“Improvement of access to the Port of Szczecin in the area of the Kashubian Basin” is one of the flagship investment projects implemented by the Szczecin and Świnoujście Seaports Authority in the port of Szczecin. Its purpose is to increase the port’s capacity to handle general and bulk cargo. The assumption of the project is also to increase the competitiveness of the port in Szczecin by increasing access for sea-going commercial vessels of greater tonnage than at present.
In the presence of invited guests, including Leszek Dobrzyński, Member of the Sejm of the Republic of Poland, and Zbigniew Bogucki, Voivode of West Pomerania, on March 22 this year. at a special press conference, ZMPSiŚ SA, together with the contractor, Korporacja Budowlana Doraco, informed about the progress of works carried out as part of the investment.
Scope of works
The works include the reconstruction of the most used quays in the mass area, i.e. Katowicki and Chorzowski. Along with them, the Chorzowskie-Uskok and Gliwickie Uskok quays will also be rebuilt. As part of the works, the project also includes the landing of the Notecki Basin and the construction of the Closing Quay, as well as the construction of the Dąbrowieckie Quay with a dolphin harbor almost 290 m long, the lining of the corners of the Ostrów Mieleński and Mieleńska Łąka Islands, and the deepening of the Kashubian Basin to a depth of 12.5 m.
The financial advancement of the entire contract is nearly 65 percent, while the material is almost 68 percent.
The most advanced are at the Dąbrowieckie and Gliwickie-Uskok quays, where works have been completed in almost 100 percent.
The Notecki Basin has been completely closed – backfilling of the Basin’s basin is underway.
At the Chorzowskie and Chorzowskie-Uskok quays, pile driving, piling, reinforcement and concreting works are underway, the completion of works on these two quays is planned for the fourth quarter of 2023.
On sections 10-13 of the Chorzowski quay, almost all types of works have already been completed. The last works related to the construction of the railway and road surface of the quay are in progress.
On the Katowickie quay, sections 1-6, a piling wall was built and a square layout was made. Reinforcement works and concreting of the lower wharf are in progress.
Works related to strengthening the shores of the islands of Ostrów Mieleński and Mieleńska Łąka have been almost completely completed. In the meantime, dredging works on the reservoir are still underway. The spoil is deposited in silting fields located in Ostrów Grabowski and the Notecki Basin, which, after landing, will create a land reserve for the development of port infrastructure in the area of the embankment. closing. Completion of all works is planned for the third quarter of 2024.
The cost of the project is nearly PLN 223 million. The investment received PLN 150.2 million of EU funding from the Cohesion Fund under the Operational Program Infrastructure and Environment. Upon completion of the investment, vessels with a cargo of 45-50 thousand tonnes will be able to call at the port of Szczecin. tons on board and a draft of 11 m. Basic parameters of the quays after the investment is completed:
Katowickie Quay: length 502.12 m; technical depth 12.5 m.
Chorzowskie Quay: length 295.65 m; technical depth 12.5 m.
Chorzowskie-Uskok quay with a RO-RO ramp, length approx. 73 m, technical depth 12.5 m.
Gliwickie-Uskok quay, length approx. 56 m, technical depth 12.5 m.
Dąbrowieckie Quay with a dolphin marina: length 288.61 m; technical depth at the harbor is 10.5 m (stage I).