The Swedish Maritime Administration and the Gothenburg Port Authority have produced a joint consultation document that sets out the planned surveys and measures, and the potential environmental impact. The consultation document for the Scandia Gateway project is available on the Swedish Maritime Administration website and copies are available at the Gothenburg Port Authority reception desk at Amerikaskjulet, Emigrantvägen 2B, in Gothenburg.
The purpose of the consultation process is to inform and take on board views on the planned measures at an early stage in the process. Based on the outcome of this consultation, the scope of the environmental impact assessment and the level of detail can be defined.
Everyone is welcome to submit views in the following ways:
Or by post to:
Sjöfartsverket Skandiaporten 19-05264
601 78 Norrköping
Public procurement to SkandiaPorten
The public procurement documentation for prequalification of the turn-key contract for the waterway deepening project, named "SkandiaPorten - strengthening of quays, a turn-key contract in “partnering/collaboration contract" is now published. It can be downloaded from all official advertising sites for public procurement, for example at www.opic.com and www.upphandlingar.nu as well as from the EU's public website TED.
The application must be submitted electronically and the last date for the application is March 29. See further information in the documentation.
Read more: Invitation to participate in prequalification Skandiaporten
Factfile – Scandia Gateway Project
In just 10 years the average container vessel has become 10 times larger. The limited depth in the fairway means that the largest vessels are currently unable to call at the Port of Gothenburg when fully loaded.
According to a study produced by the Swedish Transport Administration, the fairway needs to be deepened by around four metres if the draught is to be sufficient. The area that requires deepening is almost 5 kilometres long. In total, dredge spoils equivalent to the volume of 20 Globe Arenas will need to be excavated. A vital part of this initiative is the deepening and reinforcement of the quays to allow vessels with a large draught to load and discharge simultaneously and sustainably in the future.
Gothenburg Port Authority is also involved in discussions with contractors
Deepening the fairway will require extensive reinforcement of the existing quays at our container terminal.
The Gothenburg Port Authority is involved in discussions with contractors that may be interested at a later stage in submitting tenders as part of the upcoming procurement process linked to our quay reinforcement programme. Contractors that are interested in taking part in discussions are invited to notify the Gothenburg Port Authority by emailing Jan Andersson, Senior Technical Advisor and Project Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Participation in the discussions will neither improve nor worsen a contractor’s position in subsequent procurements. No information will be provided that will not be included in any future procurement documents.
The purpose of the discussions is to provide the Port of Gothenburg with greater knowledge of the market. The aim is that it will put us in a better position to formulate future procurement requirements, allowing us to work in close partnership with the contractors and ensure the project proceeds smoothly and effectively.
Read the presentation "Initial Phase Contractor Dialogue 01-10-2019".
You can read more about Scandia Gateway – Fairway deepening at:
The website of Sjöfartsverket