Rover Group enters in Greece with the concession of the extension of the port of Thessaloniki for 150 million euros
Rover Maritime, company of maritime infrastructures within Rover Group, has been awarded the extension of the Greek Port of Thessaloniki in Joint Venture with Mytilineos and HDK, a project where they competed with other international consortiums such as Aktor - Tekal, Intrakat - Vittadello - Salts, Eifagge - Tepna, Avax - Etermar PLC - NV Besix PLC, or Acciona Construcción and Archirodon. The project entails an investment of 150 million euros and consists of the extension of the port managed by the concession holder ThPA for the Greek State with a new quay, the sixth, 513 metres long. This project will enable the Port of Thessaloniki to offer a direct service to ultra large container vessels.
The extension works at the Port of Thessaloniki, the second largest in Greece, are scheduled to take place this year until 2025. The new dock will have a usable draught of -17.7metres in 470 of its 513 metres, and provide an additional surface area of 306.5 metres in width.
The execution of this project provides numerous local and national benefits in Greece, with an estimated annual income of more than 230 million euros for the port ecosystem during its construction. It is also estimated that the project will generate 3,300 direct and indirect jobs.
Last month the Port Authority of Las Palmas awarded Rover Group, in Join Venture with the company Satocan, the construction of a new breakwater in Puerto del Rosario (Fuerteventura) for 27.5 million euros at a completion period of 17 months.
Rover Maritime is currently working on the enlargement of the Port of Bilbao, where a new 250 metre long vertical caisson quay with a surface area of 50,000 m2 is being built, developed under the shelter of the existing dock and with a budget of 33.1 million euros. Likewise, it recently concluded the construction of the new breakwater at the emblematic Port of Gdansk in Poland, the third largest port in terms of cargo movement in the Baltic Sea, a project that has entailed an investment of 134 million euros.