Aarsleff to Construct New Värtahamnen Harbour (Sweden)
Today, Per Aarsleff A/S entered into an agreement with City of Stockholm, Exploitation Office and Ports of Stockholm for the construction of new harbour structures in the area Värtahamnen which is part of the Ports of Stockholm.
The contract has a value of almost DKK 1 billion and is to be carried out during the next four years.
The project is carried out to make land available for urban development in the Swedish capital. The new Värtahamnen harbour is to be established in the existing harbour basin and provide updated facilities for the ferry operations from Stockholm and to the countries around the Baltic Sea. When ferry operations have moved to the five new quay berths, the old harbour area will be developed into a new urban area with office facilities, shops and residential units.
”We are pleased that we will be collaborating with Aarsleff on this important and extensive project to allow a joint expansion of Ports of Stockholm and the city of Stockholm. Aarsleff is a big international group with renowned competencies in marine construction”, says Per-Ling Vannerus project manager of Ports of Stockholm.
The project primarily comprises construction of a bridge deck on pile foundations, and the plan is to produce the precast concrete units for the bridge deck in Aarsleff’s facilities in Swinoujscie in Poland.
Aarsleff has chosen Cowi to carry out the design work. Moreover, the intention is that Aarsleff will engage in a working relationship with E. Pihl & Søn A.S. concerning the implementation of the project.
The order does not affect Aarsleff’s expectations for the financial year 2012/2013.
Press Release, January 9, 2013; Image: Stockholm Royal Seaport