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Port of Kiel awards €2.2M piling contracts for new cruise terminal

Development of a new cruise passenger terminal at Germany’s Port of Kiel is about to reach the construction phase with award of two piling contracts with a total value of over €2.2M (£1.98M).

The port announced its plans to build a €7.5M new terminal in March and Hermann Reese and GKT Spezialtiefbau has been awarded the contracts for the foundations work.

According to the contract award announcement in the Official Journal of the European Union, the new terminal will be supported on deep foundations formed from 150 displacement piles installed to 25m to 30m depth. The port has said that the foundation work will be challenging dues to buried obstructions from an old quay wall and multiple ground anchors within the footprint of the new building.

Port of Kiel managing director Dirk Claus said: “Sea tourism is a strong growth market sector for the port of Kiel. With a second terminal building we will be in a position to expand our capacities and increase handling quality.”

The new 3,700 m² two-story terminal building was designed by architects Hillenkamp and Roselius and is expected to be completed in spring 2019.


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