The Port of Gothenburg has announced the completion of a 900m quay expansion project, three months ahead of schedule.
The expansion project has taken three years, costing an estimated SEK450m (US$53.5m), leaving the port now ready to receive large ocean-going container ships.
Mats Ransgård, project manager at the Port of Gothenburg, said: “We now have a strong, durable quay at the container terminal that will last for up to 100 years.”
The port, which is Scandinavia’s largest, credited close collaboration between the terminal operator APM Terminals (APMT) Gothenburg and the contractors for helping the development finish ahead of schedule.
The construction was carried out by the port as a partnering venture with three other companies; Skanska Grundläggning AB, Skanska VägochAnläggning AB and Sweco. WickensbergsByggadministration AB, COWI along with APMT and the port authority.
The old quay has been demolished and the new quay was then built using 30-40 cm concrete slabs. Stainless steel was used to build 100 m of the quay.
The quay has been reinforced to meet the specifications and requirements for using super post-Panamax cranes, the world’s largest cranes for loading and unloading containers.
Vessels at berth can now shut down their auxiliary engines and switch to onshore power, with potential for 11 onshore power connections along the quay.