2022 will be a year of anniversaries: the 150th since the creation of the Harbour Board and the 30th of the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands as we refer to it today.
Construction work on the Poniente docks in the Port of Alcudia has been completed. The project consisted of expanding the esplanade toward the northwest and gaining approximately 27,500 square meters of surface area over water. It will give the docks a new line of dockage, with five meters draught, for regular passenger and freight traffic, as well as a pier for local traffic and includes the necessary dredging operations of the new access channel. The project carried out by U.T.E. Dragados and Llabrés Feliu, contemplated the area of the esplanade, which in effect will become a functional extension of the existing one, to be considered for commercial use, intended primarily as a parking facility for semi- trailers and other ro-ro traffic. The dredging work included both the trench for the foundation of the docks, as well as the entry channel to them. On the dredging platforms, in the area of the docks, a supporting structure was installed in order to achieve a better distribution of tensions above ground. Above it, the concrete dock wall was constructed. The work was completed in the estimated time and the final budget came to approximately six million euros