The construction of a 450-metre quay at Stockholm Norvik Port has been completed, marking a significant milestone in the development of Sweden’s newest RoRo and container handling facility.
With the building of the quay finished, the laying of crane tracks and fitting of bollards has now commenced, as well as the installation of guardrails, barriers and fenders.
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According to a statement from the port, Stockholm’s new container terminal has a natural depth of 16.5 metres and the length of quay and terminal area needed to be able to handle the largest vessels operating in the Baltic Sea.
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In addition to this, Stockholm Norvik Port has good connections to major roads and rail networks and is situated in close proximity to “one of Europe’s most rapidly growing capital regions”.
The new quay at Stockholm Norvik Port (Credit: Ports of Stockholm)
Magnus Sjöberg, Project Manager at Ports of Stockholm, said: “With less than a year to go before opening, the work to complete Stockholm Norvik Port is happening incredibly rapidly.
“If you want to see this unique construction before it is ready you will have to be quick.”
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Johan Wallén, Marketing and Sales Director at Ports of Stockholm, also commented: “There is a lot of work going on simultaneously in the construction of Stockholm Norvik Port.
“The rail track is being laid and surface water management facilities are being constructed, but for those of us working with shipping the completion of the container quay is an incredibly important milestone.”