Sweden’s Land and Environmental Court has now granted the Port of Gothenburg a permit for deepening and widening the fairway, strengthening the quay and the disposal of dredge spoil in a designated location at sea.
n application for dispensation regarding the disposal of contaminated material at sea was however rejected, and these materials must be dealt with differently. The decision will allow the Skandia Gateway project’s dock reinforcement work to start according to schedule.
Our preliminary position is that we may now begin reinforcement work on the quays, even though it is not yet clear how we will dispose of the contaminated dredge spoil
said Jan Andersson, project manager for Skandia Gateway at Göteborgs Hamn AB.
The Skandia Gateway project will be carried out in multiple stages, each in order to enable today’s ocean-going container ships to be fully laden, thus utilizing all available load capacity at each port of call, which is not possible today.
Göteborgs Hamn AB will carry out quay reinforcement and deepening of the dock basin. The Swedish Maritime Administration is responsible for deepening the fairway and the removal of dredge spoil.
If things proceed according to schedule, Skandia Harbour will be able to welcome fully laden ocean-going vessels into the Port of Gothenburg by 2026, at the earliest.
The Skandia Gateway project will enable the Port of Gothenburg to continue being as important for imports and exports from the Swedish and Scandinavian markets as it is today. By providing this efficient supply function for Swedish foreign trade, it will help strengthen the international competitiveness of Swedish industry
said the Port.