The scheme for Deepwater Container Terminal Gda"sk (DCT Gdansk) involves upgrading the terminal so that it can handle 3 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent container units) a year.
The consultancy will design a new deep water quay adjacent to the existing one and new container stacking yards, which will link with existing facilities. The design will include the deepening of the existing harbour basin, new buildings and redevelopment of existing buildings, new utility facilities such as electrical substations and a main substation building, as well as underground utilities installations. Once complete the new quay will serve the world’s largest container vessels.
Marian Kurlanda, Mott MacDonald’s project director, said: “DCT Gdansk is Poland’s largest and fastest growing container facility and is the only deepwater terminal in the Baltic Sea region which receives direct ocean vessel calls from the Far East. Our appointment to this prestigious project builds on our current involvement in major international port projects in Taiwan, South Africa, Canada and the United Kingdom.”
The quay is due to be completed by the end of 2016.