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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.


The Balearic Islands Port Authority (APB) participated from the 1st to 4th June in the 38th edition of the Seatrade Medcruise Convention. The general assembly of this organization, which is dedicated exclusively to market cruises in the Mediterranean, was held at the Greek port of Piraeus. The leaders of the APB went with the aim of promoting the Balearic Islands as a cruise destination for the forthcoming seasons, in particular, the ports of Alcudia and Maó for cruise ships of medium length.


The APB has put out to tender the operation of two leisure facilities in the port of Palma. The first is a cafe and tourist information point in the old San Carlos Battery located in the Dique de Oeste dock, which has recently been restored by the APB. This initiative aims to provide a new urban space, open to both citizens and passengers of cruise ships, to admire the views of the Bay of Palma from a location previously inaccessible to the public.


The APB is carrying out the execution of the works to stabilize the foundation of the springs attached, and the west bank of the port of Alcúdia, which will get a draft of 8.50 meters Dockside throughout the commercial dock. Thus, the APB is committed Alcúdia as a key port for unloading goods in Mallorca. It is recalled that the supply is made Alcúdia cement, coal and liquefied the island. This work complements the work of improving drafts of the port´s commercial docks that ended in April 2007 that affected the entrance channel and the commercial dock.



The APB has announced the II Painting and Photography Competition. This edition of the contest is dedicated to the ports of Palma and Alcudia and is in collaboration with the Circulo de Bellas Artes (Circle of Fine Arts) of Palma de Mallorca and the Center for Military History and Culture of Palma.



The APB and the Technical Association of Ports and Coastlines have organized a technical visit today to the work site of the docks of Botafoc in the port of Ibiza, to raise awareness of the environmental measures being adopted throughout the project. The session included several lectures and a tour of the works in situ.



The APB has created a new website ( where all information about the 34 lighthouses in the Balearic Islands. Thus, the APB opens your file with the history of lighthouses and lighthouse keepers and displays images and videos of the installations and the "treasures" they contain.


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. 




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