An important milestone is reached in the largest development project at the Port of Gothenburg in 40 years.
Phase one of the water-based work has now been completed and construction of the 220,000 square meter terminal is due to move on to the next phase.
The scheme began in autumn 2018 with stabilization work. This involved the sinking of 1,500 piles into the seabed, down to bedrock level, in the lead-up to construction of the rock embankments around the Arendal bay.
The main work that was scheduled to take place during phase one was completed in late April.
However, the process was not entirely problem-free as various challenges were encountered along the way, including unforeseen geoengineering conditions during piling.
“But as we had already taken into account the fact that unexpected difficulties could emerge as the work proceeded, no delays occurred and overall the project has not been slowed down. We are still on schedule and the project is about to move on to the next phase,” said Joakim Grenmarker, project manager at Gothenburg Port Authority.
The next major part of the construction process will be to level the hill to the south of the site.
This will free up new terminal space, and the rock from the hill can be used as embankment infill to create additional terminal space. Blasting will commence at the end of 2019.
The terminal is expected to be completed by 2025, although certain sections will be brought into use before then.