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On 9th August 2011, at the premises of the Szczecin and Świnoujście Seaports Authority, a contract was signed for a project of modernising railway infrastructure in the ports of Szczecin and Świnoujście.

Eight domestic and foreign companies bid for the project. The most favourable bid was submitted by Schweerbau GmbH, Germany.
The gross project cost is PLN65,426,789.24. The Seaports Authority provides PLN20,213,154.40, whereas the EU contribution of PLN45,213,634.84 comes from the Operational Programme Infrastructure and Environment.
The bid price, similarly to road investment projects in the ports, is significantly lower than the investor’s cost estimate. The Ports Authority intends to use the saving to develop modern buffer car parks heavy vehicles waiting for unloading and loading. The infrastructure projects are expected to improve safety and vehicle traffic in the ports.
- This is the largest infrastructure transport modernisation project in our ports. We are involved in ongoing repair and modernisation, but it is unprecendented investment aimed at improving traffic in the ports, said Jarosław Siergiej, the Chairman of Szczecin and Świnoujście Seaports Authority.
- I would like to congratulate the Ports Authority such an attractive bid price, said Lutz Jelito, owner and managing director of Schwerbau, while signing the contract.
The implementaiton of the project will contribute to improved operating parameters. At the same time, the rail infrastructure, which is an important element of TEN-T, will be improved to meet the standard necessary for the rolling tock operated on international railway lines. The project will create favourable conditions for increasing the contribution of the rail in port services, and significantly improve traffic and cargo handling safety in the ports.
- We hope that the investment contributes to enhances competitiveness of our ports and make them more attractive among our partners as the best possible location for cargo handling, said Jarosław Siergiej.