Review Hari Stefanatos
The €8.4 million worth expansion of the port of Koper, in Slovenia, involves the creation of a 6,840 square meters of new storage area at the head of pier 1 container terminal that will result in the expansion of the port’s storage capacity by 672 container units (TEUs).
The port’s TEUs per year capacity is expected to increase from 750,000 to 980,000.
Two hundred and seventy three load bearing piles, which will be driven to a depth of 50 meters below ground level, will hold the new construction.
The works are expected to be finished by August according to the company.
The construction of 100 meters of quayside has also been planned, in addition to sea dredging as per the multi-phase project that will be completed by 2018 and will cost €78 million.
This project is part of a long-term expansion process that will take place in a time span of ten years and will eventually ensure the throughput of 1.4 million TEUs per year.
However, the slovenian government has stalled part of the plan that involves the increase of the rail freight capacity into the hinterland due to financial concerns.