• The company will construct the building to house the new passenger terminal, as well as reconfiguring the roads, among other actions

ACCIONA has officially begun the upgrade works to Ceuta’s passenger ship terminal, following the project ground-breaking ceremony this morning.

The event was attended by Álvaro Rodríguez, chairman of the Spain’s state-owned ports company; Juan Jesús Vivas, president of the autonomous city of Ceuta; Salvadora del Carmen Mateos, the Spanish government’s representative in Ceuta; and Juan Manuel Doncel, chairman of the Ceuta Port Authority, as well as representatives from ACCIONA, among others.

The Ceuta Port Authority awarded the company this contract, worth more than €16.5 million, at the start of the year. The project involves enlarging the waiting areas and control zones of the port’s passenger terminal, as well as reconfiguring the passenger traffic to separate the flows.

ACCIONA will construct a new building spread over two storeys with more than 25,600 m² of floor space that will replace the existing passenger terminal, as well as hard landscaped areas and car parking. This will significantly increase the functional and security capabilities of the port’s passenger ship terminal.

The company will also reconfigure the roads and replace the finishes on the access walkways. The goal of these works is to create a single style and a unified image of the external part of the port. The works are expected to take approximately two years to complete.

Experience in the port sector

ACCIONA has extensive experience of port projects, especially works to expand existing ports.

The company has carried out numerous projects in Spain, such as construction of the cruise ship terminal in the port of Barcelona, the new passenger terminal in the port of Malaga, the new container terminal in the port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the extension of the sea defence wall in the port of Tarragona, or construction of the first external port in Galicia, in A-Coruña. At an international level, ACCIONA was responsible for the engineering, design and construction of the new terminal in the Port of Açu in Brazil, among other projects.