Next summer Malaga Port will have a completely different feel. Over the next few months it will take a huge qualitative leap as it undergoes a transformation into a leisure port with 31 new births for megayachts.
The contract to carry out the modifications has been awarded to American multinational IGY Marinas, the Ocean Capital Partners company and businessman Domingo de Torres, head of the Antequera transports and logistics company, Acotral.
The winning project will see 16 of the berths installed in the most commercial part of the port, Muelle Uno (for boats between 30 and 100 metres in length), and the remaining 15 in Muelle 2 (boats between 30 and 50 metres long).
Works are expected to start immediately, with some berths to be ready in the near future. The entire project will be complete by the summer, ready to capitalise on the large amount of traffic which passes through the Mediterranean at that time of year.
It is estimated that the overhaul could be worth 100 million euros annually, with the creation of 800 direct and indirect jobs.
Some 11 million euros will be required to transform the port and equip it for the needs of yachts and superyachts, expected according to demand to average 51 metres in length.