Port project approved for La Seyne
La Seyne sur Mer has finally had plans for a new port approved following five years of fruitless efforts. The new marina will compliment the existing maritime infrastructure of the city and will provide space for over 600 yachts and fishing boats.
SIFA, France’s Société Immobilière et Financière de l’Armement, will be in charge of the project, which will see a new port built on the site of La Seyne sur Mer’s former shipyards, close to the city centre.
The new marina will provide a total of 600 new berths, which will enable many more yacht owners to moor their boats in the region. The port will be equipped with a fuelling station and a dedicated commercial space for new shops and businesses.
It is hoped that the port will boost the economy and help attract investors in the region as well as creating around 50 new jobs.
The plans were finally approved on 26th June, which came as a relief after a similar project was abandoned in 2009. Construction is set to last at least a year and could begin as early as 2014.
The new harbour area will cost 41 million euros and will be entirely funded by private companies and investors.