PGA Plans Central Port

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

August 19, 2019

Photo: Port of Gdansk Authority (PGA)

Photo: Port of Gdansk Authority (PGA)

The Port of Gdansk Authority (PGA) has signed an agreement with a consulting company, which will support the construction of the port basing on a public-private partnership model.

DS Consulting - is a company, specializing in advising public entities, which has signed a cooperation agreement with the PGA. The company has 21 years of experience in this market.

PGA said that the proposed Central Port concept in Gdansk is the largest planned maritime investment in Europe.

The Central Port will be a complex of 6 to 8 terminals and deep-water quays used for different purposes. Approximately 410 hectares of seaside land will be used to operate terminals of various types, including areas for containers, passengers, offshore operations, LNG or shipbuilding facilities. The investment will be implemented in the form of public-private partnership.

"We believe that the construction of such a complex infrastructure must respond to market demands. We want private investors to decide which terminals should be located here. On the other hand, we want to provide our future business partners and ourselves a professional project consultancy for this task. For this reason, today we signed an agreement with specialists in public-private partnerships," said Lukasz Greinke, President of the PGA.

"We are very proud that we can participate in a project of such importance for the region and the whole country. For many years, we have been successfully supporting public sector entities in implementation of large infrastructure projects, helping to carry out pre-investment analyses, obtain funds and negotiate with business partners. We will work together with our subcontractors: Wuprohyd (Gdynia) and a Warsaw law firm of Dr Rafal Cieslak, which specializes in the issues of public-private partnerships," explains Rafal Szporko, President of DS Consulting.

As part of the agreement, DS Consulting will carry out preliminary analyses (including the feasibility study) and will provide constant consultancy for transactions, covering economic, financial, market, technical and legal issues.

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