construction of underground and aboveground utilities, i.e. the construction of a rainwater drainage system, a sanitary drainage system, a water supply system and a hydrant system with a fire water tank and pumping station.
In addition, the general contractor’s tasks included the construction of electricity and telecommunications networks, the construction of two transformer stations, an open retention tank with an access road, as well as service platforms for refrigeration containers.
“The cooperation of the Port of Gdynia Authority SA with the NDI SA construction corporation may serve as an example of how to exemplarily implement such projects. From the very beginning, the contractor has shown great commitment to the project. For us, the yards and infrastructure in the western part of our port open up new possibilities for handling various cargo groups – starting from those that have been present in our port for many years, and including completely new ones, such as elements of offshore wind farms. These activities are the key to the competitiveness of the port and enable further high level of functioning of the Port of Gdynia”. – says Jacek Sadaj, President of the Port of Gdynia Authority.
The net value of the investment amounts to over PLN 70.7 million. Thanks to the new yards, the Port of Gdynia gains a chance for development. The city is already part of the trans-European transport network, which is why the intermodal connections that will be implemented in this part of the port are so important.