Belgian N.V. BESIX starts construction of a new deepwater berth in DCT Gdansk
DCT Gdansk secured €290 million to meet the growing demand for deep-sea services in Central-Eastern Europe by expanding its operations. The investor, Poland’s largest container terminal, has officially started the construction phase of a new deepwater quay in Gdansk’s Northern Port. On Thursday, 22 January 2015 DCT Gdansk has handed over the construction site to the Belgian N.V. BESIX – the general contractor and the designer of the new facility, the company said in its press release.
“DCT Gdansk’s team, our shareholders, clients and the people supporting us in this project, had been waiting for this moment for over two years. Getting to this stage was not easy, but today we can be proud that this major step for the Polish container industry has been made. Poland and the whole Baltic area have gained a new quality in deep-sea services with a multi-user container terminal capable to serve the world’s largest container vessels” said Maciek Kwiatkowski, DCT Chief Executive Officer.
The construction works will last 19 months. These include both site preparation and building the facility. The preparation of the building site should take approximately six weeks. After this, the construction works will begin.