The port of Ondarroa unloads 40,000 tons of fish per year
Government is putting out to tender for 22 million euros the new Ondarroa fish market
Monday, July 13, 2020, 06:00 (GMT + 9)
The Basque Government announced yesterday that it is putting out to tender the work of facilities demanded by the sector for 50 years that will require an investment of 22 million euros and 48 months of work
The Basque Government's intention is to tackle the regeneration of the port of Ondarrés by creating a space where port activities and those of the urban environment coexist. According to the plan designed by the Executive, the facility will be a huge building with an L-shaped floor plan that will occupy most of the available plot of 7,939 square meters. With a large north wing, 140 meters long and 27 wide, and another in the southern area, 101 meters long and 28 wide, in which most of the fish market uses will be developed.
The general accesses, the auction room and the main communication nucleus of the administrative headquarters, which takes place on upper floors, will be on the corner of the building. The walkable roof for public use will be deployed over the south wing, which will allow the building to be integrated into the urban fabric and connect it to Txorierreka Street by means of a ramp. With an area of 7,160 square meters located above the truck loading and unloading area, the roof will be designed as a large wooden ship deck and will have seating areas with steps as a slipway.
The work will be carried out in phases, in order to enable the maintenance of fishing and port activity. The port of Ondarroa unloads 40,000 tons of fish per year through the activity generated both through the Brotherhood-inshore fishing- and deep-sea fishing, as well as the distribution of the Association of Fish Marketers, which brings together 52 companies, twenty of them wholesalers.
Author: Julio Arrieta / DIARIO EL CORREO