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GPH's Mehmet Kutman beholds Tarragona cruise terminal progress

GPH's Mehmet Kutman leads the party, Tarragona Cruise Port's Alba Colet to his left
Global Ports Holding Chairman and CEO Mehmet Kutman examined the progress of Tarragona Cruise Port’s new terminal building yesterday, with the construction work expected to wrap up in spring.

The structure, located at Moll de Balears at Port Tarragona, now enters its most decisive phase. 

Next year, Tarragona hosts the 64th MedCruise General Assembly with some activities scheduled to take place at the cruise port. 

Joining Kutman was Javier Rodríguez, GPH's West Med and Asia regional director, and Alba Colet, commercial manager of Tarragona Cruise Port. The delegation met with Saül Garreta, president of the Port Authority of Tarragona, to present the current status of the construction work.

Other members of the Port Authority also attended the meeting, including general director Ramon García, commercial and business development director Genoveva Climent, and infrastructure director Carles Segura.

Construction works underway since June

Significant progress has been made since the start of the terminal’s construction in June, with works distributed between the location of the terminal at Balears wharf, and a warehouse in Almería where modules for the terminal assembly are being created. 

Last week, the the fist six modules were transferred from Almería to the construction site. This process will continue until mid-January, by which time, it is expected that all 28 modules will have arrived, allowing the building to take shape. 

Once assembled, the modules will form a functional, efficient, and sustainable building, housing essential services such as a cafeteria, retail, offices, WC facilities, and more. These areas will be spread peripherally and form a large part of the facade. 

Current focus

Now that 100% of the foundation has been completed at Balears wharf – including some modules, the central hall and canopies – the focus is on the metal structure of the building, with tree-shaped pillars in the central and peripheral areas taking form.

The lifting of the metal roof structure is also underway, completing the central area. 

As well as the construction of the roof, from this point forward, efforts will be be concentrated on interior finishes and installations, with the goal of completing the project by April 30.