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Two works in the port of Mahon tendered for more than five million euros

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Palma, 27/09/2018

The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) has put two works contracts for the port of Mahon out to tender, which together add up to more than five million euros. One is for the refurbishment of the Levante dock and the other is for the construction of a lift connecting the port to the city.

At the end of the useful life of a 65-metre section of the Levante dock, it will be demolished and rebuilt using the construction typology consisting of a covered dock built on pilings, on which the beams and boards will be placed. Underneath the dock, a breakwater slope is planned in order to reduce port agitation by decreasing the reflection coefficient of the waves.

This work includes the construction of a drainage pipe, designed to drain the flow of rainwater coming from the city in order to prevent flooding on days of heavy rain.

The APB has also commissioned an underwater archaeological intervention campaign to assess the archaeological potential of the area in question and to identify the preventive measures to be taken so as to prevent the works from affecting any possible heritage sites.

The tender budget for these works is €4,329,808.41 excluding VAT with a maximum completion period of 10 months.


The other works come in response to a request by Mahon City Council with the aim of connecting the city to the port, bridging the existing gap due to the drop separating the two. This objective for the city of Mahon was the reason why an agreement was signed between the APB and Mahon City Council, in which they agreed upon the installation of a vertical lift to facilitate access to the town centre from the Costa de ses Voltes, as well as the consolidation of the cliff area where this lift will be placed.

The construction of the lift will mean it will be easier for residents and tourists to move between the port and the old town. The 25.5 metre drop separating them will therefore be bridged and a walkway placed on the upper access.

The tender budget for these works is €1,042,315.88 excluding VAT and the maximum completion period is 9 months.

The tenders for both works are published on the APB's Electronic Tender Portal: 


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