Studies on seabed began for the construction of the Gdynia Outer Port
On May 3, 2022, ferromagnetic surveys of the seabed began in the area of the planned construction of the outer jetty of the Port of Gdynia. Following the ferromagnetic survey, geological surveys will commence.
The works in progress are a result of a tender issued at the end of 2021 for the execution of geological works and the development of necessary engineering-geological documentation as well as ferromagnetic reconnaissance of the seabed.
These are very important activities aimed at studying the entire area of the basin where breakwaters and external piers would be built.
“This is another step at the stage of preparing documentation for the launch of the project of a universal external jetty in the Port of Gdynia” – comments Maciej Krzesiński, commercial director of the Port of Gdynia Authority.
“The research is necessary to take appropriate samples, which we will then submit for analysis. On this basis, a geological and engineering documentation will be created, which will be submitted to the Ministry of Climate and Environment for approval” – he adds.
A versatile external jetty for the next years of the port’s development.
The construction of the External Port is the most important project in the history of the Port of Gdynia since its construction. The project, to be carried out in a public-private partnership, involves the construction of a new universal port jetty.
The planned external jetty will have a universal character. The way it will be used will be determined by its future operator. At the moment, the Port of Gdynia Authority is in the process of selecting the operator. At the same time, a number of access investments and investments facilitating the service of the future terminal are being carried out – investments in railway infrastructure in the Port of Gdynia and its hinterland. This will increase the capacity and allow for the smooth operation of the Outer Port.
The quality of infrastructure is being adapted to the growing expectations of the market. Thanks to investments, the competitive position of the port in the Baltic Sea basin is being improved. Moreover, the new breakwaters will provide protection for the entire port, which is a port of strategic importance for the functioning of the Polish economy.
The construction of the Outer Port removes limitations on the further development of the Port of Gdynia and lays the foundations for the efficient functioning of the port in the future. The investment will also increase the handling potential and the competitiveness of the Port of Gdynia in the Baltic Sea region.