Industrial Development Agency JSC ready to cooperate in the construction of a Deepwater Container Terminal in Świnoujście
10 July 2023. Szczecin and Świnoujście Seaports Authority SA and a consortium consisting of DEME CONCESSIONS N.V., Belgium and QTERMINALS W.L.L., State of Qatar signed a preliminary agreement for the 30-year lease of land located in the external port of Świnoujście on which the Deepwater Container Terminal will be built. As a potential investor, the event was accompanied by Agencja Rozwoju Przemysłu JSC
The establishment of a deep-water container terminal in Świnoujście is one of the objectives set out in the 'Programme for the Development of Sea Ports until 2023'. The construction of the terminal will consolidate the position of Polish ports in the Baltic Sea basin and make them key hubs of supply chains for Central and Eastern Europe.
- It is an investment that will provide a development impulse not only for Świnoujście and Western Pomerania, but for the entire national economy, emphasises Krzysztof Urbaś, President of the Management Board of the Szczecin and Świnoujście Seaports SA.
Industrial Development Agency JSC is one of the potential investment partners of the project.
- The deep-water container terminal in Świnoujście is a project of gigantic economic as well as geostrategic significance. It will strengthen not only the strength of the Polish economy, but also the country's security. I hope that Industrial Development Agency JSC will be able to participate in its implementation - comments Cezariusz Lesisz, President of the Management Board of Industrial Development Agency JSC.
The planned reloading capacity of the terminal is to reach 2.0 million TEU per year and the possibility of simultaneous handling of two 400-metre long vessels and one 200-metre long vessel. The investment can be realised in two stages: stage one with half of the target reloading capacity. The terminal will be built almost entirely on a pier located on the Pomeranian Bay and will be financed by an investor selected in a tender procedure. The terminal operator will equip it with low-emission transshipment equipment in accordance with the highest environmental standards under the 'green terminal' standard. The terminal in Świnoujście will be a dual-use infrastructure, i.e. a civilian infrastructure that can be used to handle military cargo. In its bid submitted in the tender procedure, the investor also committed to activities for the local community agreed with the Świnoujście local government. If everything goes according to schedule, the new terminal should be operational at the turn of 2027/2028.
- Investment on this scale is said to be a leap into deep water. And that is why Agencja Rozwoju Przemysłu S.A. is the ideal partner for their implementation. Just a few weeks ago, we participated in the finalisation of the largest foreign investment in Poland's history - the Intel investment near Wrocław. Also this year, we signed a contract with Spain's GRI Renewable Industries to build towers for offshore wind farms in the Baltic Sea. One of our companies started cooperation with the British company Rolls-Royce, which will manufacture small modular reactors. Industrial Development Agency JSC is everywhere where the strategic future of the Polish economy is decided, adds Cezariusz Lesisz.
The terminal will meet the highest safety and environmental standards. Depending on the degree of automation, the terminal will eventually employ several hundred people, including many engineers and technicians.