Works and Projects

Works and Projects

One of the fundamental premises of the Vilagarcía Port Authority is the improvement of its infrastructures, equipment and services to achieve greater port competitiveness and a better Port-City relationship. Among the latest actions carried out, the following stand out:

The extension of the railway from the O Ramal junction to the Comercial docks (East and West alignments) and Comboa ended in the first quarter of 2016 and extended the route to the Ferrazo dock (connection with the container terminal). Thanks to this project, all the docks in the port of Vilagarcía have their own rail connection, which has a positive effect on its operation and competitiveness, and which guarantees optimal maritime-rail intermodality.

Humanisation of the A Concha – O Ramal surroundings

Recently, several actions have been carried out in areas open to the public and inside the port area, among them the “Project for square urbanisation and naturalisation of the A Concha – O Ramal surroundings”. Once the wall that isolated this area was demolished, an open space has been developed, intended for pedestrianisation and citizen use. This first phase is complemented with the landscaping of the surroundings, which will result in a renewed and improved access way to the beach area, which will be much more attractive and functional.

Digitalisation and new access control

The Port Authority is committed to efficiency, innovation and digitalisation to optimise its functions with an investment of €688,729.77. This economic injection will be used for the “Expansion, improvement and maintenance of access control systems, CCTV, and vehicle and rail weighing”.
The port will have an integrated access control system with number plate reading and the possibility of reading QR codes for sporadic access. A self-accreditation web portal will be available and different operating modes may be established for each defined area, in accordance with the protection levels of the ISPS Code. The automation of access ways will permit the activation of a “railway crossing” mode in order to ensure that no vehicle accesses the railway port route.

The project also includes a CCTV system with video analytics features that allows for alerts to be generated based on a self-learning system.