Both yards of the Logistics Centre in Gdynia will be ready six months ahead of schedule
Two manoeuvring and storage yards, i.e. over 17 hectares for the storage of containers and wind farm elements, will be ready half a year ahead of schedule! 85,000 cubic meters of concrete were needed to complete the Logistics Centre investment in the Port of Gdynia.
The storage and manoeuvring yards were built on the premises of the Logistics Centre in Logistyczna Street in Gdynia. Their general contractor is NDI based in Sopot, which has kept the high pace of work from the very beginning.
“The current progress of works is over 90 %. In November, we completed the concrete pavement laying works. Thanks to the full commitment of the team and subcontractors, over 185,000 m2 of the surface were completed within six and a half months.” says Przemysław Młynarczyk, Site Manager at NDI. – “According to the contract, the completion date of the investment was planned for the end of June 2022, so we were ahead of it by about half a year”.
And what’s next?
The fence around yard No. 2 is currently being built (it is already built on yard No. 1). The assembly of cooling platforms and a fire-fighting tank with a pumping station are in progress. The plans also include minor paving works, topsoiling and construction of green areas, as well as the assembly of control cabinets for cooling platforms and the completion of the assembly of the platforms.
“They will be made as soon as the weather conditions allow. But the yards are already ready for putting into service “ says Przemysław Młynarczyk.
“The yards are 45 centimetres thick and have a load capacity of 20 tonnes per square meter. About 55 thousand m3 of pavement concrete were used for their construction and about 30 thousand m2 of concrete were used for the main foundation. The surface of the yard is arranged in one layer, made of fibre-reinforced concrete. In addition, concrete slabs were dowelled in all directions. Such a quick implementation of this investment was possible thanks to the combination of various paving technologies and the setting of a concrete mixing plant on the construction site. The works were carried out 24 hours a day.”
A chance for development
The investment of the Port of Gdynia also included the implementation of a linear drainage system as well as the reconstruction and construction of underground and above-ground utilities, i.e. the construction of a rainwater sewage system, sanitary sewage system, water supply system, the so-called hydrant system with a fire-fighting water tank and pumping station.
In addition, the tasks of the general contractor included, among others, the construction of electricity and telecommunications networks, the construction of two transformer stations, an open storage reservoir with an access road, as well as service platforms for cooling containers.
“The collaboration of Zarząd Morskiego Portu Gdynia S.A. with a construction corporation, NDI S.A., may be an example of how to carry out such projects. From the very beginning, the contractor showed great commitment to the project implementation. For us, the yards and infrastructure in the western part of our port open up new possibilities for servicing various cargo groups – starting with those that have been present in our port for many years, as well as completely new, such as elements of offshore wind farms. These activities are the key to the competitiveness of the port and enable the continued high level of functioning of the Port of Gdynia “ says Jacek Sadaj, President of Zarząd Morskiego Portu Gdynia.
The value of the investment is over PLN 70.7 million net. Thanks to the new yards, the Port of Gdynia has a chance for development. The city is already part of the trans-European transport network, which is why the intermodal connections that will be made in this part of the port are so important.