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Port of Trieste issues tenders for Pnrr projects

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Trieste, Italy (PortSEurope) July 11, 2023 – The Port Authority has launched tenders for a value of €160 million in order to start the structural consolidation works of Pier VII, the construction of the quay of the Hungarian terminal of Aquilinia and the environmental safety of the lands of the Noghere. Funding comes from the state National Recovery and Resilience Plan (Pnrr – Piano Nazionale di Ripresa e Resilienza).

The procedure concerning the most substantial part of the financing, the conversion of the former ironworks area, remains to be clarified.

Interested companies have until October 2 to submit proposals relating to the executive design and subsequent works.

Pier VII

The largest tender relates to the modernization of Pier VII. The concessionary company Trieste Marine Terminal (80% controlled by MSC) will proceed with the construction of a extension to the quay line to accommodate larger container ships. The existing pier needs consolidation to accommodate ever larger cranes and improve facilities.

The tender is worth €90.9 million and establishes that, after the assignment, the successful tenderer will have 760 days to prepare the executive design and then complete the construction site.

The quay for Hungary’s Adria Port zr

The second contract by size refers to the quay of the terminal for Adria Port. The former headquarters of the L’Aquila oil plant was sold by the Italian companies Teseco and Seastock, will be developed into an import and export platform capable of guaranteeing maritime exit within 24 hours from Hungary. A total of around €100 million will be invested in land purchase, environmental safety and the construction of a new multifunctional terminal.

The tender is worth €48.9 million. The winner will have 605 days for the project and works completion.

Adria Port CEO Peter Garai said that he was very happy with this important step forward: the collaboration with the Port Authority is excellent and the company is pleased that the start of the works is on the horizon.

The Noghere

The third procedure refers to the works in the Noghere. The grounds of the former landfill, located in front of the Barilla factory, have long been the focus of interest of the Metinvest-Danieli consortium, who wanted to install a hot rolling mill.

There is €60 million available, half of which has already been used to purchase land from Coop Nordest and Edison. Now the tender provides for a commitment of €18 million for design and works, to be completed 633 days after the assignment. The Noghere area will be connected to the Hungarian port terminal, becoming a strategic element of the port’s extension towards the southeast.

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