As planned, the works for the remodelling of Palma's promenade began this Friday, 18 November, one month after the signing of the contract with the joint venture between the Mallorcan companies Mel
The Board of Directors of the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) approved yesterday, in an ordinary session, a modification of the concession of the technical area for the repair and maintenance of vessels located in the commercial docks of the port of Palma, managed by the Port’s Technical Services (STP), extending its surface area by more than 56,000 square metres, so that the companies in this sector could have more space in which to offer their services.
Thus, an additional public domain area of 56,626 square metres, of which 31,993 correspond to land and 24,632 correspond to water, is added to the existing area. In this technical area (open dry dock), more than 400 companies authorised by the APB and 2,000 workers carry out their activities and will benefit from this extension of the surface area.
At the same time, a major investment will be made in order to reduce the environmental impact and to comply with the relevant sustainability criteria, so an extension of the concession period of just over two years has been granted to the manager of the open slipway. Consequently, the new end date of the concession will be 31 December 2027.
At the same Board meeting, it was agreed to process the application for project competition for a new concession in the adjacent area located in the southwest of the commercial docks, with a total area of 120,000 square metres of land and water, submitted by the company Astilleros de Mallorca.