Port of Gothenburg unveils dock reconstruction project

Port of Gothenburg set to commence infrastructure project in 2024

The Port of Gotehnburg has announced that an infrastructure project to rebuild and upgrade a 300-metre-long dock to 2.0 will begin next year.

The Swedish construction company, Peab, has been contracted for the first phase of the job.

The Gothenburg Port’s Energy Port is crucial for Sweden’s energy supply. Approximately 2,200 ship calls occur at its quays every year.

According to Port of Gothenburg, one of the quays, ‘Kustkajen’, will be rebuilt from scratch and renewed as ‘Kustkajen 2.0’ to be able to become a crucial piece of the fundamental infrastructure necessary as society gradually transitions to renewable fuels.

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Erik Hallgren, Vice President Infrastructure at the Gothenburg Port Authority, said: “The project is entirely in line with the port’s long-term ambition to become Scandinavia’s largest hub for renewable energy, and we are pleased to have a strong contractor in place, Peab, to help us realise this.”

The port noted that the project includes geotechnical upgrades, new foundations, the destruction and rebuilding of the 300-metre quay, and, in some locations, a new process architecture and equipment.

While the new quay is being built, ships will be allowed to call and present operations will continue, albeit to a lower level.

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Mattias Emanuelsson, Deputy Regional Manager at Peab, noted: “At Peab, we take pride in being part of the development and vision of the Port of Gothenburg.

“We have been entrusted with carrying out the feasibility study and subsequent project planning for this complex project, which allows us to contribute efficient solutions for the challenging foundations of the project. We have been established locally in Gothenburg for many years and have broad expertise to deliver a successful outcome.”

The feasibility study and basic planning will commence in 2024. Construction is set to begin in the Q1 2026 and last until Q1 2031.

In August, the Port of Gothenburg maintained high volumes across most cargo segments, despite the ongoing economic slowdown both globally and domestically.

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