The expansion phase includes the construction of another 204 metres of quay to provide the terminal with a total of 1,150 metres long by the end of 2021, which represents an investment of $19.5m. This is the first expansion phase after the renegotiation process of the Terminal XXI concession, which, in its final configuration, will present a 1,750-metre long quay that will be built gradually.
Sines’ Terminal XXI located on the main international maritime routes where the largest container ships in the world are in operation, and this investment reinforces the terminal's capacity to receive several mega-carriers simultaneously and, therefore, increase its operational offer.
In October 2019, the Authority of the Ports of Sines and Algarve (APS) and PSA Sines signed an amendment to the concession contract that allows for new investments in relation to the expansion of the pier and the resizing and modernisation of the terminal, projecting an increase in the annual handling capacity from 2.3m to 4.1m teu.
In February of this year, APS awarded the Contract for the 3rd Phase of the Expansion of the East Breakwater of the Port of Sines, for an approximate amount of $85m, including the extension of the pier by 750 metres, which will reinforce the protection of the east of the Port of Sines, where Terminal XXI is located.
This work is part of a project approved by the Operational Programme for Competitiveness and Internationalisation (COMPETE 2020) and will benefit from Community funding, through the Cohesion Fund, of approximately $29.5m.
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