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The Balearic Islands Port Authority is anticipating the arrival, on Saturday afternoon at the port of Ibiza, of the first of the eleven caissons which are being built for the future Botafoc docks. At six-thirty pm on Friday, the tugboat A. Gaudi, sailed from the port of Cartagena carrying the piece which will be moored at the beginning of next week.



The Board of Directors of the ABS has adopted to give the company "Petrofor, SL" operation for ten years, a supply of fuel in the commercial dock in the port of La Savina, after the technical committee to study bids submitted for the tender has been rated as the most advantageous solution. The purpose of this competition is to modernize the supply of petrol and diesel boats A and B to the improvement and preparation of deposits and facilities, the construction of an additional underground tank and the addition of three new suppliers. Two of them are of high flow and a double.


Today marks the initiation of the work on the extension of the Poniente docks in the port of Palma, which aims to provide a solution to the high demands for berths for large cruise ships in the Mediterranean. The work has been awarded to the Temporary Consortium (UTE) formed by CYES-SATO-OHL, with a total budget of 37.8 million euros, taxes included, and has a deadline of fifteen months. 



Balearic Islands Port Authority (APB) plans to reach this season and a half million cruise passengers in the port of Palma, according to forecasts released scales these days at the Miami Seatrade Cruise Shipping, the most important exhibition world in this sector. 



Balearic Islands Port Authority (APB) is proceeding in these days to the installation of new street lighting along the Levante dock at the port of Maó, with the aim of improving the street lighting and pedestrian and to reduce power consumption and light pollution in the area.




The APB (Port Authority of the Balearic Islands) has conducted in recent years, a continuous effort to invest in the maintenance of the lighthouse facilities of the islands. Specifically, in the last five years, it has invested about 3.5 million euros in exterior reformations, restoring facades and replacing wood and metal. The APB's investment has not been limited to the lighthouses themselves, but has also included the renovation of the structures attached to the lighthouses.


The arrival of the barge DN 143 to Ibiza from Valencia this past weekend has signalled the start of the second phase of construction of the Botafoc docks in the port of Ibiza. This vessel will deposit 18,000 tons of stones to form the foundation of the new pier. The installation of this breakwater will permit the posterior placement of the foundation boxes that will contain the landfill on which the infrastructure of the new port will be located. During the month of March the construction of eleven reinforced concrete foundation boxes that will form this dock will begin.


The Board of Directors of the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) approved today, at its last meeting of the year, the Business Plan for 2011. The plan announced an investment of 63.5 million euros for the operation of the ports of general interest in the Balearic Islands.  Featured among the work scheduled for this year, is the construction of a berth in the Poniente docks in the port of Palma for large cruise ships, budgeted at 28 million euros.


The port of Palma has broken this past November, the absolute record of tourist cruise ship in a year to reach 500 arrivals since January 2010. The previous record was 496 maximum scales, which were reached in 2008, which highlights the fantastic tourist season being experienced by the port of Palma on cruises.The cruise Regatta, Palma arrived at the port last Friday November 12 had the honor of being the 500th level.


The Governing Body of the Balearic Islands Port Authority (APB) has decided to award the company "Amarres Deportivos, SL, a company belonging to the group of Banco Pastor, the management of local offices and berths in the Moll Vell, in the port of Palma.The approval by the Board of Directors was held on November 12, as proposed by the technical committee report on the six bids submitted for the contest.



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