Port of Gdańsk awards €245m terminal contract
By Lewis Tyler17 July 2022
Construction of a new container terminal at the Port of Gdańsk in Poland is set to go ahead later this year, after port operator DCT Gdansk selected a Ferrovial-led consortium to carry out the €245 million project.
Infrastructure company Ferrovial, acting through its subsidiary Budimex and in consortium with Dredging International, will begin work on the new terminal at DCT Gdańsk in September of this year.
The contract for the new terminal, known as T3, will see the construction of a deepwater pier, drainage works and the building of a 700-metre-long mooring front that will be able to accommodate the largest container ships currently in service.
T3 will span 360,000m2 with a depth of 17 meters, making it one of the largest container terminal hubs in Europe.
Charles Baker, CEO of DCT Gdańsk, said, “During construction, we will take all precautionary measures to protect the environment, marine life and habitats in the area influenced by the construction.
“Once complete, the terminal will be the most advanced of its kind in the Baltic Sea and will reflect our commitment to sustainable investing and operating, with reduced CO2 emissions both from the construction, and the equipment we will deploy for future operations.”
According to port operator DCT Gdansk, which saw its highest amount of container throughput earlier this year, the completion of T3 will increase the port of Gdansk’s capacity by 1.7 million containers a year, up to a total 4.5 million.
The project will take three years to complete, with the final works currently expected to be completed by the first half of 2025.