First ship served at the new quay in the port of Szczecin

The newly built Dabrowa Quay in the Port of Szczecin has handled its first ship. The chemical tanker City Island took on almost 18,000 tonnes of sulphuric acid in its tanks.

The Dabrowa Wharf, together with a quay with a total length of almost 289 metres, was built as part of the investment ‘Improving access to the port in Szczecin in the area of the Kaszubski Basin’, implemented by the Szczecin and Świnoujście Seaports Authority SA. It was equipped with state-of-the-art technology for handling liquid chemicals, including a comprehensive system of technical infrastructure to protect the environment.

At present, the quay is mainly dedicated to the regular transhipment of sulphuric acid, but in the future it may also be adapted for the transhipment of other products. This is provided by a new transhipment platform, equipped with a gangway tower and marine loading arms to guarantee safe handling of this type of cargo. The quay is designed to handle vessels with a maximum length of 170 metres, a width of 27.9 metres and a draught of 9.7 metres.

In addition to the construction of the new Dabrowa Wharf with a jetty, the scope of works under the ‘Improving access to the port in Szczecin in the area of the Kaszubski Basin’ project includes the reconstruction of the Chorzów Wharf, the Katowice Wharf, the Chorzów-Uskok Wharf with a ro-ro ramp and the Gliwice Uskok Wharf, as well as the filling-in of the Notec Basin and the construction of the Closing Wharf.

The Project will include the deepening of the Kashubian Basin to a depth of 12.5 m, together with the shoring of the corners of Ostrów Mieleński and Mieleska Łąka Islands and the strengthening of the corner of Sosnowiec Wharf. The status of the project is now almost 90 per cent complete.

The contractor for the construction work is the DORACO Construction Corporation. The investment costs nearly PLN 223 million net and has received EU funding from the Cohesion Fund under the Infrastructure and Environment Operational Programme 2014-2020.

Photos: ZMPSiŚ SA

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