Croatia: Construction Contract for Container Terminal in Rijeka Signed


The design and construction contract has been signed at the Port of Rijeka Authority with a consortium of Italian companies and Croatian “Osijek Koteks” for the container terminal at the Zagreb pier.

During the tender process for the most favourable bidder for designing and constructing the container terminal, the offer submitted by an Italian and Croatian business association was chosen, namely an Italian consortium composed of the following companies: JV Construction Co.Ed.Mar. S.r.l., Grandi Lavori Fincosit S.p.a., Impresa Construzioni Giuseppe Maltauro S.p.a., and the Croatain company “Osijek-Koteks” d.d. The contract is worth EUR 70.585.015,45 and the first phase of the new container terminal on the Zagreb Pier should be completed by 2017.

The Zagreb Pier Container Terminal is one of the basic components of the Rijeka Gateway Project, which first phase of construction will be realised by a loan granted by the World Bank, while the second phase of construction, including complete infrastructure and equipment, would be financed through private investment, modelled on a public and private partnership.

In the first phase of the construction of the Zagreb Pier Container Terminal, 400 metres will be built, while the second phase envisages an extension of the pier to the length of 680 metres. The terminal will be designed to accommodate the largest ships used in container transportation, while the sea depth of 20 m alongside the coast, will enable the berthing of the latest generation of container ships, currently still in the projection phase. The envisaged deadline for the realisation of this project is approximately from four to five years, out of which a year to a year and half is foreseen for designing and obtaining the building permit.

The contract was signed by Bojan Hlača, head of the Port of Rijeka Authority, Salvatore Sarpero (Grandi Lavori Fincosit S.p.A.), Oriana Contadin Boscolo (Nuova Co. Ed. Mar. S.r.l.) Giovanni Dolcetta Capuzzo (Impresa di Construzioni Giuseppe Maltauro S. p. A.) and Vlado Horvatek (Osijek-Koteks d.d.). Among other participants there were Zdenko Antešić, Deputy Minister of Maritime Affairs, The president of the Administrative Board of the Port of Rijeka Authority, Pavao Komadina, mayor of the City of Rijeka, Vojko Obersnel, acting president of the Primorje – Gorski Kotar County Vidoje Vujić, and many others.


Source: PortAuthorityHR, May 8, 2012