DCT Gdansk has selected T3 contractors

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DCT Gdansk, the operator of the largest container terminal in the Baltic Sea, has signed a contract with a consortium of Budimex S.A. and Dredging International NV for the construction of a third deep-water quay – the so-called “deep-water quay”. T3. Construction works are to start at the beginning of September – after the end of the holiday season.

As part of T3, a deep-water quay with a length of 717 m, a depth of 17.5 m and a yard with an area of 36.5 ha will be built. In addition, 7 quay cranes, capable of loading and unloading the largest ships in the world, and 20 semi-automatic RMG cranes operating at the container yard will be purchased. Upon completion, T3 DCT Gdansk will be one of the largest container terminals in Europe, capable of handling a new generation of container ships arriving in the Baltic Sea, reducing shipping distances for feeder vessels and providing Polish and regional freight forwarders with more connections around the world as part of efficient services.

Budimex S.A. is one of the largest construction groups in Poland with over 50 years of history and dozens of completed and completed industrial projects. As a general contractor, it offers services in sectors such as road, rail and airport infrastructure as well as energy and sustainable construction using environmentally friendly solutions.

Dredging International NV is a global leader in seabed dredging, marine energy solutions, infrastructure and environmental projects. As part of the construction of T3, the company will carry out dredging and reclamation work to create a 36-hectare platform that will form the basis of the new terminal. Dredging and reclamation works will begin in September this year. and at the beginning of 2023, the construction of the northern and southern walls and the main quay.

The opening of T3 for commercial operations is planned for the end of the first half of 2024, and the full completion of the project for the second quarter of 2025.

During construction, we will take all preventive measures to protect the environment, marine life and habitats in the area affected by the project. Upon completion, the terminal will become the most modern facility of its kind in the Baltic Sea and will reflect our commitment to sustainable investment and operation, by reducing CO2 emissions both during construction and with equipment that we will use in future operations” – said Charles Baker, Managing Director of DCT Gdansk.

In the first phase, the new terminal will increase the handling capacity of DCT Gdansk by 1.7 million TEUs to 4.5 million TEU (20-foot containers) per year. Upon completion of T3, DCT Gdansk will be one of the largest container terminals in Europe, continuing to serve the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, the Baltic States and international trade markets, as well as supporting the Polish economy. The investment also means a significant enrichment of the service offer for DCT Gdansk customers and an impulse to acquire new services and shipping alliances.

The commencement of construction works on T3 will be the beginning of a new era in container handling in the Baltic Sea. This pioneering journey began at DCT Gdansk 15 years ago. We are proud of what we have achieved so far and grateful to our customers, employees and all other stakeholders for the faith and loyalty they have shown us. T3 is a natural step in our journey towards the real The Baltic Hub” – says Charles Baker.

“Budimex will carry out another strategic investment task on an international scale as part of a consortium with the Belgian company DREDGING INTERNATIONAL N.V. The expansion of the DCT Gdansk container terminal with the next stage of T3 will make DCT Gdansk, the largest container terminal in the Baltic Sea, increase its handling capacity by 1.7 million TEU. The contract provides for the implementation of works in the “Design and Build” formula. We will start construction works as soon as possible after obtaining all the Client’s approvals for the Documentation presented by the Consortium and within the deadlines provided for in the Environmental Decision for this investment, i.e. after 01.09.2022. Until then, intensive design work will be carried out in the field of hydrotechnical and dredging works. The construction works themselves involve the performance of dredging works with a capacity of over 4 million m3, the construction of a mooring line with a length of over 700 m. The T3 terminal itself will have an area of over 360,000 m2, an operating depth of 17 m and will be semi-automatic, which is a novelty in Poland and a trend currently present in the world. It is also worth emphasizing that the contract provides for the gradual availability of the terminal to the customer so that he can carry out transshipment operations parallel to the construction. At the time of completion of the construction, more than 50% of the terminal’s area will already be used by the customer for commercial activities – says Artur Popko, President of Budimex SA.

About DCT Gdansk:

DCT Gdansk was launched in 2007. and has a handling capacity of up to 3 million TEU per year. The total length of the terminal’s two deep-water quays is 1.3 km, enabling the handling of 4 ships at the same time. The terminal handles over 600 ships a year, including 100 calls of the world’s largest container ships.

In 2021. DCT Gdansk handled over 2.09 million TEU. On April 8, 2021. reached 15 million TEU, which is the total capacity serviced since the beginning of the terminal’s existence.

DCT employs over 1000 people, of whom over 50 percent. lives in Gdańsk and the surrounding area. The terminal has a direct and significant impact on the regional and Polish economy, generating more than PLN 12 billion annually for the state budget in VAT, excise duty and customs.

The terminal is owned by PSA International (40%), the Polish Development Fund (30%) and the IFM Global Infrastructure Fund, advised by IFM Investors (30%). PSA International is a leading global port group and a trusted partner to freight operators around the world. PSA’s flagship facilities are located in Singapore and Antwerp, and PSA’s global network includes more than 50 locations in 26 countries around the world. The Polish Development Fund (PFR) Group is a group of financial institutions offering development instruments for enterprises, local governments and individuals investing in sustainable socio-economic development. IFM Investors is a global institutional fund management firm with assets as of 31 March 2021. amounted to USD 118 billion.

If you have any additional questions, please contact:
Magdalena Jagła, Coordinator for Marketing and Communications
magdalena.jagla@dctgdansk.com AND media@dctgdansk.com
Tel. +48 887 859 178

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