Under the “Multiannual Program" adopted by the Government of the Republic of Poland, the Maritime Office in Gdynia (UMG) will build a Marine Off-loading Facility next to the site of the first nuclear power plant in Poland
“The Maritime Office in Gdynia, with the support of PEJ, is proceeding with the construction of the MOLF, which is possible thanks to the government’s decision to establish a multi-annual program to finance the associated infrastructure for the nuclear power plant in Lubiatowo-Kopalino. The MOLF is a component of the associated infrastructure that is key for the timely delivery of the investment project, and I am convinced that thanks to the professionalism and experience of the Maritime Office in Gdynia, the facility will be built on time”, said Anna Łukaszewska-Trzeciakowska, Government Plenipotentiary for Strategic Energy Infrastructure.
“The construction of a nuclear power plant is one of the main challenges that the Polish power sector is facing over the next several years. However, this huge investment project requires the construction of associated infrastructure, which will be built first. A new railway line, a new national road, and MOLF for unloading components for the construction of the power plant, which will arrive by sea, are the three essential investment projects we need to complete for the power plant to be built. I am glad that the MOLF will be delivered by the Maritime Office in Gdynia, whose recently completed projects include the construction of a shipping canal through the Vistula Spit”, said Andrzej Adamczyk, Minister of Infrastructure.
The government’s resolution secures funding for the construction of a new railway line, a national road and the aforementioned marine infrastructure (MOLF). A total of over PLN 4.7 billion has been earmarked for their execution. All these investment projects will not only serve the construction and operation of key investment projects in Pomerania, but will also enrich the regional infrastructure of the Pomorskie Voivodeship, thus supporting the region’s socio-economic development.
Under the agreement signed on 19 July 2023, the Director of the Maritime Office in Gdynia will be responsible for obtaining the necessary approvals and then building the Marine Off-loading Facility next to the nuclear power plant site in Pomerania. The agreement specifies in detail the required technical parameters of the planned structure, defines the division of responsibilities (DoR), as well as the preliminary plan for the execution of preparatory and administrative work, as well as the actual construction works.
Thanks to the facility, the largest components for the construction of the power plant will be transported by sea. This primarily concerns abnormal indivisible loads (AIL), such as the reactor vessel, steam generator and other modular components, and equipment of a nuclear power plant. The construction of the facility will also streamline the delivery of construction materials, and, at a later stage, safe operation of the nuclear facility in the preferred site in Pomerania.
“The marine structure to be built by the Maritime Office in Gdynia is one of the key investment projects that will improve the efficiency of transportation and unloading of oversize components of the nuclear power plant under construction in Pomerania. This project, along with a new access road and new and modernized rail connections, will also contribute to the development of the region and increase the quality of transport services offered to residents and tourists,” said Łukasz Młynarkiewicz, acting president of Polskie Elektrownie Jądrowe
“The Maritime Office in Gdynia has extensive experience and competence in the construction and maintenance of marine structures, including port and access infrastructure facilities. Building a nuclear power plant in Pomorskie Voivodeship, the effect of our work will be be a marine facility that will allow offloading near the plant construction site. Ships with nuclear power plant equipment will be moored to this marine facility. This solution will be less expensive than building a factory on the back of the power plant. We are pleased that the potential of the Maritime Administration has been involved in another investment project, strategic from the point of view of Poland’s energy security. The structure itself, once the power plant is built, will not be demolished; it will enrich the hydrotechnical infrastructure in this section of our coastline,” said Wiesław Piotrzkowski, director of the Maritime Office in Gdynia.
Pomeranian communes where strategic energy investment projects are located or through which material supply routes for these investment projects run will also be given the opportunity to receive financial support from an additional government program currently under development. Its most important goals are to improve the road infrastructure in the vicinity of the investment projects under way as well as services related to education and health care. The details and exact territorial range of the project will be agreed by the government side in consultation with Pomeranian local governments, and with investors responsible for individual strategic investment projects.