New Port of Igoumenitsa

New Port of Igoumenitsa

FCC has constructed the New Port of Igoumenitsa, in the locality of the same name in Greece. The port focuses on passenger traffic, by ferry connections to domestic and foreign destinations, while goods are transported mainly by lorries

The works consisted of the execution a 750-metre long quay wall for ferry mooring at a distance of 250 metres to the south of the existing one, It is structured into fives areas and two ramps, with simultaneous mooring capacity.

The main executed works are:

  • The installation of vertical plastic drainage (geosynthetic) tubes in order to accelerate water drainage for ground compaction.
  • The construction of gravel piles in the sea, 750 and 950 mm in diameter and 2.50 x 2.50 metres quadricular and in pairs with parameters of 2.00 x 2.00 metres for especially difficult terrain, employing large vibrators and pressurised water (vibroflotation).
  • Sea floor drainage by means of 1.00 to 2.00 metres of sludge excavation.
  • Construction of a quay wall using cellular caissons. The quay wall is made up of 26 cellular caissons measuring 9 metres long, 30 metres wide and 11 metres high.
  • Reconstruction of underwater moles after lifting in order to construct gravel piles.
  • Construction of a 750-metre long superstructure with equipment (wooden barriers, piles, supply channels and rainwater drainage etc) for servicing twelve modern passengers ships.
  • Construction of retaining walls with gravel piles.

Remarkable aspects

  • This is one of the largest transport centres in western Greece.
  • The use of a pioneering system to establish the most suitable location for each pile.

Client: Ministry of Public Works

Start date: May 1997

End date: May 2003