EU Funds for Sweden and Poland Ports
The EU’s TEN-T Programme will co-fund with over €2 million the development of the sea ports of Trelleborg (Sweden) and Swinoujscie (Poland), increasing their competitiveness and sustainability, as well as improving the maritime link between the two countries.
The project covers works and studies with the objective to develop the infrastructure and upgrade ICT at the Port of Trelleborg, as well as prepare grounds for the construction of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering facility at Swinoujscie.
According to the INEA press release, the project will extend the fairway and build two breakwaters and two pier heads at the Port of Trelleborg to ensure safe and efficient ship manoeuvres, as well as increase the port’s sea-based capacity and accessibility. Also, the port’s intermodal terminal will be enlarged and upgraded with new drainage and water management systems.
The project was selected for EU funding with the assistance of external experts under the TEN-T Multi-Annual Call 2013, priority ‘Motorways of the Sea’. Its implementation will be monitored by INEA, the European Commission’s Innovation and Networks Executive Agency.
The project is to be completed by the end of 2015.