Saint-Petersburg authorities to attract ICA Astaldi to shifting port facilities outside the city limits (photo)
Saint-Petersburg authorities are looking into attracting ICA Astaldi, a joint venture of IC Ictas Insaat (Turkey) and Astaldi (Italy), to the project on shifting port facilities outside the city limits, say press center of Saint-Petersburg Administration.
“We are thinking about using the experience of our colleagues, particularly those in Hamburg and Singapore, in moving port facilities outside the city limits. The following principle will be applied: we will first create conditions for key operators to be relocated beyond Saint-Petersburg and then this territory will be cleared for creation of a new urban environment. That is about Big Port St. Petersburg”, said Igor Albin, Vice-Governor of Saint-Petersburg, when meeting with the management of ICA Construction and ASTALDI.
He emphasized that the idea is being discussed with the city planners and major operators of the port. The facilities can be shifted to Primorsk, that is deep enough to accommodate vessels of up to 100,000 tonnes in draft.
ICA ASTALDI is a joint venture established by IC ICTAS INSAAT of Turkey and ASTALDI of Italia acknowledged as the leading players in the construction market of worldclass infrastructure facilities. The joint venture currently operates in Italy, Central Europe, Russia, Turkey, Middle East (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Oman, Qatar), Algeria, etc. The company’s backlog of orders includes facilities in 26 airports worldwide, hundreds of kilometers of roads, hotel and hospital infrastructure.
In Saint-Petersburg, ICA ASTALDI was involved in implementation of two projects: construction of a new passenger terminal in Pulkovo airport and construction of a central part of the Western High-Speed Diameter. Having acquired a share in the capital of Tram Lines of the Northern Capital LLC, ICA ASTALDI is taking part in a competition for the right to sign a concession agreement on construction of Kupschino-Shushary-Slavyanka line. Besides, it is involved in construction of a high-speed highway between Moscow and Saint-Petersburg (between 543 and 684 km of М-11 ).