Deepening work underway on Gothenburg fairway

The Port of Gothenburg fairway deepening project is moving forward.

photo courtesy of Gothenburg Port Authority

According to the Gothenburg Port Authority, Monday became an important milestone in the history of the Port of Gothenburg as the ground was broken for the Skandia Gateway project.

The quay reinforcement and fairway deepening project, which has been on the port’s planning table for over ten years, means that the port further strengthens the possibilities to serve Swedish export and import industries.

When this project is completed by the turn of the year 2027-2028, Swedish industry will have better transport conditions and be better connected to the rest of the world. This in itself means that Sweden’s competitiveness increases, which is the driving force at the Port of Gothenburg,” said Göran Eriksson, CEO at the Gothenburg Port Authority during the ceremony.

Fact file: Skandia Gateway Project – fairway feepening in the Port of Gothenburg

  • Planned deepening: From 13.5 up to a maximum of 17.5 meters of ship draft.
  • Designating vessel: Length 430 m, width 65 m, and a draft of 17.5 m.
  • Budget: SEK 2.8 billion (2017 cost level), of which the Gothenburg Port Authority (Gothenburg
  • Municipality) contributes SEK 1.25 billion. The Gothenburg Port Authority has previously also received EU support for parts of the planning through the Connecting Europe Facilities fund.
  • Dredging requirement: Approximately 11 million cubic meters.
  • Timeline: Commencement of quay reinforcement: Feb-March 2024. Fairway dredging work: Q3 2026. Completion: Q4 2027/Q1 2028.