The Outer Port is a strategic investment of the Port of Gdynia. The project, as a priority task of the Port of Gdynia Authority S.A., has received the approval of the Government of the Republic of Poland and has been included in the governmental draft Programme for the Development of Polish Seaports until 2020 (with an outlook to 2030). The deepwater Outer Port will be built on the base of the existing Nabrzeże Śląskie [Silesian Quay] – on artificial land extending beyond the current protective breakwater. Its construction has become a necessity in the face of growing market competition and forecasts of the demand for container transhipment in Polish seaports, which is expected to grow to around 9.5 million TEU in 2050. The Outer Port, as a jetty constituting a landed sea area, increasing the port area by 151 ha and the transhipment capacity by 2.5 million TEU.
The Port of Gdynia Authority S.A. has formally launched a procedure to select a private partner for the “Construction of the Outer Port in the Port of Gdynia” project. The procedure is conducted in the form of a competitive dialogue – the most optimal form of conducting an order provided for in the Public Procurement Law and Public-Private Partnership Act, for large infrastructure projects.
The launch of the competitive dialogue is one of the key milestones of the Outer Port in the Port of Gdynia project.
With the publication of the announcement, an important stage of work in the economic, financial, legal and technical area was completed by a transaction advisor, which is a consortium of companies:
- Ernst & Young sp. z o. o.,
- Domański Zakrzewski Palinka sp. k.,
- Databout sp. z o.o.
The next step will be to select, from among all the applications, a maximum of 5 entities (or their consortia) to be interviewed through a competitive dialogue. During the dialogue, the Port of Gdynia Authority S.A. will make available to its participants a set of documents such as efficiency assessment, feasibility study, environmental analyses and multi-discipline concepts. The effect of the competitive dialogue will be the submission of offers from which the Port of Gdynia Authority S.A. will choose the most advantageous one. A PPP agreement for the design, construction and operation of the new terminal will be signed with the winning entity, which will bind the Port of Gdynia Authority for over 30 years.
The deadline for submitting applications for admission to the qualification procedure is scheduled for 15 January 2021.