TRIESTE – The implementing decree for the Complementary fund in favour of ports has been signed to implement the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRP): the Port Authority of Trieste will receive 416.5 million euros.
The Minister of Infrastructure and Sustainable Mobility, Enrico Giovannini, today signed the implementing decree to allocate to ports the appropriations on which the agreement of the Unified Conference State-Regions-Local Authorities had been acquired.
As far as Friuli Venezia Giulia is concerned, the implementing bodies will be the Port Authority of the Eastern Adriatic Sea and, to a lesser extent, the FVG Region.
In particular, considerable resources will be allocated to the Port of Trieste as part of “the selective increase in port capacity”.
a) 60 million euros for “Preparatory works for the settlement of logistic and industrial activities in the Noghere area, because of the integration with the Noghere port terminal under construction”. This is a mixed public/private area (Coop Nordest-Coselag) for which the funds will be used in the purchase of land, urbanization and preparation for settlement, and in part for reclamation works. At the moment, it is hypothesized the realization of a steel plant with access to the sea.
b) 45 million for “Partial dredging of the Noghere terminal (Phase I according to the PRP 2016), including dredging of the service channel and connection to the road system”. In this case, the intervention will be on the public part of the extreme southeast of the port areas, where the quay envisaged by the Port Master Plan will be built. This is the area where the terminal of Adria Port, a company controlled by the Hungarian government, will be created.
c) 100,5 million for “Intervention components in the project of infrastructural and functional modernization of the container terminal of Molo VII of the port of Trieste”. Apart from the very clear destination, how the funding will be spent has not yet been decided. Work may be done on the piling and paving of the Pier. But also in preparation for “green” interventions. The details are being discussed between the Authority and the concessionaire Trieste Marine Terminal.
The chapter “Last/Penultimate rail/road mile” provides for the following allocation:
d) 180 million for “Extension of common infrastructures for the New Free Zone development”. The areas in question once belonged to the Ferriera steelworks and are now destined to become a railroad yard and the hinterland of the future Pier VIII, currently occupied by the Logistics Platform.
The somewhat generic description concerns a series of interventions in public areas. The main one is the Servola railway station with annexed services (buildings for phytosanitary controls and others). Also included in the allocation are some interventions on the Grande viabilità, a road connecting with the national and international network. Finally, the reorganization of the areas that will become state property on which logistics will probably be carried out.
The last item of expenditure concerns “Electrification of quays (cold ironing)”.
e) 8 million for “Electrification works of the docks of Molo Bersaglieri”, the Maritime Station in the city centre.
f) 8 million for “Electrification works of the quays of Molo VII”, the container terminal of the port of Trieste
g) 4 million for “Electrification works of the quays of Molo V and Riva Traiana”, the Ro-Ro terminal of the port of Trieste
h) 4 million for “Electrification works of the quays of Scalo legnami, Piattaforma logistica”, the new area managed by the Hamburg HHLA concessionaire
i) 7 million for the Port of Monfalcone “Electrification works on the quays of the port
l) 7.4 million for Porto Nogaro “Electrification of quays”. In this case, the implementing body is no longer the Port Authority but the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region
Finally, it is worth mentioning the recent confirmation of an intervention to be financed by the fund for the relaunch of investments (L. 160/2019) with 32.2 million euros for “Works for the realization of the new layout of the port armament plan”. This is the new layout of the Campo Marzio railway station, the focal point of rail traffic in the Trieste port of call.