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CF 260: Refurbishment and Upgrading of Deep Water Quay

Project Cost: €13,356,192
Beneficiary: Transport Malta
Line Ministry: Ministry for Transport and Infrastructure
Start Date: 2012
End Date: 2015

Non Technical Short Summary Of Project

The project entailed the refurbishment and upgrading of the Deep Water Quay and generally including the: refurbishment of existing piles and construction of new ones; refurbishment of the steel grillage system supporting the deck structure; construction of the cope beam along Berths 1-4, construction of wave attenuation system and the reconstruction and/or refurbishment of various areas of the deck.

Operational Programme: OPI Investing in Competitiveness for a Better Quality of Life CF
Fund: Cohesion Fund
Operational Objective: To improve maritime accessibility (also inter-island) by upgrading TEN-T ports and related infrastructure.
Priority Axis: PA3 Developing the TEN T
Focus Area Of Intervention: OPIPA3 Maritime Transport Links

Project Objectives

The overall objective of this project is to refurbish and strengthen the maritime infrastructure located at DWQ in order to reinstate and increase the capacity of its two main berths (1/2 and 3/4) and to safeguard the related maritime economic activities that take place within the port of Valletta, wherein this quay is located.

Project Results

The refurbishment and upgrading of Deep Water Quay will result in:• No. of operational general cargo berths in the Port of Valletta: 4 berths• Increase of displacement capacity of DWQ berths to handle ships of: 40,000 Tonnes• Increase of DWQ deck loading capacity at Areas A and D to: 5 Metric Tonnes/sq.m• Increase of DWQ deck loading capacity in Area B to: 4 Metric Tonnes/sq.m• Increase in satisfaction rate of transport operators/port users (amount to be determined through customer satisfaction surveys to be carried out both before – baseline - and after completion of the project) 10%• Increase in cargo per annum (based on 2004 TEU baseline tonnage of 878,726 for the port of Valletta)