Dredging Transforms into New Terminal at Port of Gothenburg

The largest port expansion in Gothenburg since the 1970s is underway at the Port of Gothenburg. The terminal will be 140,000 square meters in size and will
Dredging Transforms into New Terminal at Port of Gothenburg
Dredging Port of GothenburgPort of Gothenburg

The largest port expansion in Gothenburg since the 1970s is underway at the Port of Gothenburg. The terminal will be 140,000 square meters in size and will be directly adjacent to other major terminals at the port. Construction of the brand-new terminal at the Port of Gothenburg got under way in autumn 2018. Since then, 1,500 piles have been sinked into the bedrock, and the Arendal bay has been embanked with blasting stones from an adjacent hill.

The embanked bay will constitute the coming terminal area. But first, the embanked bay will be filled with about 180,000 cubic meters of contaminated dredging spoils, and that work is currently underway.

When the material fills the basin, water is forced out and needs to be purified and checked before it is returned to the sea.

The terminal is expected to be completed by 2023, although certain sections might be brought into use before then.

Fact file: New terminal at The Port of Gothenburg

Terminal area: 140,000 square metres

Draught alongside the quay: 12 metres

Tide or ice restrictions: None

Potential rail link: Yes

Phase 2: Additional 80 000 square metres terminal surface possible

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