Project Details

Ministry of Construction, Infrastructure and Transport


Practice Area:
Transport Infrastructure

Master Planning and Feasibility Studies

Assessment and Needs Analyses for the Inland Waterway Mooring Infrastructure in the Republic of Serbia

Contract aimed at the improvement of mooring infrastructure alongside the Danube and Sava Rivers.

This assignment is part of the Project “Preparing FAIRway 2 works in the Rhine-Danube Corridor”, funded by the European Union under the “Connecting Europe Facility Programme” and, more in particular, of its “Assessment, Requirement Analysis and Documentation for Mooring Places” sub-activity, which aims at the harmonized development of mooring infrastructure along the Danube River. The Contracting Authority and project promoter is the Ministry of Construction, Infrastructure and Transport of the Republic of Serbia.

There is currently an acute lack of proper mooring sites on the Danube River and its navigable tributaries. The related legal framework also needs to be updated in this respect. Thus, the implementation of this project will contribute to the creation of a more competitive fluvial transport system in Serbia, in accordance with its national policy and strategic provisions, and fully in line with the EU transport system development plans, so to ensure a fast, safe, reliable and environmentally friendly river transportation, smooth flow of freight, and people mobility.

As part of the project, IRD Engineering will perform an assessment of the existing mooring infrastructure, will analyze user requirements and needs, will conduct a gap assessment, and will develop good-practice concepts on mooring sites, in order to lay the foundations for future intervention. Everything will be summed-up in the final report, which will identify for further analysis potential locations for the construction and upgrading of public mooring sites along the country.