The Outer Port project in Gdynia moves forward

The Port of Gdynia Authority S.A. has formally launched a procedure to select a private partner for the “Construction of the Outer Port” project.

“The procedure is conducted in the form of a competitive dialogue. The most optimal form of conducting an order provided for in the Public Procurement Law and Public-Private Partnership Act, for large infrastructure projects,” stated the port.

The launch of the competitive dialogue is one of the key milestones of the Outer Port project in Gdynia.

“With the publication of the announcement, an important stage of work in the economic, financial, legal and technical area was completed by a transaction advisor, which is a consortium of companies: Ernst & Young sp. z o. o., Domański Zakrzewski Palinka sp. k., Databout sp. z o.o.,” added the port officials.

The next step for the port is to select, among all the applications, a maximum of 5 entities (or their consortia) that will be interviewed through a competitive dialogue.

According to the release, during the dialogue, the port authority will make available to its participants a set of documents such as efficiency assessment, feasibility study, environmental analyses and multi-discipline concepts.

The Outer Port project in Gdynia/Port of Gdynia photo

The effect of this dialogue will be the submission of offers from which the Port of Gdynia Authority S.A. will select the most advantageous one. A PPP agreement for the design, construction and operation of the new terminal will be signed with the winning entity, which will bind the Port of Gdynia Authority for over 30 years.

The deadline for submitting applications for admission to the qualification procedure is January 15th 2021.

The “Construction of the Outer Port” project is a strategic investment of the Port of Gdynia Authority S.A., enlisted in the Polish government’s Seaports Development Programme.

The project involves the construction of a new deep-sea port terminal together with a container terminal with an annual transshipment capacity of 2.5 million TEU.

The estimated capital expenditures for the Outer Port total EUR 787 million. The scheme, one of the largest PPP project planned for implementation in the near future in Poland, is scheduled for completion by 2028.

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Photo: Port of Gdynia