Informational Meeting at the Port of Szczecin Concerning Works Progress in the Region of the Kaszuby Basin

On 14 October this year at the Port of Szczecin, there was an informational meeting at which works progress connected with the ‘Improvement of access to the Port in Szczecin in the region of the Kaszuby Basin,’ whose general contractor is DORACO was discussed. At present, the works were completed in 30% in terms of material progress and 23.5% in financial terms.

From entering the construction site last year, the works started simultaneously at several worksites envisaged to be performed in the first stage. They include: the reconstruction of the Chorzowskie and Gliwicki Uskok Wharves, works related to the landing at the Notecki Basin and construction of the new Zamykające Wharf, construction of the new Dąbrowieckie Wharf along with a dolphin wharf, corner casing at Ostrów Mieleński and the Mieleńska Łąka Islands, as well as partial dredging works at the wharves of the Kaszuby Basin to a depth of 12.5 m. At this stage, approx. four hundred meters of wharves will be modernized, and the same number of new ones created.

It is significant that from the perspective of safety, the dredging works are preceded by surveys and works consisting in cleaning the bottom to remove ferromagnetic substances. The bottom in the region of the Basin was examined and 40% cleaned to remove ferromagnetic materials.

More than 3,000 tonnes of tight sheet piling walls were delivered to the investment site to perform the tasks, which accounts for 100% of the needs, and 400 pipes (3,100 tonnes), representing 70% of the requirements.

The whole shore casing was executed on the Dąbrowieckie Wharf utilizing a combined, tight wall. The entire pile system planned was also embedded in the ground. Reinforcement and concreting works on the wharf board are underway. At the wharf, dredging works are in progress, allowing the construction of a dolphin wharf. Output from the dredging works is put aside in the Notecki Basin.

Furthermore, on the Chorzowskie Wharf, sections 7-13, walls of the existing wharf and other infrastructure elements to the third track were demolished. The whole temporary shore casing made from a combined, tight sheet pile wall together with temporary backfilling is completed. Works related to the burial of the target sheet pile wall are underway.

Concerning the Gliwickie-Uskok Wharf, the existing surface material was demolished, and a new pile wall was made. Preparatory works aimed at anchoring it in the ground using micropiles are in progress and next the reconstruction of the Uskok surface will be undertaken.

Around the Notecki Basin, the existing surface is being demolished. Works connected with setting the sanitary sewage systems are continued. Approx. 40% of the new sheet pile wall closing the basin was dug in the ground.

With regard to Ostrów Mieleński and the Mieleńska Łąka Islands, their corners are being secured and encased. Existing greenery colliding with the wall was removed. Works related to the burial of the wall on the corner of the Ostrów Mieleński Island are underway.

Ph. DORACO. Karol Zduńczyk, President of the Board and Igor Obszański, Contract director, DORACO

Let’s remind that within the framework of the project DORACO will reconstruct around 1,000 meters of wharves (Chorzowskie, Chorzowskie Uskok, Gliwickie Uskok, Katowickie), and more than 400 meters of completely new wharves will be constructed at Dąbrowieckie and Zamykające. The Kaszuby Basin will be deepened assuring maneuvering basins for ships to a technical depth of 12.5m. The bottom of the Chorzowskie Uskok Wharf at the ro-ro ramp will be reinforced with a so-called gabion mattress. The project will be complemented by works related to reconstructing railway and road systems and modernization of the following network systems: water supply, sewage, power, and teletechnical. The completion of the works is scheduled for Q3 2023.

The project “Improvement of Access to the Port in Szczecin in the Region of the Kaszuby Basin” is co-financed from funds of the European Union from the Cohesion Fund within the framework of the Infrastructure and the Environment operational program (POIiŚ). The cost of the works is nearly PLN 223 million. The investor of the project is the Zarząd Morskich Portów Szczecin i Świnoujście S.A., the General Contractor is the Building Corporation DORACO Sp. z o.o., and SMCE Europe Sp. z o.o. supervises the project.


DORACO as a Laureate of the Crystals of Public Tenders 2021 award

We are pleased to inform you about the following distinction for DORACO for the wharf completion at Mikołajskie Lake! The project was honored with a prize in the Crystals Competition of Public Tenders 2021, in Category IV: Revitalizing Public Space and Protecting Historic Buildings.

According to the Organizer, the publisher of the monthly “Przetargi Publiczne” the prize aims to promote and disseminate the application of the best principles and practices in the field of public procurement contracts both on the part of contracting authorities and contractors. Over 100 investments were applied for in this year’s 13th edition of the competition from all over Poland, completed between 1 January 2020 and 31 July 2021. From amongst them, the Jury of the Award whose members are authorities in the field of public procurement contracts: Ewa Wiktorowska – President of the All-Polish Association of Public Procurement Consultants (Chairperson of the Jury), solicitor Zbigniew Pawlak, Włodzimierz Dzierżanowski, Ph.D., Professor Andrzej Panasiuk, Ph.D., solicitor Grzegorz Mazurek, and Elżbieta Sobczuk – editor-in-chief of “Przetargi Publiczne” – chose the six best projects.

The prizes were awarded on 11 October this year at the 16th Forum of Public Tenders in Jachranka.

Ph. Marcin Oliva Soto

Congratulations to all winners!


Sector-Specific Debate Within the Building Sector in Poland 2022 Forum

This year’s sector-specific debate within the 6th Building Sector in Poland 2022 Forum was held on 7 October. It was an opportunity to meet, exchange experiences, and carry out substantive talks with representatives of management boards of building companies from all over Poland. The primary subject matter of all the discussion panels included a forecast of development of the building market in upcoming years, looking through the prism of current problems, also connected with the COVID-19 pandemic, affecting this field of economy.

One of the speakers within the panel concerning residential/commercial/industrial buildings was Karol Zduńczyk – President of the Management Board of DORACO. He paid attention, among other things, to the necessity of valorizing contracts with investors in the context of changes in prices of building materials. Now, the remarkable rise in prices of materials and repeatedly their limited availability and a shortage of staff members are huge challenges for building companies. However, it must be emphasised that the industry copes well with the said issues – the building sector, as one of few industries, did not record a decline in 2020.

The organizer prepared a summary of the events.


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A Perch on the Northern Stand of F. Krygier City Stadium in Szczecin

A perch was hung on 4 October, Monday, on the northern stand of the F. Krygier City Stadium in Szczecin. The topping-out ceremony is an old tradition in the construction industry, which means that a particular stage of the construction works has ended. It is an opportunity to thank all persons involved in the implementation of the entire project. The solemn meeting was attended, among others, by President Piotr Krzystek, President of the Management Board of Pogoń Szczecin – Jarosław Mroczek, and Karol Zduńczyk – President of the Management Board of DORACO, the General Contractor of the investment.

Ph. Pogoń Szczecin

Ph. Pogoń Szczecin

The works on the construction of the northern stand are at an advanced stage. Part of the stand for VIP fans has already taken shape. At the same time, subsequent elements of the roof’s steel construction are still being installed, as well as works on backup facilities of the stands. The surroundings of the stadium from Twardowskiego Street to Karłowicza Street are also underway. The end of construction works is scheduled for spring 2022.