Project ID: PA1A055
Prior to the project, the southern area of Constanta port, protected by the northern and the southern breakwater, was exposed to waves coming from an easterly direction. This was partly because, at the time when the northern breakwater was originally built, budgetary restrictions meant it could not reach the planned length of 5 900 metres. This project finally extended the northern breakwater to the desired length in order to deliver the wave protection needed in the southern area of the port.
The completion of the last 1050 m long sector of the North breakwater has positive effects in terms of safe operations in Constanta Port.
The project increases the productivity of the port, by reducing the impact of the waves on operations and minimising the risk of accidents. For the berths, this project eliminates 25% of productivity decrease during downtime. For barges, an essential component for transhipment, it eliminates the idle time during bad weather.
The project extends the northern breakwater from 4 850 metres to 5 900 metres so that, along with the southern breakwater, it can reduce the negative impacts of the waves on operations and safety at the port, and increase the port's productivity.
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Works were carried out in three areas: the area where the existing breakwater ended and was connected to the new works; the area where an underwater core for the breakwater extension already existed; and the area for the completely new works, lying directly on the sea floor. The protection wall measures nine metres above sea level, rising to 10 metres with the stone coating.
The project increases safety in the Port of Constanta for port operators and all shipping companies operating in the port. It thereby helps the development of efficient multimodal terminals in the area of Constanta port.
Beneficiary: National Company Maritime Ports Administration SA Constanta
Target Groups: Shipping companies, port operators
Start date: 2011
End date: 2015
The project has already concluded.
Total budget: 175,050,000 EUR
EU funds: 68,080,000 EUR were funded by Operational Programme ‘Transport’ (SOPT) 2007–2013 (ERDF)
National funds: 106,970,000 EUR
Project leader: National Company Maritime Ports Administration SA Constanta / Romania
Address: Incinta Port Gara Maritima, Constanta / Romania
Contact person: Nicolae Tivilichi
Contact data: firstname.lastname@example.org; +40 241 611 540
Data provided by: Cristina Cuc and Monica Patrichi (Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, Romania) - 13.09.2011
Last update by: Cristina Cuc and Monica Patrichi (Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, Romania) - 19.9.2017