Another decisive step towards the completion of the Darsena Europa, the seaward expansion facility with which the port of Livorno intends to reach new traffic growth targets and optimize existing areas.
Today, in fact, marked the deadline for the submission of proposals in response to the call for tenders for coastal defenses and dredging operations
The news is that a single tender has been submitted by an ad hoc company consortium. The consortium is made up of four leading companies (Società Italiana Dragaggi Spa, Fincantieri Infrastructure, Sales Spa and Fincosit srl) at national and international level, confirming the considerable interest that this project is attracting from the major players and stakeholders in the industry.
The contract involves the protection of the new harbour entrance to the port of Livorno (Northern entrance), Darsena Europa’s new harbour basin with its access channel, the construction of new containment basins and the dredging operations required to make them fully functional.
Work is planned for 393 million euros (the budget is 450 million euros).
More specifically, this includes the construction of an outer 4.6 km seawall , consisting of the new Diga Nord breakwater and the construction of the new Meloria breakwater (and the demolition of the old one).
In addition, 2.3 km of protective barriers will be built to delimit the new containment basins (90 hectares) which will be added to the existing ones (70 hectares) which are already subject to a consolidation project.
The dredging operations are designed to provide the foundation for the new works, deepening the access channel seabed and create basins and internal docks. A total of 15.7 million cubic meters will be dredged.
The Port Network Authority will nominate the tender commission over the next few days.
Translation by Giles Foster