The tender to design and construct a new berth at the Deepwater Container Terminal (DCT) in Gdansk has been won by Belgian infrastructure construction group N.V.BESIX.
A new 650m-long terminal berth with accompanying container stacking yards, served by 5 STS cranes and 16 RTG cranes (Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd.), is expected to be operational by 2016 and will increase the terminal's annual handling capacity to as much as 3 million TEU.
Together with subsidiaries in France and the Benelux countries, BESIX has been behind a host of major marine projects in Europe, North and Central Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia and Australia. These include the port expansions at Ras Laffan (Qatar) and Zeebrugge (Belgium), the establishment of quay walls and dredging at Sohar (Oman) and Port Amazone, Rotterdam (Netherlands), and the 250mln euro modernisation of the South Hook LNG Terminal near Milford Haven in Wales (UK).
The project has been part-financed by a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD)