EU financial perspective 2007-2013
The Szczecin and Świnoujście Seaports Authority carried out several investment projects under the Operational Programme for Infrastructure and Environment (OPI&E), Priority VII – Environmentally friendly transport, Measure 7.2. – Development of sea transport, including:
1. Extending of port infrastructure in the southern part of the port of Świnoujście.
2. Extending of port infrastructure in the northern part of the Ewa Peninsula in the port of Szczecin.
3. Rebuilding of road infrastructure in ports of Szczecin and Świnoujście.
4. Rebuilding of rail infrastructure in ports of Szczecin and Świnoujście.
5. Building of terminal infrastructure in ports of Szczecin and Świnoujście – parking places.
1. OPI&E 7.2-11 Extending of port infrastructure in the southern part of the port of Świnoujście
On 16.07.2012, contract no. POIS.07.02.00-00-016/11-00 was signed to provide funding for Extending of port infrastructure in the southern part of the port of Świnoujście.
Project cost: PLN111,128,530.00
EU contribution: PLN54,080,594.15
The project developed new post no. 1 for servicing ferries of 220 m in length, which now cannot be serviced in Świnoujście because of port infrastructure shortage. The project helped building a quay of total length 242.15 m and permissible depth 13.0 m together with basic infrastructure, such as platforms for accessing ferries, overpass for cars, gallery for passengers and technical infrastructure. Period of realisation: 2012-2015
2. OPI&E 7.2-12 Extending of port infrastructure in the northern part of the Ewa Peninsula in the port of Szczecin
In 12.10.2010, contract no. POIS.07.02.00-00-006\09-00 was signed to provide funding for Extending of port infrastructure in the northern part of the Ewa Peninsula in the port of Szczecin
Project cost: PLN37,993,278.82
EU contribution: PLN26,081,557.48
The project aimed at developing basic port infrastructure, chiefly hydrotechnical one, in the port of Szczecin within area managed by the Seaports Authority.
The project rebuilded and extended the Zbożowe Quay by 35 m towards the north. The quay is suitable for servicing ships of 230 m in length or simultaneous servicing 2 smaller ships 100 m each. The project included building a parking quay (Niemieckie Quay) of 163 m in length and 10.5 m in technical depth. The quay is situated in the northern part of the Ewa Peninsula. The construction of the quay supports future dredging of up to 12.5 m which is planned in phase three of modernizing the Świnoujście – Szczecin Fairway. Period of realisation: 2011-2015
3. OPI&E 7.2-13 Rebuilding of road infrastructure in ports of Szczecin and Świnoujście
In 12.10.2010, contract no. POIS.07.02.00-00-007\09-00 was signed to provide funding for Rebuilding of road infrastructure in ports of Szczecin and Świnoujście.
Project cost: PLN 63.711.828,25
EU contribution: PLN43.025.872,46
The total length of roads rebuilt in Szczecin was 5.856,60 m. The total length of roads rebuilt in Świnoujście amounted to 2.901,59 m.
Period of realisation: 2011-2014
4. OPI&E 7.2-14 Rebuilding of rail infrastructure in ports of Szczecin and Świnoujście
On 12.10.2010, contract no. POIS.07.02.00-00-009\09-00 was signed to provide funding for Rebuilding of rail infrastructure in ports of Szczecin and Świnoujście
Project cost: PLN76,983,370.89
EU contribution: PLN52,779,863.29
The project involved modernizing of rail infrastructure and was implemented in seaports of Szczecin and Świnoujście, at plots managed by the Seaports Authority. The project included rebuilding and modernizing of 35,927 m of track and 134 switches. The project scope covered rail infrastructure of three sidings in the port: 'Commercial Port of Świnoujście, Szczecin Masówka Port and Szczecin Port Drobnica. The project improved parameters of railway tracks in the ports adjusting them to rolling stock operated on E-59 and CE-59, main international railroads.
Period of realisation: 2011-2014
5. OPI&E 7.2-36 Building of terminal infrastructure in ports of Szczecin and Świnoujście – parking places
On 08.01.2013, a contract was signed to develop a project no. OPI&E 7.2-36 from the list of individual projects.
On 08.07.2013, an application was filed to obtain EU funding for Building of terminal infrastructure in ports of Szczecin and Świnoujście – parking places.
The project was implemented in the ports of Szczecin and Świnoujście at plots managed by the Seaports Authority. The project involved building parking places for trucks and passenger cars together with adjacent infrastructure to provide for comprehensive servicing of road transport before and after loading/unloading of cargo. The implementation of the project aimed at increasing accessibility of quays in the port and basic external and internal infrastructure.
Period of realisation: 2011-2014
EU financial perspective 2014-2020
Sustainable Świnoujście-Trelleborg Motorway of the Sea
On 30.11.2015, the Innovation and Network Executive Agency (INEA), European Commission, signed a contract with the Seaports Authority to provide financing for the project of ‘Sustainable sea-land links between Poland and Sweden: Sustainable Świnoujście-Trelleborg Motorway of the Sea based on improved infrastructure, development intermodal transport and integration of hinterland corridors’ from the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF). The total value of the contract is EUR29,812,872. The project will cover expenses incurred from 1st January 2014 to 31st December 2019. The Project will be implemented in partnership with the Port and Municipality of Trelleborg.
The Polish part of the project focuses on adjusting infrastructure at the Ferry Terminal of Świnoujście to handle intermodal transport. Plans include purchasing of ferry berth no. 6 with its backup facility from the Military Property Agency. Initially, an engineering documentation is going to be developed and based on the documentation rebuilding of ferry berth no. 5, expanding land at ferry berth no. 6 and connecting it with berth no. 5. This should produce a new berth of 293 m in length and 13 m in depth. Additionally, three car parks will be developed and connected with an overpass which will become a part of the second inbound route to the terminal. The project will also develop new and rebuild existing railway tracks, new ramp, passenger gallery, and purchase new loading equipment, i.e. two reach stackers and four tractors. Building works should start in 2017.
Simultaneously, Swedish partners will carry out studies and designing for further extension of the Trelleborg Seaport, including its south-east part, entry to the port from the east, and building of a logistic centre, car parks, new backup facilities, and a road access to the port. The documentation will help rebuilding port infrastructure to handle 240 m ferries. Additionally, at berth no. 5, the project will develop infrastructure to supply electricity to ferries during their stay in the port.
The investment at the Świnoujście Ferry Terminal will not only create conditions for developing intermodal transport, but also contribute to the implementation of Objective 2 of the ‘Szczecin and Świnoujście Development Strategy until 2027’, namely better integration of the Szczecin-Świnoujście Port Complex within the north-south sea and land transport corridor through modern port infrastructure and improved access to the ports from the sea and land, so much indispensable for further development of the ports.
The investment is a part of a global project focusing on improving and optimizing logistic chains between Scandinavia and Southern Europe, including among others the Baltic-Adriatic Transport Corridor. It is a follow up of the cooperation with the Port of Trelleborg regarding the establishing the motorway of the sea, a cooperation which started in 2014. The project reflects common interests in ‘Ensuring sustainable services of the Trelleborg – Świnoujście Motorway of the Sea by modernizing port infrastructure, developing intermodal transport and integrating with inland corridors’ while utilizing funding from the Trans-European Transport Networks (TEN-T).
The Project of ‘Sustainable sea-land links between Poland and Sweden: Sustainable Świnoujście-Trelleborg Motorway of the Sea based on improved infrastructure, development of intermodal transport and integration of hinterland corridors’ is co-funded from the CEF, European Union.
Extension and modernization of technical infrastructure in ports of Szczecin and Świnoujście
The investment covers building of new and modernization of existing technical infrastructure, including: water, sewage, rainwater drainage, power, ICT, fire water and a land drainage system. The investment aims at improving and complementing technical infratsructure in all areas of the ports of Szczecin and Świnoujście.
Improving access to the port of Szczecin near the Dębicki Canal
The project involves modernizing of Czeskie and Słowackie quays of total length of mooring space 985 m, and deepening to 12.5 m and increasing the bearing capacity of the quays to 40 kN/m2. The project will also modernize technical infrastructure in the immediate support area and dismantling of the existing ro-ro platform. It will improve parameters of the Dębicki Canal to service the largest vessels that may call at the port of Szczecin, i.e. canal widening to 200 m on its entire length and dredging to 12.5 m.
Improving access to the port of Szczecin near the Kaszubski Basin
The investment aims at modernizing Katowickie and Chorzowskie Quays of total length 840 m and mooring space of 735 m. Those are quays of the most intensive use within the bulk cargo area in Szczecin. The project also involves dredging to a technical depth of 12.5 m and bearing capacity of 40kN/m2.
Building of a berthing facilitiy for exporting LNG in the outer port basin in Świnoujście
The investment involves building a dolphin berth of total length equal to the mooring space of about 100m and total spacing of dolphins about 220m. The facility will be fitted with systems providing for safe berthing and loading of vessels. The investment will help distributing LNG in the Baltic Sea Region and bunkering of commercial vessels with ecological fuel.
Extension of port infrastructure in the Dębicki Canal in the port of Szczecin
The project includes building Norweskie Quay of 240 m in length and 12.5 m in depth, together with necessary supporting infrastructure to handle classical break bulk and unitized cargo as well as project cargo. In this particular stage, the project is expected to widen the Dębicki Canal to 200 m on its entire length.
Building of a deep berth in the outer port of Świnoujście
The investment involves building a sheet pile wall of 1300 m in length parallel to the existing eastern breakwater and filling in the space between with 2 million m3 of spoil dredge from the sea bottom to create land surface of 20 ha. The new land will provide a first line support area for three new quays to be built in the outer port basin (including shelter facility for ships). The investment includes building of the first deep quay of about 400 m in length and 14.5 m in technical depth, with a target technical depth of 17.0 m.
Building of port infratsructure in the Górnośląski Basin in the port of Szczecin
The project includes filling in of the Notecki Basin, building of the Dolnośląskie Quay of 308m in length and 10.0m technical depth together with supporting infrastructure. The project should enable creating a single mooring space from Górnośląskie and Dolnośląskie Quays of about 600m in length, and simultaneously handling three ships of 15 thousand tons DWT each.