20 August 2019

NDI with the most advantageous offer for the digging of the Vistula Spit

The Maritime Office in Gdynia informed that the offer submitted by the Polish-Belgian consortium of NDI and Besix is the most advantageous in the tender for “Construction of a waterway connecting the Vistula Lagoon with the Gulf of Gdańsk”. The offer of NDI and Besix amounts to PLN 991,622,781.98, and the implementation period from the date of signing the contract will be 32 months.

This is a unique project and an interesting engineering challenge for our staff. Its implementation will be yet another project in the hydraulic engineering industry implemented together with our long-term partner Besix,’ says Małgorzata Winiarek-Gajewska, President of the Management Board of NDI SA. The recently completed project was the DCT 2 container terminal at the Port of Gdańsk. Currently, our Team is intensively preparing for the investment on the Vistula Spit.

The tender includes the construction of protective harbour from the side of the Gulf of Gdańsk, the construction of a shipping channel with a lock and the construction of closures together with waiting stations from the side of the Gulf of Gdańsk and the Vistula Lagoon, a new road system with movable steel bridges rotating around a vertical axis, which will allow passage over the channel in front of the lock and behind the lock; and the construction of an artificial island located in the Vistula Lagoon. The shipping channel will be 1-kilometre-long and five-metre-deep. Ultimately, it is to enable vessels with a draft of up to 4 metres, length up to 100 metres, and width up to 20 metres to enter the port of Elbląg. The construction of the channel through the Vistula Spit is to be completed in 2022. The investor is the Maritime Office in Gdynia.

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