SWECO’s bigger port plans

Ports of Stockholm has awarded SWECO a contract worth more than £300,000 for preconstruction planning for the expansion of the port of Stockholm-Nynashamn at Norvikudden, Sweden.

The new port will cover an area of 243,000 square metres. Its nine berths have a total length of 1,800m, capacity for 500,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of container goods and roll on-roll off capacity for 300,000 vehicles a year.

‘The harbour expansion is vital for the supply of goods and ongoing growth in the Stockholm-Malardalen region,’ said Christel Wiman, president of Ports of Stockholm.

SWECO’s services will include civil engineering design, structural design, landscape architecture and building design.

The port is scheduled for completion in 2020, although it is hoped it will be open for traffic as early as 2011.