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New quay opens up new possibilities in the Port of Gothenburg Energy Port

Tuesday, 21 November 2023 | 17:00

In 2024, a highly extensive and technologically advanced infrastructure project will commence in the Port of Gothenburg Energy Port, where a 300-meter-long quay will be completely rebuilt to get a complete 2.0 upgrade. Now, 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 today. About 2200 ship calls occur at its quays every year. Now, 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.
– Kustkajen 2.0 is an immensely important investment for the Port of Gothenburg, where we also ensure to further strengthen the opportunities for society’s transition to renewable energy sources, which will only accelerate during the quay’s lifespan. 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 realize this,” says Erik Hallgren, Vice President Infrastructure at the Gothenburg Port Authority.

Kustkajen (between the piers) today, before the upcoming 2.0 revamp. Photo: Gothenburg Port Authority.

The project will involve geotechnical improvements, new foundations, demolition and reconstruction of the 300-meter quay, and in some parts, a new process layout and equipment. During the construction of the new quay, ships will still be able to call and ongoing operations will continue, albeit to a more limited extent.

Mattias Emanuelsson, Deputy Regional Manager at Peab adds: “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 preliminary planning will begin in Q4 2023. Construction works are scheduled to commence in Q1 2026 and continue until Q1 2031.
Source: Port of Gothenburg

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