Technical Activities

Maritime and land accessing infrastructure at the Port of Koper

The objective of this activity is to increase the capacity to handle cars at the Port of Koper by improving maritime and land infrastructure. A new ro-ro berth in Basin III of the Port of Koper is foreseen to be constructed.


The new berth will consists of 8 independent structures with mooring bollards and fenders and with steel piles foundations. A platform for the vessel ramp and car transport will be built on the land side of the berth. Dredging works are foreseen to assure a 10 m depth to the new berth.
The new berth will be dedicated to vessels specialized in car transportation (car carriers9 but can also be used by other ro-ro vessels of length from 100 to 240 m.

A new 6th railway group will be constructed in the hinterland of basin III.
Four railway tracks, namely tracks 62,63, 64 and 65, are forming such new railway group, having the following dimensions: 1000m, 760m, 818m and 723m.
The railway tracks will be equipped with suitable lighting and drainage systems. Lifting platform rams at the tracks’ endings will be installed as well.

Part of the activity is also the preparation of the necessary project documentation.


Adaptations at the Príncipe de España rail terminal at the Port of Barcelona

The main objective of this activity is to adapt this existing rail terminal located at the Príncipe de España rail terminal at the Port of Barcelona in order to allow the operation of 750 m length trains and with three different gauges (standard UIC, Iberian and metric). As a result, the first terminal in Spain for cars, adapted to EU standards (gauge and length) will be realized.

The enlarged terminal will have three sidings, two of them with triple gauge (standard UIC, Iberian and metric) and the other one with double gauge (standard UIC and Iberian). The length of all the three tracks will be extended with 510 m approximately each, reaching a final total track length of 3000 m approximately (1530 m approximately of new construction).

The adaptation of the terminal requires three new turnouts to be supplied and the shifting of the existing road access, supressing the actual entrance to the wharf and constructing a new one. An additional access is considered necessary for operational reasons and in order to facilitate the movements between the car terminals and the pier.