Increasing the efficiency of existing quays, building new ones and improving the quality of cargo handling at the Port of Szczecin are the objectives of the investment “Improving access to the port of Szczecin in the area of the Dębicki Canal”.
Modernisation of the Czech quay is underway, with some of the metal piles strengthening it already having been driven into the ground. Ultimately as many as 9,600 tonnes of fi 914 and 813 pipes will be installed, each between 18 and 21 metres long. Work is also underway on the other side of the Canal. Here, work has begun on the construction of a new Norwegian quay, the sheet piling has begun and CFA piles are being made.
Thanks to the investment, the Port of Szczecin will accept ships with up to 50,000 tonnes on board, which will double the amount of cargo currently handled. This will increase the port’s competitiveness on the market. Above all, however, as a result of the widening and deepening of the Dębicki Channel the safety of ship traffic in this area of the port will be significantly improved.
This will be done
Within the scope of the investment nearly 1,000 metres of the Czech and Slovak wharves will be rebuilt and the technical infrastructure in the direct vicinity of the wharves will be modernised and adapted to a technical depth of 12.5 m.
On Ostrów Grabowski island, the contractor will also build more than 1,080 metres of completely new Norwegian and Danish quays. As part of the project, the Debica Canal will be widened to 200 m (currently 120 m) and deepened to 12.5 m. In turn, the so-called concrete mattress will strengthen the Canal bottom in the area of the Cooperative, Finnish and Czech wharves and protect them against ship propeller traffic. A spoil field will be constructed on Ostrów Mieleński Island. The spoil excavated during dredging will be stored there and in the spoil field on Ostrow Grabowski, which is being redeveloped under another contract. Approximately 1.5 million m3 will be utilised.
The project “Improving access to the port of Szczecin in the area of the Dębicki Canal” is co-financed by the European Union from the Cohesion Fund under the Infrastructure and Environment Operational Programme. The cost of the works is PLN 343.1 million. The project investor is the Szczecin and Świnoujście Seaports Authority (Zarząd Morskich Portów Szczecin i Świnoujście SA), the contractor is the Sopot-based NDI company, and project supervision is provided by SWECO.
Investment in figures
Total length of sheet piling – 40 km.
Total length of steel pipes – 20 km.
Execution of works on norwegian and danish quay
The total tonnage of sheet piling for the Norwegian and Danish Quay is 3800 t, and the entire scope was delivered to the construction site in 2 months.
So far 280 m of the designed 300 m of plunging have been completed.
Almost 280 units of CFA piles have been completed out of the design 360 units.
3,400 linear metres of piles together with pile buns were delivered to the construction site.
Execution of works on the Czech and Slovak quay
All demolition work for Stage I was completed.
4,300 m out of 16,000 m of ground anchors on the Czech and Slovak quay were made.
146 / 801 units were dug and concreted.
Diving works revealed over 1600 pieces of various munitions on the bottom of the basin.
Execution of works on the island of Ostrów Mieleński
2100 / 4800 m of working platform on the Island was completed.
Delivery of 0.5 million m2 of geosynthetics to the Island is in progress.
50 ha of forest cleared in accordance with RDOŚ decision.
Pontoon Bridge – over the Danube
Currently 100 of the planned 120 sections of the PP-64 Pontoon Park are under construction.
The amount of excavated material from the bottom of the Canal would fill the newly built Pogoń Stadium four times or the National Stadium one and a half times. Reinforcement (ribbed and straight bars), the amount of tons of reinforcement (1600 tons) is equal to the weight of 73 armoured personnel carriers Rosomak. Structural concrete, the projected amount of m3 of concrete would allow the Jasne Błonia to be built up with a 0.30 m thick layer of concrete.
Current status of the project
Material progress: 23 per cent.
Stage I works are in progress, comprising: Czech Quay Stage I approx. 316 m, Norwegian Quay, Construction of the dumping field at Ostrów Mieleński.
Financial progress of the project: 10 per cent.