By Marek Grzybowski
The main projects implemented by the Maritime Office in Gdynia include: Revitalization of the shores in Gdańsk, the capital of the Pomeranian Voivodeship, Deepening of the port in Gdynia, introduction of modern navigation markings, improvement of safety and communications on the Polish coast of the Baltic Sea – presented by Dr. Master Mariner Wiesław Piotrzkowski, director of the Maritime Office in Gdynia.
The presentation of projects implemented by the Maritime Office in Gdynia under the Infrastructure and Environment Operational Program 2014-2020 took place at a conference in Gdańsk on October 23, 2023. The Maritime Office carried out 5 large infrastructure projects that significantly improved access from the sea to Tri-City ports, as well as strengthened the safety of life and navigation in Polish maritime areas.
– The total cost of implementing 5 projects amounted to over PLN 1,150,000,000. 85% of the funding was obtained from the European Union – said Magdalena Kierzkowska, spokeswoman for the Maritime Office in Gdynia, who hosted the conference.
The conference was attended by Grzegorz Witkowski – Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Infrastructure and representatives of the Ministry of Infrastructure, the Ministry of Climate and Environment, the Pomeranian Voivode, the Polish Army, the Provincial Commander of the Police in Gdańsk, the Provincial Commander of the State Fire Service in Olsztyn, the Provincial Commander of the State Fire Service in Gdańsk, Center for EU Transport Projects, Regional Directorate for Environmental Protection in Gdańsk, Wody Polskie State Water Management, Tax Administration Chamber in Gdańsk, Pomeranian Customs and Tax Office, Provincial Inspectorate of Environmental Protection in Gdańsk, Pomeranian Construction Supervision Inspectorate, Maritime Border Guard Unit, Hydrographic Office of the Navy Navy, Pomeranian Branch of the Agency for Modernization and Restructuring of Agriculture, Maritime Accident Investigation Commission, Maritime Office in Szczecin, Office of Inland Navigation in Gdańsk, local government officials, higher education, museums, associations of maritime companies, companies from the maritime industry, contractors, subcontractors, designers, contract engineers.
103 years of maritime administration on Polish lands. And only in the last 10 years, PLN 1 billion 150 million was spent on some investments in maritime economy at the Maritime Office in Gdynia – said Grzegorz Witkowski. Let the numbers speak for themselves, how important and necessary these investments were, and what a great driving force for the entire national economy of the Polish state is the maritime economy.
Project: Deepening of the approach fairway and internal water areas of the Port of Gdynia. Stage II – deepening of the approach fairway was presented by Barbara Olczyk – deputy investment director of the Maritime Office in Gdynia.
Modernization of the entrance to the internal port (in Gdańsk). Stage III a – this is the topic discussed by Andrzej Małkiewicz – representative of the director of the Maritime Office in Gdynia for project implementation.
The construction of the Maritime Distress Communication System, GMDSS-PL, was presented by Michał Hołubowski – deputy plenipotentiary of the director of the Maritime Office in Gdynia for project implementation.
An integrated navigation marking system with e-navigation elements was presented by Jan Młotkowski – deputy director of the Maritime Office in Gdynia for navigation infrastructure.
The investments of the Maritime Office are very important
– The investments of the Maritime Office are very important, because it is the Maritime Office that practically invests in the coast and ports, let us emphasize; large and small, ensures the development of infrastructure and our inclusion in the global and local network of connections, both long-distance shipping and shortshipping – said prof. Marek Grzybowski – president of the management board of the Baltic Maritime and Space Cluster for the Pulsarowy.pl portal.
– The investments of the Maritime Office guarantee us that we are ready to accept increasingly modern units and ensure safety in small and large ports and marinas, because it must be emphasized once again that the Maritime Office in Gdynia and the Maritime Office in Szczecin are the main investors in projects related to security coast and the construction of land infrastructure related to the sea – emphasizes the president of the management board of the Baltic Maritime and Space Cluster for the Netka.gda.pl portal.