Go ahead with the construction of the new La Spezia waterfront. The tender contract for the construction of the new cruise pier on Calata Paita was signed today. Total amount of the works 48,437,296.55 euros. Estimated duration of the works 710 days.
President Sommariva: “A new page is starting for the future of the city and the port.”
The contract for the construction of the new cruise pier was signed today at the headquarters of the La Spezia Port System Authority. The document was signed by the President of the Port System Authority of the Eastern Ligurian Sea, Mario Sommariva and by Eng. Davide Adreani, representing the ATI awarded the contract, made up of Fincosit srl (agent), R.C.M Costruzioni srl (principal) and Agnese Costruzioni srl (principal). The amount of the procurement contract, whose RUP is Eng. Fabrizio Simonelli, amounts to EURO 47,894,834.75 in addition to EURO 542,461.80 for security charges not subject to reduction. The contract is co-financed by the PNRR complementary fund. The expected duration of the works can be quantified as 710 days.
The new infrastructure work is essential for strengthening the cruise offer of La Spezia, and is included in the more general project of redevelopment and conversion of use, in a tourist-accommodation key, of the La Spezia waterfront in the first port basin. The need for the transformation is due to the growing and now consolidated interest shown towards the port of La Spezia by the major shipping companies operating in the cruise sector (Costa, Royal Caribbean, MSC, etc.) and which today allows us to foresee future developments . The project for the new Cruise Pier involves the construction of a new open quay structure, surmounted by a multifunctional square, with the function of an interchange hub between ship and land; the square will be functional, initially, to host the primary disembarkation functions (together with the current cruise terminal), and will then become the base on which to build a large part of the new Maritime Station. The cruise pier, with a trapezoidal planimetric shape and a surface area of 16,900 m2, is made up of an open deck on cellular caissons and involves the construction of two quays measuring 393 and 339 meters in length for the berthing of two latest generation cruise ships which will be powered by cold ironing.
President Sommariva declared: “This is a fundamental work for the development of cruise traffic in the port of La Spezia, partly financed with the Complementary Fund to the PNRR, but it is, above all, the work that will trigger the overall development of the port according to the lines traced by the current Master Plan: Cruise Pier, New Ravano Terminal, expansion of the Gulf Terminal, new Calata Paita Waterfront and the completion of the railway works and the new buffer zone. These works, which will be carried out according to practically contextual timescales, represent the completion of a strategic plan which will ensure, as a whole, industrial-logistic development, tourism development and a new structure of relations between port and city in the name of recovering the usability of new urban spaces for citizens. The signing of this contract therefore begins a new phase for the future of the city and the port.”