Gothenburg Working on New Energy Port
The Port of Gothenburg is planning a new Energy Port at Risholmen to the west of the present freight terminals on the Hisingen side of the river.
The new port will be 600,000 square meters in size. This can be compared with the Container Terminal, which is 800,000 square meters.
“Expansion of the terminals and the quays is necessary to assure future access to energy products and to provide space for new forms of energy,” said Arvid Guthed, Vice President Port Development at the Port of Gothenburg.
The plan is for the new port to be built up partly using excavated material from the major infrastructure projects that are taking place in Gothenburg – from the West Sweden Package for example.
“The aim is to use the clay which the Swedish Transport Administration is excavating and which needs to be deposited. Instead of transporting the material for landfill we can use it to build a port. By doing so, we can make better use of resources and at the same time avoid long transport distances,” continued Arvid Guthed.
Construction is scheduled to begin in 2018 with completion in 2030.