PEAB, an infrastructure construction company, has been commissioned by SCA to build a new container port adjacent to Tunadel Port in Sundsvall, Sweden.
In a s statement, the company said the new container port will be built to meet the growing demand for paper pulp and sawn wood products and will have an annual capacity of 100,000 TEU.
It will build a new dock and deepen the harbour basin to ensure that ships deeper than those currently entering the Port can navigate the shipping lane. The project will also include “extensive electrical, water and water waste work”.
The new container port will be adjacent to the new Sundsvall Logistics Park in Tunadal Port.
The logistics park will be a transportation hub where roads, the railroad and shipping come together to provide business with access to efficient and sustainable transportation to and from Sundsvall, PEAB said.
The project is a turnkey contract in partnering. Construction is planned to begin after the summer and is expected to be completed in the fall of 2023.
Jörgen Eriksson, Region Manager Peab, said, “We look forward to further developing yet another part of Sundsvall Logistics Park by building the new container port together with SCA.
“We have a lot of great experience working together on big, complex projects like the nearby extensions of Östrand Paper Mill and the Tunadal Saw Mill.
“It’s a given for us as the Nordic Community Builder to be part of developing the infrastructure and an efficient and sustainable transportation hub for Sundsvall and Norrland.”
Plans for the new container terminal were originally released in February 2021.