In just 10 years, the average container vessel has grown 10 times in size and the depth of the fairway leading into the Port of Gothenburg is limiting how much cargo the vessels can carry. There are also vessels that are unable to call at Gothenburg because of their draught and they are forced to bypass Sweden completely.
According to a study by the Swedish Transport Administration, the fairway needs to be deepened by around 4 metres to achieve what could be regarded as a satisfactory depth (16-17 metres). The area that would need to be deepened is almost 5 km long and the amount of material that would need to be excavated would be equivalent to 24 times the volume of the Globe Arena in Stockholm. A key element in the investment is the deepening and reinforcement of the quays, allowing more vessels with a deeper draught to be handled at the same time.
The Gothenburg Port Authority holds early dialogue to prepare for fairway project
Within the coming ten years the fairway to Port of Gothenburg is going to be deepened to prepare the port for docking the world’s largest container vessels fully loaded.
The deepening of the fairway goes along with large-scale reinforcement of the existing quays in our container terminal.
Already in this very early phase in the project, the Gothenburg Port Authority holds an early dialogue with contractors that could be interested in making a bid in future tenders regarding the reinforcements of our quay.
Interested contractors are welcome to contact the Gothenburg Port Authority to show their interest in taking part of the dialogue. Please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Taking part of the dialogue neither improves nor degrades the chances of the contractor in future tenders. No information will be given which will not be included in future tender documents.
The purpose of the dialogue is to broaden our marketing knowledge. The goal is to put the Gothenburg Port Authority into the position to design the future tenders in a way that leads us, together with the contractor(s) through the project with the best possible result.