A few years ago, a project was undertaken to enlarge the port of Palma de Mallorca, where the main objective was to increase the port’s capacity to accommodate larger ships and improve safety in the port..
This expansion had (and has) a significant impact on the local economy, as it allowed the arrival of more tourists and increased commercial activity in the port.
It also had a positive impact on employment, as new jobs related to the management of the port were created.
One of the main challenges of the Palma port expansion project was to guarantee environmental sustainability. To this end, measures were studied to minimise its environmental impact, such as the use of clean technologies and the implementation of environmental management systems.
This enlargement work included, among others, the refurbishment of building no. 3 of the moll Vell, the improvement of the operation and the port-city environment in the Molinar de Levante dock, the partial commissioning for public use of the enlargement of the esplanade of the Poniente Norte quay and the reform of the port’s Maritime Station No. 4..
With the refurbishment work on building no. 3 of the moll Vell, a new cultural space was created which will house the Port-City Interpretation Centre (Port Centre), which will provide information on the activities carried out in the port and show its inseparable link with the city.
The port facilities and the urban space were improved thanks to the improvement of the port-city environment in the Dársena del Molinar de Levante.