The Port of Gdansk received funding for the project entitled “Improvement of the infrastructure of the Port of Gdansk along with an analysis of the implementation of the OPS low-emission system for the sustainable development of the TEN-T network.” The grant of nearly EUR 100 million comes from the Connecting Europe Facility for 2021-2027 (CEF 2).
The Port of Gdansk project was submitted to the European Commission in January this year. The subsidy was granted in the full amount requested, ie EUR 99,586,250.
– I am convinced that the implementation of this project will contribute to the increase in the competitiveness of the Port of Gdansk, strengthening the transhipment potential and increasing capacity. Thanks to these investments, the quality and standard of ship service as well as working conditions will improve. The rebuilt quays will be adapted to the needs of vessels with a greater draft than before, so that they can safely navigate in the port canal, fully using the potential of the recently rebuilt fairway in the Inner Port – explains Łukasz Malinowski, President of the Port of Gdansk.
– The project provides for the reconstruction of four more berths of the Inner Port, with a total length of 1,916 meters, together with the necessary underground and railway infrastructure. The Wiślane and Bytomskie Quays are located along the Port Canal, while the Rudowe III and Węglowe Quays are quays located in the Górniczy Basin. The PGA announced three tender procedures for the selection of contractors for construction works at the Rudowe, Bytomskie and Wiślane Quays. The announcement of the fourth tender, for the Węglowe Quay, is planned for the third quarter of 2023, points out Kamil Tarczewski, Vice-President of the Port of Gdansk.
The project also provides for a study task regarding the preparation of the “Analysis of the implementation of the onshore power supply system for ships in the Port of Gdansk (OPS – Onshore Power Supply)”. The study is to take into account, among others: analysis of the state of use of OPS systems for supplying ships with electricity during their berth in seaports, assessment of the state of adaptation of seagoing vessels to shore-side electricity supply, assessment of the demand for power supply for ships in the Port of Gdańsk, as well as a plan to implement this technology in the Port of Gdańsk .
The investment implementation period is 2023-2027.