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El Consejo de Administración de la APB ha aprobado esta tarde adjudicar a la empresa Pedro’s Boat Centre S.L. la explotación del varadero para la reparación de embarcaciones del Cós Nou en el puerto de Maó. La decisión se ha tomado a propuesta del presidente de la APB, José María Urrutia, después de que la comisión técnica encargada de valorar las ofertas presentadas al concurso la considerase como la solución más ventajosa.Pedro’s Boat Centre S.L.


Today, the Governing Body of the APB held its first meeting of this term since the regional elections of last May with the new members appointed by the Government of the Balearic Islands.



The Board of Directors of the Balearic Islands Port Authority (APB) has named, Jorge Nasarre as the new director of the public body that manages the ports of general interest in the archipelago. The procedure took place by unanimous vote from its members and the proposal by the president, Jose Maria Urrutia.



The Balearic Islands Port Authority (APB) will begin, on Tuesday October 4th, several actions to improve accessibility and remove architectural barriers in the zone of public domain of the Port of Maó with the intention of integrating all citizens, especially those with reduced mobility, into the activities developed there.



The APB has just put into operation the new passenger terminal (EM4) in the port of Palma, destined to cover as a base-port for cruise ships that have made the Balearic capital the start and finish of their itinerary in the Mediterranean. The works, which began a year ago, required an investment of 6.6 million euros. This morning, the act of receiving the works took place with the signing by the decision-makers of the APB, the contractor, Vias y Construcciones S.A., and the Public Entity of State Ports.



The Balearic Islands Port Authority has, since this morning, the first of the eighteen caissons that are being built for the expansion of the Poniente docks. The expansion will provide berthing for cruise ships of great length. At about half past ten in the morning the tug, Silveira Charuca, docked at Dique del Oeste dock in the port of Palma. It had departed on Wednesday at half past one from the port of Sagunto carrying the piece which is to be submerged early next week.



The APB has purchased two hybrid vehicles operating in the police station of Palma. These are two hybrid cars, technology lighter, compact and efficient, equipped with electric mode and conventional, with combined output of 98 HP and combined consumption of 4.6 liters per 100 kilometers. Vehicles, Honda Insight model and have already been put into service, have CO2 emissions to the atmosphere of 105 grams perkilometer and are equipped with complete equipment for police service.


The APB is re-establishing the Emergency Plans (IEP) of the five ports of general interest that runs in the Islands. The updated plans are being made with the collaboration of all stakeholders and conducting emergency drills in each of the ports.


The PEI is a set of specific actions to perform in emergencies at port facilities and is specific for each of the ports, which considers the peculiarities of these.



On this day it has been published, in the Official State Bulletin, the appointment by Ministry of Public Order of José María Urrutia Mera as the new chairman of the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB), replacing Francesc Triay, who ceases to hold office.



The new station at the port of Ibiza projected by the APB on the docks of Botafoc aims to resolve the deficiencies in existing space, safety and comfort. With a budget of close to EUR 25 million, the building will consist of three distinct modules. It will be built on an area of12,500 square meters distributed over two floors and a terrace. About one million passengers are expected to pass every year through their facilities. The project takes into account environmental measures in order to achieve a rational use of energy, and is designed to include accessibility criteria.



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