The ongoing project concerns the modernisation and extension of the existing rail and road infrastructure in the port, in order to increase the attractiveness of the port in the TEN-T Core Network.
The aim of the project is to ensure the infrastructure for the deployment of alternative fuels in synergy with other projects on scientific research and pilot deployments of LNG vessels, LNG master plan etc. By the end of 2018, a feasibility study will be prepared, laying the groundwork for the construction of the LNG terminal.
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.