Sines (Portugal) - Portugal's Port of Sines expands itself. With the consignment of the East Breakwater enlargement, the expansion works will begin, thus allowing the port to double the containerized cargo installed capacity.
The works concerning the extension of the Port of Sines’ East Breakwater were consigned to Conduril - Engenharia SA. With a total investment of approximately 72 million euros, the contract comprises the enlargement of the breakwater by 750 meters, which will allow to reinforce the protection of the east side of the Port of Sines, namely with regard to the next expansion phase of the Sines Container Terminal - Terminal XXI, under the responsibility of the company awarded the concession - PSA Sines.
Being the works due for conclusion during the first quarter of 2023, the extension of this protection infrastructure will create the ideal conditions for the simultaneous reception of four of the largest container carriers in operation in the world, with 400 meters of LOA (length overall).
Upon completion of this next expansion phase, Terminal XXI will double its installed capacity to 4.1 million TEU, thus projecting its position in the international context, and confirming Sines as Portugal's first port, while enhancing its connectivity index to main world markets, in a wide offer.
It should be noted that the amendment to the concession contract for awarding the expansion of Terminal XXI was signed last October 12, resulting on a totally private investment of 661 million euros, under the responsibility of PSA Sines.