Sweco to Design New Sea Port Terminal in Lithuania
Sweco has been awarded a major contract in connection with expansion and renovation of the Passenger and Cargo Terminal at the Baltic Sea port of Klaipeda in Lithuania.
The contract is worth about EUR 1 million. Every year the Lithuanian coastal city of Klaipeda attracts a growing number of tourists, who often arrive on ferries or cruise ships.
The city is also an important hub for cargo traffic, where the port plays a central role. This is creating an urgent need for a port with a high capacity for both passenger and cargo traffic. In order to prepare for anticipated future volumes, Sweco has been commissioned to upgrade the port’s infrastructure. ”We are delighted to have been entrusted with the vital infrastructure initiative this project represents.
The port is of major importance for all of Lithuania and after the renovation it will meet all of the demands placed on a modern and sustainable transport centre,” says Audrius Bunevičius, Project Manager at Sweco in Lithuania.
Sweco’s assignment is to design and deliver infrastructures such as new quays, ramps and a pier, a complex task that will require Sweco to involve experts in a number of different areas. The new port is expected to be completed during 2013.
Source: swecogroup, October 25, 2010