PSA Sines, the concessionaire for Sines Container Terminal (Terminal XXI) in Portugal, has awarded the contract for the first phase of its expansion to Mota-Engil, Engenharia E Construção, Sa / Etermar – Engenharia E Construção.
This project includes the construction of another 204 m of quay at the transhipment hub, providing the terminal with a 1,150 m long quay by the end of 2021.
Representing a private investment of €16.5m (US$19.6m), 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 m quay.
Last year, the concession contract between the Port of Sines and the Algarve Authority (APS) and PSA Sines was amended, allowing investments to be made to expand the quay and modernise the terminal, projecting an increase in annual capacity from 2.3m teu to 4.1m teu.
The terminal represents a significant node of entry and exit in the Iberian hinterland, playing a role in the main international maritime routes which feature the largest container ships in the world.
The investment reinforces the terminal’s capacity to receive several mega vessels simultaneously, thus increasing its operational offer while reinforcing its importance for the economic development of the region and the country.