Fanes Village Fishing Harbour - Rhodes Island

The fishing harbor of Fanes is the only organized port facility along the northwestern coastline of Rhodes Island and in a distance of 42 km (from the city of Rhodes until Kameiros Skala Port). However, the level of provided services to the fishing boats is very low. The harbor faces a severe sedimentation problem that results to significant reduce of its functionality and to the frequent and high-cost dredging in order to maintain the effective depths both in the entrance and in the basin.

Taking all the above into account, in combination with the increase of berth demand for fishing boats in the area, led the Municipal Harbor Treasury of South Dodecanese Island to hold a contest and, finally, to choose and contract a consortium, with CNWAY as its main pillar, the design of the marine works and hold the environmental assessment studies.

The latter include two phases: the Preliminary determination of Environmental Impacts (PDEI) and the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). CNWAY prepared PDEI of the proposed works which belong to class A2, according to the new Environmental Legislation Frame (4014/2012). Its object was the presentation of all alternative designs, the examination and evaluation of their impacts in natural and human environment, the choice of the optimal design and finally, the determination of the special directions and subjects that have to be taken into account during the next phase (E.I.A) of the environmental study.

Study facts:

• As a part of the necessary research, it was noted that Fanes village is not included among protected areas of the Natura2000 network and there are no archeological sites nor in the sea neither in the land area of the new facilities. In addition, the harbor design is in harmony with the Regional and Urban Planning. These conditions will facilitate the public advisory services for the overall environmental permitting of the project, in the next phase of the environmental study.
• The selected design encounters the sedimentation problem in a most effective way. Furthermore, the examination of the impacts in other aspects such as construction cost, quantities of materials, the changes in flora and fauna etc. show that it is the most optimal for the environment.
• The most important subject that will be examined in EIA are the specific impact of the works in the coastline morphology, the quantification of air pollutants and waste, the extra loading of the road, water and electricity networks and the noise levels, during the construction and operation of the new port.