These will be new investment areas in the port of Szczecin
In the port of Szczecin, in the Dębicki Canal, two new quays are being built - Norwegian and Danish, and the existing Czech and Slovak quays are undergoing a thorough modernization. The Dębicki Canal itself is also being expanded. All this as part of the investment "Improving access to the port in Szczecin in the area of the Dębicki Canal". The aim of these activities is to double the amount of cargo handled and to improve the quality of their service.
The work is in full swing
The modernization of the first stage of the Czech Quay is coming to an end, where all the planned metal piles to strengthen this quay have already been driven into the ground. Work is also underway on the other side of the Canal, where work related to the construction of the new Norwegian quay has started. The entire sheet piling on the wharf with a length of 300 meters has already been hammered. A huge silting field is also being built on the Ostrów Mieleński island in Szczecin. This is where most of the excavated material from the Dębicki Canal deepening up to 12.5 meters will be sent. About 1,000,000 cubic meters of excavated material will be deposited in this field. The dredging work has already started. A pontoon bridge was specially built to transport the excavated material to Ostrów Mieleński. The quays in the Dębicki Canal are to be ready this year. Two new Quays will be built in the Dębicki Canal: Norwegian and Danish Quays with a total length of 1000 meters.
The port will double the amount of cargo handled
Thanks to the investment, the port of Szczecin will accept ships with a load of up to 50 thousand. tonnes in holds, which will double the amount of cargo currently handled. This will increase the port's competitiveness on the market. Above all, however, as a result of the expansion and deepening of the Dębicki Canal, the safety related to ship traffic in this area of the port will significantly improve.
It will be done
As part of the investment, nearly 1,000 meters of the Czeskie and Słowackie quays will be reconstructed, along with the modernization of the technical infrastructure at the quays' immediate hinterland and their adaptation to a technical depth of 12.5 m.
On the island of Ostrów Grabowski, the contractor will also build over 1080 meters of completely new Norwegian and Danish quays. As part of the project, the Dębicki Canal will be widened to 200 m (currently 120 m) and deepened to 12.5 m. a concrete mattress will strengthen the bottom of the Channel in the area of the Spółdzielczy, Fińskie and Czeskie quays and will protect them against the movement of ship propellers. On the Ostrów Mieleński island, a spoil dump site will be made. It is there and on the dump sites being reconstructed under another contract in Ostrów Grabowski where the spoil excavated during dredging works will be stored. Approximately 1.5 million m3 will be developed.
The project "Improving access to the port in Szczecin in the region of the Dębicki Canal" is co-financed by the European Union from the Cohesion Fund under the Infrastructure and Environment Operational Program. The value of the project is almost PLN 453 million, of which funding from the European Union is nearly PLN 226 million. The investor of the project is the Szczecin and Świnoujście Seaports Authority, the contractor is the Sopot-based company NDI, and the project is supervised by SWECO.
The total length of the sheet piling - 40 km.
The total length of steel pipes - 20 km.
The amount of excavated material from the bottom of the Dębicki Canal would fill the newly built Pogoń Stadium in Szczecin four times or the National Stadium one and a half times.
Reinforcement (ribbed and straight bars), the number of tons of reinforcement (1600 tons) is equal to the weight of 73 Rosomak armored personnel carriers.
Structural concrete, the designed amount of m3 of concrete would allow for the construction of Jasne Błonia in Szczecin with a layer of 0.30 m of concrete.
The current status of the project
Material progress: 41%
Work is underway covering:
• Czech Quay, stage I, about 316 m,
• Norwegian Quay,
• Danish Quay,
• dredging works,
• Construction of a dump site in Ostrów Mieleński.
Project financial progress: 28%
The port is looking for investors
The new investment area created as a result of the investment covers almost 44.6 ha of storage area divided into four squares located at the back of the newly built Norwegian and Danish quays and the existing Finnish quay. It is planned that they will be available to investors from 2023. Those interested in new investment areas in the port of Szczecin can apply to the ZMPSiŚ via a special form available at www.port.szczecin.pl
Investment video: https: //youtu.be/W7egjmVVfLw