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Gdansk gets EU support

The Polish Port of Gdansk has secured funding from the EU transport funding programme Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) for construction of a deepwater quay.

As many as 68 projects from the Member States applied for support from the programme, out of which 39 were selected. Port of Gdansk is set to receive €20m from the 2017 CEF Transport Blending MAP Call competition.

The Port Authority applied to the European Commission for funds for an infrastructure project  which includes the construction of the Polnocne deepwater quay by the peninsular breakwater at the Outer Port in Gdansk. It aims to develop the quay and the area along the peninsular breakwater to add new berths for ships.

The projects funding, in the form of a non-refundable subsidy from the CEF Blending priority, amounting to 20% of the total sum, is a considerable financial injection which will make it possible to begin work in 2018.

Jowita Zielinkiewicz, Deputy Development Director, commented: "It is a project included in the Development Strategy of the Port of Gdansk until 2027. The investment is ready for implementation, project documentation is complete, including the construction design prepared as part of the project co-financed from the TEN-T programme and a valid building permit."

Lukasz Greinke, President of the Board of the Port of Gdansk Authority, said: “The construction of this new quay will allow us to increase the Ports throughput capacity and gain a new universal deepwater quay, the use of which has already been declared by our private partners who signed letters of intent.”

The Port of Gdansk has already received funding for other investments within the framework of this instrument, including the modernisation of the fairway and expansion of the quays at the Inner Port or the expansion of the road and railway network at the Outer Port. The total amount of EU funds for the PGA, including the support mentioned above, comes to about €142m.

Image source: Port of Gdansk Authority

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