Jan De Nul kicks off Port of Gdynia dredging works

Dredging work on the inner basins of the Port of Gdynia is now underway, reports Wuprohyd of Gdynia – the project designer.

The basic aim of the project, set to deepen the port areas from 13.5 to 16 metres, is to enable the largest ships in the Baltic Sea to arrive at the port, said Jacek Sadaj, the President of the Port of Gdynia Authority SA.

The task of “Redevelopment of the inner basins of the Port of Gdynia to a depth of 16 metres” is the final stage of a long-term investment carried out by the Port of Gdynia Authority – part of the investment task “Dredging of the approach track and the inner basins of the Port of Gdynia – stages I and III and redevelopment of quays in the Port of Gdynia – stages II and III”.

photo by Mr. Mikołaj Połoczański

The ongoing development program, apart from the dredging works, also includes:

  • demolition of bottom reinforcements,
  • reconstruction of underwater cable installations,
  • construction of new bottom reinforcements,
  • backfilling and regulation works in the port.

The contractor is Jan De Nul and the job is expected to take around 16 months to complete.

Photo: Mr. Mikołaj Połoczański