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MODERNISATION OF THE ŚWINOUJŚCIE - SZCZECIN WATER WAY
7 March 2016
Modernisation of the Świnoujście – Szczecin water way (Piastowski and Mieliński Canals) – stage II, eastern and western side” completed!SWS Law firm (Poland) are proud to announce the successful completion of construction works conducted within the investment project called the „Modernisation of the Świnoujście – Szczecin waterway (the Piastowski and Mieliński Canals) – stage II, eastern and western sides”, which has taken more than two and a half years. Within this investment, shoreline reinforcements of the Piastowski and Mieliński Canals have been rebuilt along an 8 km length. They have been adapted to the target depth of the waterway, which is 12.5 m. In addition, the scope of works also included, among others: the elimination of navigation obstacles, creating land from the formerly existing bays of the Karsiborska ferry crossing, the construction of a technical embankment at Imielin island and the reconstruction of embankment no. 91.The investment aims to ensure more security for ships sailing to the sea ports of Western Pomerania, to stop the advanced degradation of coastal reinforcements, eliminate adverse events (shallowing, excavation, damage and the slipping of reinforcements etc.) and other risks which occur during flooding.This project was co-financed from European Union funds under the Operational Programme „Infrastructure and Environment”. It cost almost EUR 330 million, of which EU financial support amounted to approximately EUR 256 million.SWS Law Firm had the pleasure to perform the comprehensive legal assistance for this project in favor of the Contracting Party – the National Treasury – the Director of the Maritime Office in Szczecin. The contract was conducted on the basis of FIDIC Contract Conditions.