PSA SINES, concessionaire of the Container Terminal of the Port of Sines (Terminal XXI), informs in a statement that it has awarded the first phase of expansion of this port infrastructure to the competing group MOTA-ENGIL, ENGENHARIA E CONSTRUÇÃO, SA / ETERMAR – ENGENHARIA E CONSTRUÇÃO, SA, following the tender launched last August.
This expansion phase includes the construction of another 204 meters of wharf in order to provide the terminal with a 1,150-meter long wharf by the end of 2021, representing a private investment of 16.5 million euros.
This is the first expansion phase after the renegotiation process for the Terminal XXI concession, which, in its final configuration, will feature a 1,750-meter pier to be built in a phased manner.
The Terminal XXI expansion project is the result of the amendment to the concession contract signed between the Administration of the Ports of Sines and the Algarve (APS) and PSA Sines, now allowing new investments to be made regarding the expansion of the pier and modernization of the terminal, projecting an increase in the annual handling capacity from 2.3 to 4.1 million TEU (20-foot containers).
Terminal XXI is currently an important transhipment HUB and already represents an important port of entry and exit in the Iberian hinterland, being an integral part of the main international maritime routes on which the largest container ships in the world in operation are located.
This investment reinforces the terminal's capacity to receive several megacarrier ships simultaneously, thus increasing its operational offer while reinforcing its importance for the economic development of the region and the country.