EXCLUSIVE: Europa Terminal renewal project begins

The first phase of the Europa Terminal’s renewal project is officially underway, the Port of Antwerp-Bruges said today.

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To facilitate the ongoing construction while continuing to accommodate vessels, a new barge quay has been constructed, providing temporary mooring space for inland navigation.

The project will be undertaken in three major phases, with each phase involving the upgrade of one-third of the new quayside while keeping the remaining section operational.

Commenting the latest news, Annick De Ridder, Port Alderwoman of the City of Antwerp and Chair of the Board of Directors of Port of Antwerp-Bruges, said: “Thanks to the Europa Terminal being deepened from 13.5 to 16 metres, together with PSA Antwerp, we will be able to continue to receive the largest container ships.”

“This new barge quay will provide additional mooring space for inland navigation during the extensive works. This project is essential to the competitiveness and sustainable growth of our port, the economic engine of Flanders.”

A temporary partnership consisting of four contractors (Artes-Roegiers, Artes-Depret, Herbosch-Kiere, and Boskalis) will be responsible for demolishing the existing quayside, installing temporary structures, and constructing the initial segment of the new 1.2-kilometre-long quayside, which will feature a 16-metre draught.