The Benalmádena Marina is finalizing the contracts for the investments required by the Public Agency for Ports of Andalusia (APPA) with the aim of obtaining the extraordinary extension of the concession. As reported by the CEO of the Benalmádena marina, José Luis Bergillos, these investments would involve actions worth 4.5 million euros and would be divided into different blocks to make firm progress in their implementation and compliance with deadlines. demanded.
The first phase for the creation of the Maritime Vocational Training Institute, the reform and expansion of the Nautical Center or the increase in space for municipal schools, would be immersed in this ambitious investment package that would be assumed with the entity’s own funds.
Bergillos, who recalled that the granting of this extension is conditional on undertaking these investments, has specified that the first block of action, of a lesser amount, “will involve the comprehensive renovation of the wood on the pontoons of the smaller fleet, located next to the “Varadero.” In this case, the investment will be greater than 60,000 euros.
As for the second of the action blocks, the Port contemplates the renovation of facilities – water, electricity and fiber optics – as well as the redevelopment of the interior dock, including the Paseo de las Estrellas, which “would be completely renovated,” he explained. the councilor The amount of these actions would already represent a quarter of the total, reaching one million euros.
The bulk of the planned investments encompasses the third block of actions, “the most striking,” Bergillos has stressed, because it will mean fulfilling the commitments of the new government team, with the reform of the nautical sports dock and the creation of a new dam that allows the children’s sports area to be made independent of the main mouth, as well as the first phase of the Sea Vocational Training Institute.” The planned investment, key for the development and future of the Marina, would amount to two million euros.
In addition, the Port also contemplates other actions to comply with the APPA requirements, such as the renovation and expansion works of the Nautical Center buildings. Regarding this project, the CEO has reported that the aim is to “increase the space available for municipal schools linked to nautical sports” and the club spaces will be remodeled, a final investment in this fourth block worth of 1,200,000 euros “to make the commitments of the Government team a reality before reaching the City Council.”
The fifth and last of the blocks to achieve the extension involves the installation of photovoltaic energy generation equipment and the location of several charging points for electric vehicles, all for an amount that will amount to up to 250,000 euros. “The projects that make up each of the five blocks will be completed in the spring of 2024 and the works will begin after the summer of that year, having to be completed before the summer of 2027,” Bergillos stressed. “The Benalmádena Marina intends to finance all these actions with its own resources, not being necessary to resort to bank debt or the City Council,” added the popular councilor.