In a statement, Docapesca, who is responsible for the work, said that a tender was opened for the elaboration of the project, with a base price is €60,000, “with the objective of launching the tender for the contract in 2020”.

The future pier will be set up where there was a floating pier which was withdrawn for safety reasons, says the company supervised by the Ministry of the Sea.

The quay will be sized for berthing vessels between 20 and 25 metres, will be 90 metres long and a minimum of eight metres wide and will be deployed in the northeast corner of the port basin, bordering the unloading quay”, reads the note.

The fishing port of Quarteira (district of Faro) was built between 1998 and 1999, lying east of Vilamoura marina and west of the Quarteira spur field.

According to Docapesca, the port’s socio-economic importance “is significant at a local and regional level” and in 2018 a total of 2,660 tonnes of fish were sold at auction (22.2 percent more than in 2017).

Next summer, the city of Quarteira will also have a new maritime post and a new lifeguard station, infrastructures aimed at increasing the safety of bathers and responding to increased maritime traffic.