Valenciaport reactivates its investment plan with the award of a public works project of more than 2.1 million euros in the port of Gandia

The work, which has been awarded to Torrescamara, will make it possible to reinforce the operation of the Serpis wharf, reinforcing the ground to allow the placement of cranes with the capacity to work with loads of up to 40 tons.

The work is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2021.

The PAV also plans to make Gandia the first port in Europe to be energy self-sufficient.

València, May 12th  2020.- The Port Authority of Valencia (PAV) has relaunched its Investment Plan, with the award of works to improve the carrying capacity of the Serpis dock in the port of Gandia. 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 offers were submitted. The awarding of this work will allow reactivating employment in the environment as well as improving the capacity of the Gandian enclosure.

The reinforcement works of this infrastructure have an execution period of eight months, so it is expected that they will be completed during the first quarter of 2021. This award represents a future commitment to the development of the port of the capital of Safor and that will allow you to replace your current cranes with others of higher power. Currently, the two cranes located on the Serpis dock have a load capacity of 1.5 tons, which limits the performance of the enclosure. The works to be undertaken will allow the installation of more modern cranes and capable of working with loads of up to 40 tons and with a range of up to 33 meters, which will allow the port’s performance and agility to be expanded.

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Specifically, the work to be carried out on the site will entail the demolition of the current cantilever beam made of mass concrete and its replacement by another of reinforced concrete. This modification will ensure that the loads are distributed over a sufficient length and width of the spring to avoid concentration of stresses in the cement. To avoid the paralysis of the activity that is currently carried out at the Serpis Pier, the work has been divided into two phases, so that while working on one half of the pier, it is possible to operate on the other and vice versa.

The Serpis pier in the port of Gandia has a length of 316 meters, with a draft ranging from nine meters in the area near the ro-ro heel, and ten meters deep, at the outermost end of the pier.

Bet on the port of Gandia 

The improvement of the Serpis dock is another example of the commitment of the Valencia Port Authority to the port of Gandia. In fact, this enclosure will become the first port in Europe to be energy self-sufficient with the installation of a 2 MW photovoltaic power plant that will be located at the top of the southern access, which came into operation last January. The new southern access, which involved an investment of 2.35 million euros for the construction of 2 fully automated entrance and 2 exit locks, allowed more than 100 trucks a day to be freed from traffic to the Grau neighborhood.