30 January 2024

Construction of the Marine Transshipment Terminal is halfway complete

The construction of the Marine Transshipment Terminal at the Gdańsk Refinery is proceeding according to plan. Work is being carried out in parallel on both the refinery section and the terminal itself. Recent work has included the reinforced concrete work for the quay superstructure, the superstructure for the transhipment decks and the installation of the steel structure for the communication decks. Thus, 50% of the project has already been completed.

The project involves the construction of an approximately 380-metre-long transhipment quay to handle seagoing vessels of up to 130 metres in length, a draft depth of up to approximately 5.8

metres and a width of up to 17.6 metres. Two transhipment stations – each with four loading arms – will be built on the quay to handle tankers. In addition to this, there are buildings to be constructed, where the quay command centre will be located, as well as pipelines, flyovers and underground and auxiliary infrastructure that will connect the new terminal to the refinery. The investor of the construction is the ORLEN Group. The project is being carried out by a consortium comprising companies from the Sopot-based NDI Group. The general contractor operates in a turnkey formula.

Recently, the NDI Group has carried out, among other things, pile driving works, pile works related to the quay superstructure, and reinforced concrete elements related to the superstructure of the transhipment decks and the superstructure of the quay itself. The foundations for the communication decks and the future dolphins were also completed. In addition, reinforced concrete structures were built for the communication decks, on which the prefabricated steel structures were installed. The foundation of the BZT building has also been completed, along with the foundation slab. Moreover, displacement piles were also constructed for the future road system.

“Currently, dredging work is being carried out on the terminal, both on land and on the water section. Installation of hydraulic equipment is underway: railings are being installed on the communication decks. In addition, installation and masonry work is being carried out on the BZT building. We have also started the implementation of a culvert as part of the Sztutowska Street reconstruction. Additionally, work is being carried out on the refinery section, including foundation work, work related to the installation of steel structures, and work related to the implementation of technology elements, including the installation of target process pipelines,” says Maciej Klecha, Site Manager from the NDI Group.

The construction of the Marine Transshipment Terminal at the Gdańsk Refinery is halfway complete. The percentage of completion of individual tasks on the terminal section is around 60%, on the refinery section 50%.

“In the near future, we are planning roadworks, including the reconstruction of Sztutowska Street and the construction of the target surface on the quay. Construction trades and installation work is planned for the Terminal, including the implementation of the target systems: water and sewage, electrical, telecommunications and fire protection. Additionally, at the refinery section, we are planning further installation of steel structures and prefabrication of pipelines. For the following months we have planned the installation of the hydraulic equipment and, in the middle of the year, all the technology, including loading arms on the transhipment decks,” reports Maciej Klecha.

The implementation of the project will improve the profitability and security of supply of biocomponents for the production of biogasoline and biodiesel, as well as the transport of products created at the refinery in Gdańsk. The terminal will also relieve the branch line operating at the site, which currently handles the transport of products between the refinery and external transhipment points.

The terminal will enable the transhipment of over one million tonnes of products, including base oils and marine fuels. The project budget is over half a billion PLN.

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