Expansion of the Ports of Rome and Lazio About to Begin

The Ports of Civitavecchia and Fiumicino are about to receive the first trench of the €195 million European Investment Bank (EIB) loan for the development of its facilities near Rome, reports the EIB.

The agreement for the first tranche of EUR 50 million financing was signed today by EIB Vice-president Dario Scannapieco and the President of the Port Authority Francesco Maria di Majo.

As we previously reported, the EIB loan will cover the financing for the extension of the Port of Civitavecchia, about 60km North-West from Rome, and the construction of a new seaport for freights and passengers in Fiumicino, 20km West from the capital.

Dario Scannapieco, EIB Vice-President, said: “Ports are key for the economy of a country like Italy, which is significantly export and tourism driven. Seaport shipping of goods and passengers is also crucial in order to transfer traffic from land based, congested and more carbon intensive modes of transport, such as road and rail transport.

Francesco Maria di Majo, President of the “Sistema Portuale del Mar Tirreno Centro-Settentrionale” Port Authority (ADSP), said: “The EIB support is of paramount importance for the ports of Rome and Lazio and will allow the ADSP to complete most of the works envisaged in the port regulatory plan of Civitavecchia and Fiumicino.”

Overall, the investment will include, in Civitavecchia, the extension of the outer breakwater, dredging works, development of a new basin for short-sea shipping, nautical port services and construction of a new road access to the port (Access North).

In Fiumicino, the project will involve the construction of two new breakwaters, dredging works for the new basin, construction of a multi-purpose berth for both Ro-Ro (roll-on roll-off, passengers and freight wheeled vehicles) and fishing vessels’ activities.


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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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