DORACO carries out the reconstruction of the Western Embankment with Platform A and C in Gdynia Nava

It is our great pleasure to inform that the Regional Infrastructure Management in Gdynia has chosen the DORACO’s offer as the best one to carry out the task: “Execution of hydroconstruction, construction, sanitary and electric works consisting in the reconstruction of the Western Embankment with Platform A and C in Gdynia Naval Base”.

The task consists in the reconstruction of the 305-metre-long Western Embankment, 87.5-metre-long platform A and 93-metre-long platform C. DORACO shall provide, amongst others, new construction elements: sheet pile and piles, as well as reinforced concrete pile cap; new transformer station, grids and installations.

This is yet another hydrotechnical investment carried out by DORACO in Gdynia. This time it is special due to the character of the location – strategic for Poland’s security. “It’s a great obligation for us. However, I’m sure that thanks to proven and experienced staff, works in the Naval Base will be executed according to schedule and that the new objects will be ready for commission in 2021,” said Karol Zduńczyk, President of the Management Board, DORACO.

According to plans, the investment will take 27 months to complete and the offer’s gross value amounts to PLN 83,704,128.81.

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Lion and plaque commemorating Paweł Adamowicz in DORACO gardens

A special ceremony was held on 11 August this year in DORACO gardens. Family and friends of the late Mayor Paweł Adamowicz, invited guests and people visiting the gardens witnessed the unveiling of a sculpture of a lion and a plaque commemorating the tragically deceased steward of Gdańsk.

The city of Gdańsk is indispensably associated with lions. The oldest ones have been supporting the City’s coat-of-arms since the 15th century. The newest Hewelions, beloved by both the tourists as well as the inhabitants, are located in various parts of the city. The idea was inspired by the lions decorating the Four Quarters Fountain in Gdańsk. Hence, their co-author, graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, Ewa Koprowska was invited to participate in the initiative. “I’m proud that my yet another work has been put up in Gdańsk. I’m honoured that I had an opportunity to be a part of this project”.

The initiative has been initiated and founded by Andrzej Haas, longtime friend of Paweł Adamowicz, owner of Hass Holding, including, amongst other DORACO. “As journalist Łukasz Mężyk said, Paweł Adamowicz was the Gdańsk lion – one of the most mature, most interesting and most creative politicians. Lion symbolises courage, triumph and action. The Mayor embodied all these features,” said Andrzej Hass during the ceremony held on Sunday. “Simultaneously, Paweł was doing good, helping those in need discreetly, out of the spotlight. He loved Gdańsk and its inhabitants most, which he stressed over and over again in his words and actions”.

Family, friends, but also passers-by, the inhabitants of Gdańsk, talked about the late Mayor. An exhibition prepared by the Gdańsk Community Foundation, entitled “Gdańsk of Paweł Adamowicz” also provided an opportunity to discuss Paweł Adamowicz’s activities. The exhibition has been located in the gardens in Opacka Street on the occasion of the ceremony. Artur Sychowski’s piano concert added splendour to the ceremony.

The plaque and the sculpture are located near the fountain in the Doraco gardens. They can be seen within the operating hours of Park Oliwski (Oliwa Park).


ph. DORACO, Magdalena i Teresa Adamowicz, Aleksandra Dulkiewicz, President of Gdańsk

ph. DORACO, Magdalena, Antonina i Teresa Adamowicz, Aleksandra Dulkiewicz, President of Gdańsk

ph. DORACO, Magdalena, i Teresa Adamowicz, Aleksandra Dulkiewicz, President of Gdańsk, Andrzej Hass, owner of Hass Holding




DORACO a friend of the Matylda Garden

On Friday, July 19, 2019, a new didactic garden was opened for visitors. The Oliwa Zoo has created a unique place for all those interested in learning about the biodiversity of our world. The Matylda Garden is a project of the Gdansk fundraiser Anna Jędrzejewska, in which families, school groups and all interested parties will be able to observe the year-round vegetation of plants.

The garden has received over twenty frames (boxes where plants grow) filled with various vegetables and fruits. All of them are marked with colourful plates, so that even the youngest can recognize the planting. They contain fragrant herbs, as well as vegetables, including beets, potatoes, kohlrabi, tomatoes, pepper and a garden surprise – eggplant. In all-year-round greenhouses you can admire the growth of tomatoes, as well as such exotic plants as coffee and tea shrubs.

The garden is also a mini orchard with several fruit trees and a pond, on the banks of which grows edible sweet rush. There is also a place for frog Helena. Houses for insects, or welcoming Mr. Awokado – these are just a few of the many attractions waiting for visitors to the garden.

– The Matylda Garden project is primarily a story about fruit and vegetables, conveyed in an easy and accessible way for children. It is also an answer to questions: Does a carrot have tops? And why is the beetroot red? The whole project is to introduce children to the origin of food. Food does not come from the market, but from fields, meadows, plots – from the earth. Children’s active participation in light gardening activities will show them the effort that has to be made to grow a plant which can then be eaten. The experience of diversity, the personalised little creatures like frogs and bitterns in the garden will develop children’s creativity and imagination. Tasting, smelling, touching different plants will stimulate their senses and enrich in new, previously unknown experiences. There is nothing more beautiful than participating in a world so rich with plants or animals, and knowing that we are a part of it – says Anna Jędrzejewska, the author of the garden.















on the photo: Anna Jędrzejewska, the author of the garden

Matylda’s Garden is another garden in Oliwa created with active participation of DORACO Building Corporation. Let us remind you: a few years ago the company reconstructed the gardens in Oliwa in the area of its headquarters, surrounding the area of the former Farm together with the Saltzmann manor house. In this way, the French and English gardens, existing in the eighteenth century in this place, were restored. Since 2014, this area has become a natural extension of the Oliwa Park and a favorite place for walks of residents and tourists. In winter, the gardens are illuminated by festive illuminations.

The unique garden was created in the company’s jubilee year of 2017. For its 25th anniversary, DORACO designed and built for the community the first garden in Gdansk with sensory elements. On the area of the garden at the Mill Pond in Oliwa, there were various elements stimulating the senses. Among them were flower beds planted with herbs, affecting the sense of smell, taste, touch and sight, a path that allows to discover different textures and shapes, elements of small architecture made of wood or educational boards.

The Matylda Garden in the Gdansk Zoo can be visited daily, 10.00-16.00, after purchasing a ticket to the Zoo.






























DORACO BikeTeam on WISŁA1200 marathon

The second edition of the bicycle marathon Wisła1200, which launched on 6 July this year, will be participated by a 5-person DORACO BikeTeam. This year’s event will have nearly 400 participants. Within max. 200 hours they have to cover a distance of 1200 km along the Vistula River, starting from its source in Barania Góra, and ending at the finish line at Gdansk’s Ołowianka.

The challenge can be followed here on an ongoing basis.

July 11 update:

Mariusz Kuliga, taking part in the Wisła1200 marathon for the second time, reached the finish line on Thursday afternoon first. Compared to last year’s start, he improved his time by almost 23 hours. The rest of the team finished in the evening. Congratulations to everyone!

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Cooperation with Port of Gdynia – welcome cruise and progress on the terminal construction site

On Thursday, 27 June this year, the biggest cruise ship in this season – Norwegian Getaway – sailed into the port of Gdynia. Within the framework of cooperation with the port we had the pleasure to participate in the welcome cruise of this huge vessel measuring 325 meters, as the galleon was headed also to the investment project presently implemented by DORACO in the Port of Gdynia – the construction of a passenger terminal. Krzysztof Tomczuk told the audience about the works on the construction site.

The cruise was attended by representatives of the Tricity media, winners of competitions and children from orphanages and the charges of aid foundations. Everyone, especially the youngest ones, was entertained by a mascot, a squirrel Doratka, who together with the port’s Pirate organized maritime games and quiz.

Find a photo report from the event below.
























































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DORACO projects in Warsaw awarded Construction Sites of the Year 2018!

We are pleased to announce that during yesterday’s final gala of the Construction of the Year 2018 competition, the President of the Board of DORACO, Karol Zduńczyk, received the highest, first-degree awards for the projects of Marszałkowska Centre and CEDET. This is another award, after the Builder’s awards for these buildings.

The Construction of the Year competition is organized by the Polish Association of Construction Engineers and Technicians in cooperation with the Ministry of Infrastructure, the Ministry of Investment and Development and the Central Office of Construction Supervision. The submitted sites are verified in three stages by specialists – Judges of the Competition Jury. The assessment covers, among others, the quality of construction, its organization and work safety, as well as technological solutions. Verification of documentation concerning both of the sites and local inspections carried out by the judges proved that the projects were carried out by DORACO at the highest level, in every aspect assessed by the jury.

It was the 29th edition of the competition. It is worth recalling that in the previous years the title Construction of the Year was awarded to such DORACO projects as: Hotel Gdańsk, T2 Passenger Terminal of Gdansk Airport or the building of the ETI Faculty of Gdansk University of Technology.















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Family chess tournament in DORACO

On Saturday, 15 June in the headquarters of DORACO a chess event took place participated by employees with their families. During the meeting, chess experts from Korona Gdansk club familiarized all those willing to learn the rules of the game, so that the participants could check their knowledge during the game.

The youngest children could marvel at the unique XL-sized chess, while the older and more experienced participants had at their disposal professional chess equipment. Chess master Garri Kasparov said: Chess is a tool that improves children’s ability to acquire knowledge. The Saturday’s meeting showed that the youngest can be chess players too, therefore we encourage everyone to explore the secrets of this game.

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Students of Marine and Coastal Engineering of Gdansk University of Technology visited DORACO

Practical classes are the most effective form of learning. DORACO Construction Corporation, the patron of the Interdepartmental Faculty of Marine and Coastal Engineering at the Gdansk University of Technology, invited students to participate in selected hydrotechnical investment projects currently being carried out by the company.
Training visits of students of Marine and Coastal Engineering at hydrotechnical construction sites are an important element of cooperation between DORACO and the Gdansk University of Technology in this field – says Piotr Siemaszko, Director of the Hydrotechnical Department in DORACO. – DORACO engineers, experts in the field of hydrotechnics, willingly share their practical knowledge related to the executed contracts, while students have the opportunity to learn the specificity of hydrotechnical works, depending on the degree of advancement and size of a given project.

On Friday, 14 June this year, students of Marine and Coastal Engineering visited the Obrońcy Poczty Polskiej and Mewy Quays in the Port of Gdansk, where advanced reinforced concrete works are underway, the surface of the quay is being constructed and the construction of the quay plate is in process in the Mewy section. Next, the group moved to the BON quay, where ramming works have already been completed – the combi-wall buried and CFA piles laid. Wave dampers are currently in construction there, whose purpose will be to dissipate wave energy and eliminate the phenomenon of bumper wave.

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Another point in the itinerary was the construction of the passenger terminal in the Port of Gdynia. This is currently the key project of the port; its implementation will enable the reception of ferry vessels of 245 meters in size. The works connected with the execution of piling for the terminal building as well as works preparing for the expansion and modernization of the quay are in progress here.

– The possibility of direct observation of works on hydrotechnical construction sites is a unique opportunity for students of our faculty to confront theoretical knowledge with practice. During such visits, students can see what work on construction sites actually looks like. They can also discuss their doubts on an ongoing basis with experienced employees – said Jacek Frost from the Faculty of Ocean Engineering and Shipbuilding of the Gdansk University of Technology, supervisor of the group, at the end of the meeting.

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