AN €11.9 million contract to improve Motril port has been awarded. Actividades de Construccion y Servicio (ACS) led by Florentino Perez, current president of Real Madrid Football Club, will carry out the work.
Its subsidiary companies, Dragados and Drace, will extend the dyke, dredge both the Azucenas basin and the port access, and improve Azucenas beach.
Motril Port Authority intends to extend the current dyke by 300 metres in order to improve protection. The area to dredge in order to expand the entrance channel is 500,000 square metres.
The project is included in the Motril Port Business Plan and it is partly funded by European Regional Development funds. The works will start before the end of the year and should be completed in a period of 14 months.