Port Gdynia extends the internal entrance to 140 m

Port Gdynia

Reconstruction of the northern pilot spur is another stage in the project of deepening the approach track and internal waters in the Port of Gdynia, whose aim is to enable the arrival of ships with Baltimax parameters and to improve navigation conditions and safety of hydrotechnical structures.

The investment will increase the port’s reloading capacity and competitiveness in the Baltic Sea region and in the Baltic-Adriatic Corridor of the Trans-European Transport Networks TEN-T. The whole action will also contribute to the improvement of navigation parameters, the Port of Gdynia is one of only two ports in the world using the RTK corrections for navigation purposes in accordance with the requirements of international IMO standards and IALA recommendations.

The longest container ship that has ever called at the Port of Gdynia – mv Charlotte Maersk measured almost 347 m long and 42.8 m wide. The vessel entered the port and moored precisely thanks to the OneBoxRTK pilot system, which is the safest tool of its kind using the most modern ship positioning and guidance technology in the world.

Investments in the Port of Gdynia are carried out within the framework of sustainable development, apart from business, the so-called added value to the project is also important for us. In this case, we gain threefold, we influence development, safety and ecology. We act with care for the environment, responsibly and consistently implementing the objectives set by the objectives – says Adam Meller – President of the Port of Gdynia Authority.

Port of Gdynia Seaport Authority SA has obtained significant funding for the investment entitled “Deepening the approach track and internal areas of the Port of Gdynia – Stages I and III and reconstruction of the quays in the Port of Gdynia – Stages II and III”. – Contract number POIS.03.02.00-00-0070/18-00.

Thanks to EU funds, investments in port infrastructure stimulate the economic development of the country, and thus create new jobs in the region. One job in the port initiates the employment of four people in the port industry.

The reconstruction of Ostroga Północ is aimed at enabling the entry to the Port of Gdynia of large container vessels up to 400 m long. The works will consist in widening the entrance between the existing spurs up to 140 m (currently the width is 100 m), by performing the demolition of about 43 mb of the Northern Ostroga and general reconstruction of the remaining section so that in the next stage it will be possible to perform dredging works to the depth of -16.0 m.

– This is the next, after the current construction of the new passenger terminal, execution for the Port of Gdynia – says Karol Zduńczyk, President of the Management Board of the Doraco Construction Corporation, the general contractor of the investment.
– The dynamic development of the port, to which we are again adding our “brick”, is a reason for us to be proud and at the same time a motivation to work. I am sure that our experienced team will realize the project fully in accordance with the expectations of the Investor.

Rel (ZMP Gdynia)


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