Progress of works on the second stage of the construction of the Vistula Spit Canal

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Currently, as part of the investment, the contractor of the second stage, Budimex, is carrying out hydrotechnical works, such as: driving a sheet piling, demolition works of the existing reinforcements along with pre-treatment works, micropile works, reinforced concrete works are also underway as part of the bridge abutments and shore reinforcement.

– We are performing a number of works at the second stage of the construction of the Vistula Spit Canal, m.in. works related to the construction of a new bridge in Nowakowo. These activities include the installation of tongs on the sheet piling and the preparation of platforms for soil reinforcement, as well as the construction of CFA piles for bridge abutments. Most of the industry works have been completed. – says  Bartosz Michalski, Site Manager at Budimex SA.

There are 22 vessels on the construction site – pontoons operated by pushers. Over 9.5 thousand will be submerged. pieces of sheet piles and over 4.5 thousand pieces of sheet piles made. micropiles, with a total length of over 163 km.

The contractor for the second stage of the construction of the waterway connecting the Vistula Lagoon with the Gulf of Gdańsk is Budimex S.A. The contract value is over  PLN 574 million, and the time provided for its implementation is 24 months (the contract was signed on 20 April 2021).

After the completion of all works, the new waterway will enable vessels up to 100 meters long, up to 20 meters wide and with a draught of 4.5 meters to enter the port of Elbląg.

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