POR2CORE-BCTB: Progress of works
The project “Upgrade of the Rijeka Port infrastructure- Terminal for bulk cargo Bakar” (POR2CORE-BCTB) is a joint project of the Port of Rijeka and the Port of Rijeka d.d. The total value of the project is EUR 6,094,664, and it is mostly co-financed from the Connecting European Facility (CEF), ie with a share of 85%. in the amount of EUR 5,180,464. The contract for the execution of works in the amount of HRK 48,494,157.43 (including VAT) was signed on 14 February 2020 by Luka Rijeka d.d., and the companies GP Krk d.d., Colas Rail Hrvatska and Colas Rail SASU.
PROGRESS OF WORKS
On May 18, 2020 in Bakar, at the bulk cargo terminal, the dismantling of tracks within the project “Upgrade of the Rijeka Port infrastructure – bulk cargo terminal Bakar” (POR2CORE – BCTB) began, which began the reconstruction of traffic areas and tracks in the area bulk cargo terminal Podbok – Bakar.
On June 1, 2020, an initial coordination meeting was held consisting of representatives of GP KRK j.s.c., Colas Rail Hrvatska Ltd. supervision representatives, Institut IGH and Investinženjering Ltd.., company for technical administrative assistance and promotion Civil Engineering consultancy Ltd. and investor Port of Rijeka j.s.c. and the Port of Rijeka Authority. At the meeting, the initial situation was determined with the dismantled track 3b on the coastal structure in the length of 330 m and the dismantled track 3 in the gravel curtain in the length of 150 m.
On June 15, 2020, the third coordination meeting was held with contractors, designers, and investors at which the complete dismantling of the third track was reviewed and the announced works on the dismantling of the second track were announced. The dismantling works are being carried out in phases so as not to interrupt the operational work and reload the cargo performed by the concessionaire Port of Rijeka Ltd. In the last week of June, the dismantling phase of the second track begins.
The aim of the project is the final reconstruction of the track, traffic and storage areas and the accompanying communal infrastructure in the area of the bulk cargo terminal Podbok – Bakar basin. Removing the existing dilapidated and operationally unsuitable railway infrastructure will improve the connection to the railway network in the hinterland and indirectly to the European corridors.
The project “Upgrade of the Rijeka Port infrastructure – bulk cargo terminal Bakar” POR2CORE – BCTB that will reconstruct the railway infrastructure in the port basin Bakar, is one of seven development projects co-financed by the European Union Instrument for Connecting Europe with a total investment of 132,8 million Euros. The Port of Rijeka Authority, as an investor, will carry out works on the improvement of the portand intermodal infrastructure in most of the port area it manages.