Construction work on the Port of Gdańsk new harbor wharf is moving on nicely, according to the SSAB whose steel piles are being used for the project.
Work on the new wharf started in December 2018 with soil improvement and the installation of CFA bored piles by subcontractor Keller Polska, Sp. z o.o.
The most important and difficult part of the work started in February 2019 with the installation of a combi wall consisting of SSAB’s RR900 steel piles combined with sheet piles.
“The steel piles from SSAB were chosen for one main reason: their quality,” said Tomasz Rybarczyk, group sites manager with Keller Polska, which is responsible for soil improvement and constructing the combi wall. “They are crucial for the future stability of the quay. The high quality of the components also translates to a safer work environment.”
When Keller completes its part of the project in two months, Budimex will continue with steel and concrete work, followed by the installation of cranes and other harbor equipment.
At the same time, the canal will be dredged and deepened from current three to five meters (10 to 16 feet) to 11.5 meters (38 feet), which will enable cargo ships up to 250 meters (820 feet) long to enter the harbor. The wharf will be universal, fit for every type of cargo.
The new 1,220-meter-long (4,000-foot-long) wharf is scheduled to become operational in 2020, and it will enable further development of the Port of Gdańsk.