The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (PAB) has officially received, from the Secretary of State for Climate Change, the Declaration of Environmental Impact (DIA) for the proposed esplanade and commercial piers at Botafoc, in the Port of Ibiza. DIA establishes strict environmental measures to be followed before, during and after construction. The PAB considers feasible all the conditions imposed in the report.
Over the past few The PAB has conducted the rebuilding of the enclosures surrounding the buildings attached to the lighthouses of Minorca. These are, for the most part, stone walls, built in the traditional way, which tend to crumble and collapse over time. The reconstruction work has respected the structural integrity of the existing, traditional enclosures typical to Minorca. They consist of two trapezoidal faces made of rough, native stone, crowned by what is called “esquena d’ase”.
The port of Mahon has acquired and added 5.000m² to the existing area of Cos Nou, used for the reparation of recreational vessels, including a new travel lift basin. The PAB plans to summon bids for the general management of the whole boat yard area, which will also provide a fuel dock.
Between 1999 and 2008, the PAB has purchased land in the port of Maó, valued at 7.5 million euros, to make room for the renovation and expansion of Cos Nou, where the future passenger terminal will be located and whose construction will cost approximately 13 million euros. The PAB had recently acquired several lots, with a total area of 207,000m², for 3.5 million euros and this was added to other land previously purchased for 4 million euros. In addition to this, the PAB intends to buy more land, in order to have sufficient area for the amplification and the access road to the port.
The PAB will build its new offices at the port of Palma in the old office buildings of the company Trasmediterránea, popularly known as the "Tras" building. The construction could start in the second half of 2009, with an execution period of fifteen months and an estimated budget of 18 million euros. This will involve the relocation of its current headquarters to expand and adapt to its future needs. The future building will be built on an area of 2,500 square meters and will consist of two floors and a basement for parking and storage.
The PAB initiated today, the construction of the new passenger terminal in the Port of Alcudia, with a budget allocation of 12,947,265.00 €. The signing of a joint venture agreement between the PAB and winners of the bid, the UTE, formed by Ferrovial Agromán and Construcciones Llull Sastre, marked the official start of construction. The project has an estimated deadline for completion of twelve months. The building will have an area of approximately 3,600 square meters, with a height that will not exceed twelve meters. In addition, it will have a parking area for cars and buses.
Today the Port of Palma has reached a new record of 84 cruise ship stopovers in the same month, surpassing the record high of 80 stopovers registered since October, 1999. The month of May closed with a 9% increase over the same month in 2007, when a total of 77 cruise ships passed through the Port of Palma.
The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands has completed the reconstruction of the old pier on the Isla del Rey, located in the Port of Maó. The cost of the reform was approximately 50,000 euros and consisted of reinforcing the quay, which is 14.5 metres long and has an average width of 6.5 metres, and repaving the surface. The border was raised to 90 centimetres above sea level to facilitate berthing of more modern vessels
The Board of Directors of the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (PAB) was informed today in detail about the Master Plan for Infrastructures for the Port of Palma, which provides for exterior expansion and remodelling of its port facilities. The plan is undergoing its final draft and the finalization of the Strategic Environmental Assessment Study.
The PAB will shortly begin improvements on the pedestrian walkway on the exterior breakwater of the Dique del Oeste. This project, valued at 300 thousand euros, involves reforming 800 metres of the breakwater and providing it with a suitable lighting system designed to minimize light pollution. Access will be open to the public, except when it is considered dangerous due to sea conditions. The installation will take two months to complete and will begin in approximately one month
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