Creation date: April 1, 2015
The EU's TEN-T Programme will co-finance with over €600,000 a market and technical design study to extend Corsica's Port of Bastia. The project will allow increased traffic to the port, leading to better transport connections between Corsica and the rest of Europe.
As the traffic from mainland Europe to the Port of Bastia is steadily increasing, the local authorities are looking for a solution to accept more and larger ships to the port. This project will help the Corsican Assembly to select the most suitable technical solution for the port's extension.
The studies will look into various aspects of the port extension, to allow for more intense and diverse ship transport. It will come up with the technical design of two 2 km-long embankments and berths connecting the port to the regional rail and main European road network, as well as financial and environmental studies preparing the construction.
The project was selected for EU funding with the assistance of external experts under the TEN-T Annual Call 2013, priority 'Maritime transport'. Its implementation will be monitored by INEA, the European Commission's Innovation and Networks Executive Agency.
The project is to be completed by December 2015.
The TEN-T Programme was established by the European Commission to support the construction and upgrade of transport infrastructure across the European Union.
The INEA is managing the technical and financial implementation of the TEN-T programme.