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Topping out ceremony of the new building of the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology

New building of the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology (PJAIT) is being erected in Koszykowa Street in Warsaw. Topping out ceremony celebrating the end of the first stage of works was held on 25 October. The DORACO Construction Corporation is the general contractor and the design was prepared by Chmielewski Skała Architekci studio.

The construction coincided with the 25th anniversary of PJAIT’s activities. “The effort we made in 1994 led to the foundation of an academy which enjoys today an established position worldwide. The ever growing number of students from over 50 countries wishing to study at PJAIT testifies to it. The investment has been initiated due to the emerging need to provide greater didactic space for the students,” said Professor Jerzy Paweł Nowacki, Rector of PJAIT. Meanwhile Barbara Nowacka, chancellor, adds: “Investment in the construction is an investment in the future, in the students of our university. We’d like this premise to become a place where innovations, patents, mobile apps making everyday life easier, student’s start-ups or multimedia installations are created. Education and development of Polish science are our mission. We know how to train those, who can find their place on the labour market, who are creative, willing to cooperate and open-minded”.

The building will have 5 overground storeys and 2 underground storeys. It will cover the area of ca. 6,000 m2, including 3,000 m2 of didactic space with IT labs, auditoriums and an assembly hall. A characteristic feature of the building visible from the side of Koszykowa Street will consist in an inner cube housing a state-of-the-art multimedia exhibition area. It will be suspended on the level of the first floor.

Watch the works carried out in the past 7 months.



DORACO to build new pier of the passenger terminal at Gdańsk Airport

On Tuesday, 15 October this year, Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa Airport and DORACO Construction Corporation signed an agreement on the development of the passenger terminal. The investment envisages the establishment of a new pier constituting an extension of the existing terminal T2 to the west. The construction will take 26 months to complete.

After the construction of the pier, Gdańsk Airport will gain nearly 16,000 m2 of new space allowing the passengers to travel in even more comfortable conditions. It’s an absolute priority for us. Passengers recognised our airport as one of the best in the world. It was ranked 5th in the AirHelp 2019 global ranking of airports, taking into account punctuality, quality of service and commercial offer. It’s a great distinction, for which we are very grateful. But it’s also a huge obligation. Therefore, despite the complicated situation on the construction and investment market, we have decided to start and carry out this important and ambitious task that is the development of the passenger terminal,” said Tomasz Kloskowski, President of Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa Airport.

“Gdańsk is developing, and so are the Airport and DORACO. When we were starting the construction of T1 terminal back in 1996, we were a small company from Gdańsk, which was carrying out the first big investment for the airport in a consortium. In 2011, the airport in Gdańsk was ranked 4th in respect of the number of passengers handled amongst the Polish airports, while DORACO was building modern T2 terminal in a consortium. We are now starting the development of T2 terminal, already independently as the general contractor, while Gdańsk Airport is now ranked 3rd in respect of the passenger volume in Poland, and simultaneously 5th in the ranking of best airports worldwide. As the inhabitants of Gdańsk, we are proud to be involved in this investment, which will have a significant impact on the development of both our region, as well as our investor. It will be an important position in DORACO’s portfolio of executed projects,” said Karol Zduńczyk, President of DORACO Construction Corporation.

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In the picture: Happening at the premises of the future investment, organised on the occasion of signing the agreement.

After the development of the passenger terminal, the new pier will allow handling passengers of the scheduled flights travelling to non Schengen countries such as Ireland and Great Britain, as well as passengers of chartered flights e.g. to Turkey and Egypt. Currently, these passengers are using terminal T1, which was built in 1997. The new pier will also partially handle the passengers from Schengen countries. Specificity of the operations and management of the new object will consist in the possibility to adapt the gates leading to the planes to current needs by extending or limiting the Schengen and non Schengen service area accordingly. Thanks to the expanded area of the terminal, the central safety and passport check area will be extended, so will be the luggage claim hall and arrival baggage room. Arrivals will be handled on the ground floor of the added part of the terminal, while departures – on the first floor. There will be 2 bus exits. Moreover, 4 external staircases were designed enabling access to jet bridges. Additionally, DORACO will reconstruct the internal road layout and will construct a new maneuvering area for the airport buses.

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DORACO at Maritime Economy Forum 2019

19th edition of the Maritime Economy Forum Gdynia was held on Friday, 11 October this year. It is the most important maritime industry event in the region and in entire Poland. The Forum provides discussion platform for sharing experiences and opinions in a group of the most important partners and experts from the maritime economy sector.

This year’s edition was participated by a few hundred guests, experts and speakers from Poland and abroad. The plenary part was inaugurated by the Mayor of Gdynia Wojciech Szczurek and the President of the Management Board of Inter Marine Group of Companies Sławomir Kalicki, and participated by, inter alia Adam Meller, President of the Management Board, Port Morski w Gdyni S.A. and Radosław Pachecki, head of project for maritime logistics, PGE Baltica.

We are pleased to inform that Karol Zduńczyk, President of the Management Board, DORACO, took the floor during the plenary session. Karol Zduńczyk and Professor engineer Damian Bocheński, PhD, professor of the Gdańsk University of Technology, Vice-Dean for Organization of Studies at the Faculty of Ocean Engineering and Ship Technology, raised the issue connected with professional education in the context of attracting qualified employees. The speakers presented the business/science cooperation model as a significant aspect of this issue based on the cooperation between DORACO and the Gdańsk University of Technology. It is worth reminding that since 2018, the company has been the patron of the Interdepartmental Faculty of Marine and Coastal Engineering at the Gdansk University of Technology. DORACO experts conduct cyclical classes for students. Moreover, the company offers trainings and apprenticeships at its hydrotechnical construction sites. Ultimately, students will have a chance to be employed by the company.

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4. Building Sector in Poland 2020 Forum participated by DORACO

4th edition of the Building Sector in Poland 2020 Forum, organised by PMR, was held on 10 October in Warsaw. The event was attended by nearly 150 key experts from the construction industry, including contractors, developers, producers of building materials and investors.

Karol Zduńczyk, President of the Management Board, DORACO, was also invited to join the Forum. He took part in the discussion panel devoted to infrastructural construction discussing the potential of the construction industry, development outlooks as well as mistakes which should be avoided in the future. The issue of spending EU funds on the execution of projects as well as the issues of the valorisation of contracts were also raised.

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2019 International Railway Fair TRAKO

The 13th edition of the International Railway Fair TRAKO was held on 24-27 September this year at the AMBEREXPO Exhibition and Convention Centre in Gdańsk. It is the second largest railway industry event in Europe. Our company DORACO Infrastruktura, exclusive distributor of ROSEHILL RAIL railway and road crossings, had to be there.

At their stand, DORACO Infrastruktura and ROSEHILL RAIL experts presented road and railway crossings used for various purposes, including on all sorts of roads, pedestrian crossings, crossings applied in agriculture, or crossings enabling access to tracks during maintenance works. Amongst them was the latest innovative LINK CROSSING SYSTEM, which, contrary to previous RODDED/CONNECT and BASEPLATED systems, is not fixed thanks to which panels may be assembled on uneven surfaces.

Besides the offer of railway-road crossing systems, the latest version of ANTI-TRESPASS panels was presented. It is a proven solution of a physical and visual obstruction, which will discourage pedestrians from crossing the railway in unauthorised places. New conical shape guarantees the same features as an obstacle, ensuring simultaneously even greater resistance and durability, which extends its life time.

This year’s fair was attended by nearly 700 exhibitors from 30 countries: transport organisers and carriers, suppliers of technologies for rail transport, rolling stock producers, distributors, representatives of state and self-government authorities as well as institutions, engineers, investors and aficionados of railway and trams. The exhibition was accompanied by seminars, debates and industry presentations. Within 4 days, the event was visited by several thousand guests.

TRAKO is organised by Międzynarodowe Targi Gdańskie S.A. and PKP Group. Next edition will be held already in 2 years.

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