The project entails the upgrading of the basic port infrastructure, the supporting transhipment facilities and the port's connections with the rail and road network.
Several rehabilitation measures were already conducted at the lock in order to maintain its functionality. Until 2025, a replacement construction will be built 300m north of the existing weir and lock.
The designed life span of 80 years is already exceeded and major rehabilitation of both lock chambers as well as the weir complex is necessary. The overhaul project aims to improve the reliability and safety of the navigation lock infrastructure, eliminating the occurrence of long closures and preventing malfunctions.
The main objective of the project is to provide the prescribed fairway parameters on the Sava river between Belgrade and the border with Croatia (Serbian Sava stretch). On this river stretch five major bottlenecks will be removed until 2020.
The upgrade of the Upper Main to class Vb is intended to enable a fairway depth of 2.9m, increasing the possible depth by 4 dm. Planning, approval and construction phases are conducted subsequently for different sections and are expected to be completed by 2020.
Sole objective of this infrastructure project is the deepening of the fairway on the Lower Main between the Rhine mouth (rkm 0.0) and Aschaffenburg (rkm 84.5), in order to enable a draught of 3.1 m.
Germany and Bavaria agreed on the realization of Variant A for the upgrade of the Danube between Straubing and Vilshofen, aiming to increase the possible draught loaded at low navigable water level by 20cm, from 1.60m to 1.80m. In a first step urgent flood prevention measures and selected activities of Variant A will be realized in the section from Straubing to Deggendorf (subsection 1).
Danube Feasibility Study Phase I. – Technical measures to provide required fairway parameters between rkm 1880.260 and 1708.200 of the Danube
The project will strengthen the sustainability of water transport between the Slovak Republic and other states on the Danube waterway. At the same time, the feasibility study will undertake a first step towards fulfilling the requirement to complete the construction of the TEN-T core network by 2030.