Volos, Greece (PortSEurope) September 13, 2017 – Volos Port Authority, OLB S.A., has published an update on the local projects completed or being completed since January 2016.
- Projects related to port infrastructure:
- Asphalting and marking of spaces in the commercial port.
- The installation of three pillars for the service of large yachts (completed).
- The installation of pillars in the customs area for the transport of fishing boats from the main pier and the rendering of existing infrastructure to tourist vessels is implemented.
- At the Pefkakion Pier, an entry point has been set up for the control of entry and exit of the vehicles and the storage of the space, and a competitive bidding process for the security company to take the 24-hour security check of the space will proceed immediately. The space will be used to park large vehicles.
- The entire project for the operation of the International ISPS Ports and Ports Security Code was completed and was launched in the summer of 2016. Since the end of September, its full implementation has begun.
- Alignment of crane movement rails on the eastern side of Pier No. 1 (completed).
- Upgrading – modernizing the movements of two additional electric cranes (in the implementation phase).
- Floor restoration to Pier No. 2 for E / K deposition due to wear (completed).
- Underground restoration at the edge of the breakwater (an execution contract was signed, the contractor was installed and the work will be completed within the year).
- Supply and installation of buffers in Pier 2 (a repeat competition is already underway – the first was barren).
- Projects / supplies related to electromechanical equipment:
- Crane 7 was repaired and reopened, after several years (since 2012).
- Supply of a pallet truck to meet the needs of equipment maintenance and power supply.
- Two mechanical grabs (spreaders) have been upgraded for safer container loading and unloading.
- Replacing old lamps with new low power LED bulbs on the breakwater to save energy. The savings achieved reached 75%.
- In the area of Agria:
- The underground of the quay was restored in the area of Agria.
- An architectural study was commissioned to create a model of soft housing in the seating area of the seating area to improve the image of the beach of Agria. The study was approved by the Architecture Council and so the agency has substantially contributed to the upgrading of the tourist product of the area and these interventions are already being implemented by the concessionaires.
- Projects – actions underway:
- Implementing ISPS code on the main dock so that the port can serve small cruise ships of high standards, demanded by professionals and the city.
- A study is being prepared to replace existing bulbs with new type of LED lamps for the entire outdoor lighting network.
- The installation of photovoltaic systems for electricity generation and the reduction of the energy cost of the port is under consideration.
- Installing a pillar in the central dock for electrification of passenger ferries.
- Concession of the ground floor of the “IASON” building.
- European Development Funding (EDF) has been sought for the following projects:
o Modernization of a controlled parking area in the Central Pier.
o Replacement, due to age, of the water supply network at the Commercial Port.
o Construction of a new automated weighbridge in the commercial port.
o Construction of a sewerage network for the buildings of the commercial port and their connection to the city network.
o Construction of a new medium voltage substation on the third pier.
- Utilization of existing infrastructure – improvement actions:
- The first floor of the “IASON” building was exploited for the first time by its construction through concession in exchange.
- The port collaborated with the Municipality of Almyros for the installation of two pillars provided by the Volos Port Organization, which were placed at the Amalipopolis pier.
- The port undertook the maintenance (cleanliness, greenery, electrification, guarding) of Ag. From May 2016, while new certified children’s toys were created with the contribution of the Rotary Club of Volos that donated the toys.
- Training seminars were held in the port on safe loading, crane, fire and ISPS operations.
- Reconstruction of the sanitary facilities to serve the users within the commercial port was carried out.
- Improve safe transit of cruise passengers through small interventions.
- The provision of a separate gateway for the crew to enter and exit the crews in order to avoid their hassle and not to be forced to move from the shopping gate to Pefkakia.
The total cost of these projects amounts to € 2.062 million ($2.45 million) (including VAT).
Source: Volos Port Authority
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