Specifically, the project, which began in May 2019, aims at increasing the capacity of the Port of Ystad facilities to be able to host larger ro-pax vessels. Also, the expansion project will enable the port welcome "greener" and more sustainable LNG vessels of over 240 meters in length, which will start operating next year.
The construction project includes two new, deeper, ferry berths at a new pier located in the outer port basin, with associated facilities in reclaimed areas located to the east of the new berths. Moreover, it includes dredging works in the existing outer basin of the port, the construction of a new breakwater south of the existing eastern breakwater, with a new reclaimed platform for future port activities expansion and the extension of the breakwater at the western part of the port.
Through the project, the port aims to enhance its climate performance by also improving the on-shore power supply for berthed vessels, and reducing emissions by manoeuvring vessels due to easier berthing.
Björn Boström, CEO of Port of Ystad commented that
With this investment, Port of Ystad will soon be well prepared to further consolidate its position as the third largest ferry passenger port in Sweden. Now, in an even more environmentally friendly way.