Upgrade of the Iron Gate I Navigational Lock
Good news about our ports
Works and Supervision of Works, two major public procurement within the project “The Upgrade of the Iron Gate I Navigational Lock” in Serbia, have been finalised. This marks a major milestone of the project. The project is co-funded by the European Commission through the CEF (Connecting Europe Facility) programme.
The aim of the upgrading of this lock, which is located in the Serbian section of the Danube and along the Rhine-Danube Core Network Corridor, is to improve the technical conditions for navigation and safety of ships from one water surface level to another. The upgrade will entail that the Serbian lock will need to be closed at the end of 2019 for one year, making the Romanian lock the only one open.
The implementation of the project, which is running from 2017 to 2020, will ensure safe and reliable transport of vessels arriving from the Austrian/Slovakian section and passing through the Iron Gate on their journey to Romania and the lower Danube. It will also support a modal split by fostering the use of inland waterway transport and eliminating bottlenecks along the Rhine-Danube core network corridor.