Extension and rehabilitation of the passenger wharves on the outer side of the breakwater in the City Port of Split
Nowadays annual traffic through the Port of Split reaches the number of ca. 5 mil. passengers and 730 thousands of vehicles. National and international traffic in the port have been continuously increasing, showing further growing tendency. Consequently, it leads to the shortage of port facilities – infrastructure and superstructure, required to ensure regular servicing of traffic in city port of Split. In order to satisfy these requests and needs for port capacities development, and particularly aiming at improving the safety of flow of passengers and vehicles, and increasing the security of traffic in the port, Port Authority Split has launched the Port of Split Infrastructure Rehabilitation Project. The extension and rehabilitation of passenger berths at the outer side of the breakwater is directly aimed at increasing the propulsion features of Split city port, for land and for maritime traffic alike. The construction of wharves on the outer side of the breakwater in the city port of Split started in June 2014 and the works were divided in two phases. The first phase was completed in July 2016 and the second phase in March 2017. Two wharves for berthing of ships in national and international traffic of passengers and vehicles, and berthing of cruise vessels were constructed resulting in a larger operative area, which enables a better flow of passengers and vehicles, higher safety of traffic in the port and higher quality of port services.
The Contractor is Joint venture “Pomgrad inženjering“ d.o.o. Split and „Viadukt“ d.d. Zagreb.
Total value of the investment amounts to 23.347.366,98 Euro.
The Port of Split infrastructure rehabilitation project and the construction of passenger wharves is also the part of the investment strategy of the Croatian Government, aimed at providing support to the strengthening of traffic infrastructure and tourist network in Croatia, and therefore strengthening of the City of Split itself. The importance of efficient local traffic infrastructure is recognised as one of key elements in ensuring the quality of service and extension of tourist offer in Croatia beyond already famous tourist destinations.
Considering the construction of new infrastructure in the Port of Split, and according to contemporary requests to implement the environmental protection policy standards, and peculiarities of the area managed by Port Authority Split, particularly due to: location of the port (six fully separated locations – basins, one of them situated practically in the old city core), environmental conditions, and peculiarities of administrative powers and competences (system of concessions, large number of concessionaires and public stakeholders), the need has arisen to formalise and standardise the environmental management in the Port of Split, applying EcoPort (ESPO) principles.
Environmental management system according to ESPO (EcoPort EMS) principles includes classical system of quality management and environmental protection management, traditional system of environmental protection action plans – plans for environmental preservation and development of institutional management documents; it is oriented to all the partners, particularly to social community and communication with the community. EcoPort in fact develops close interconnection among development, environmental protection and management system based on sustainable development principles. EcoPort is developed as the process which enables all the partners continuous and active participation, allowing them to give their own contribution of responsibility in resolving or preventing the problem, and enables the impact, control and supervision of all the procedures within the process. Involvement of all partners/stakeholders in decision making process should enable free flow of information, taking in consideration individual needs, affirmation of partnership and awareness rising.