5 June 2020

Deepening of the Świnoujście – Szczecin fairway

The West Pomeranian Voivode Tomasz Hinc signed another building permit for the project “Modernisation of the Swinoujscie-Szczecin waterway to the depth of 12.5 m” for the Maritime Office in Szczecin.

This time it is a permit to rebuild the turntable of Orla pass together with the hydrotechnical infrastructure (task no I). Reconstruction of the Orla pass is planned as part of the project concerning deepening of the Swinoujscie-Szczecin waterway to the depth of 12.5 m with its simultaneous extension. The scope of the project includes: making passages, construction, reconstruction of bank fortifications and bank escarpments without fortifications, construction of new quays with infrastructure, deepening and widening of turntables, modernisation of the existing navigation marking.

Deepening of the Swinoujscie-Szczecin waterway is a strategic investment of the Polish government, which will influence further development of Western Pomerania and definitely improve navigability of the Oder River. Thanks to the deepening of the waterway, much larger ships will be able to enter the port of Szczecin – reminds the Voivode Tomasz Hinc – Dredging works are already underway on the Szczecinski Bay.

Previous investments within this project were granted permissions by the voivode on March 23rd this year. They concerned the construction of two artificial islands in the area of internal sea waters, rebuilding of natural, unfixed shore embankments and building of permanent navigation marking along the waterway Swinoujscie-Szczecin in the Szczecinski Lagoon.

Source: West Pomeranian Voivodeship Office in Szczecin, Maritime Office in Szczecin.