This infrastructure has made it possible to free the residents of the historic centre of Gandia’s Grau from the traffic of more than 100 trucks a day

 There has been an average decrease of 5.07 decibels compared to the previous access

 These works, which were inaugurated in January, have involved an investment of 2.35 million euros

The residents of Gandia’s Grau have stopped hearing the noises of the entry and exit of trucks from the port.  The new southern access has meant the end of the heavy traffic that daily crossed this port district, which has meant a reduction in the noise level for the residents of this area. Specifically, there has been an average decrease of 5.07 decibels with respect to the previous noise map where access to the port was through the city.

The southern access was launched last January after an investment by the Port Authority of Valencia (PAV) of 2.35 million euros, an infrastructure that has allowed the residents of the historic district to be freed from the traffic of more than 100 trucks a day. The southern access has 2 entrance locks and another 2 fully automated exit locks. Also, one of the locks has been designed for access by long-distance special transport vehicles. This infrastructure has served to boost the economy of the area and has allowed the Grau district to be freed from all the heavy traffic it used to suffer.

The Port Authority of Valencia (PAV) is betting on the port of Gandia to provide this facility with greater competitiveness and to consolidate itself as a motor for economic activity in the area. The PAV is going to turn the Gandia facilities into the first port in Europe to be self-sufficient in energy with the installation of a 2 MW photovoltaic plant that will be located at the top of the southern access.

Betting on Gandia

Among the last actions carried out by the APV was the award of the works for the improvement of the bearing capacity of the Serpis quay. This work, which involves an investment of more than 2.1 million euros, has been awarded to Torrescamara after a public tender to which 11 bids were submitted. The awarding of this work will allow the reactivation of employment in the area as well as the improvement of the capacity of the Gandia site.

The works to reinforce this infrastructure have an eight-month execution period, so they are expected to be completed during the first quarter of 2021. This award represents a commitment to the future development of the port of the capital of La Safor as it will allow the replacement of its current cranes by others of greater power.