Polish Water Management Authority has released for publication a contract notice for the “Development of pre-design and design documentation and accompanying studies for the investment project entitled: Construction of the Barrage on the Vistula river downstream of Włocławek - SW Siarzewo, together with obtaining a decision on the permit for the investment project”.
The procedure will be announced as a competitive dialogue under the EU procedure. The investment project is aimed at reducing the effects of drought and flooding, increasing water storage capacity, ensuring energy security and production of green energy in an 80 MW hydro-electric power station, as well as the economic and tourist development of the areas along the Vistula river.
The anticipated maximum cost of the investment project is PLN 4.5 billion. Construction work is expected to begin in late 2023 or early 2024, with the project running until 2029.
The investment project is protested against, among others, by the WWF Poland Foundation and the Save the Rivers Coalition (KRR).