January 21 - Bilbao Port Authority has commissioned an extension of the Punta Sollana dock.
The Punta Sollana dock will be extended by 330 m to a quay length of 680 m. The expansion will allow two ships to moor simultaneously and therefore speed up the loading and unloading of liquid and bulk cargo traffic.
The work is intended to reduce the effects of waves that cause overflowing on the Punta Sollana esplanade, and vessel movement in port.
Sacyr Construcción and Cyes Infraestructuras will complete the project. It is expected to take 44 months at a cost of EUR41.2 million (USD55.06 million).