The €90m (£72m) project is being carried out in four phases to allow the harbour to remain in operation while work is going on. Phase 1, with a length of 244m, includes a new berthing quay to be founded into the sea bed on a combi-wall of tubular steel piles and sheet piles, together with the corresponding concrete works, the quay facilities and the relocation of three container cranes.
Also forming part of this phase are the extension of the container storage area and the construction of annex buildings. Work is due for completion in mid 2015.
Phases 2 to 4 involve the modernisation of 560m of existing harbour facilities. These works should be completed in December 2016.