Peab expands Port of Trelleborg

Picture: Jörgen Nilsson, CEO, Port of Trelleborg and Patrik Magnusson, Peab Anläggning AB doing a Corona handshake after the contract was signed.  To the left: Ulf Sonesson, Landlord Manager, Port of Trelleborg

Peab has been commissioned to build ferry berths no. 11 and 12 including ramps as well as a side ramp to existing ferry berth no. 10 in Port of Trelleborg. Construction will start in June 2020 and the project is expected to be finished at year-end 2021/2022.

In order to expand the port a completely new land mass will be built up where there is now only ocean. Dredged material brought up from the ocean floor will be stabilized and paved to become part of the new port. Connected to the new ferry berths the project also includes about 700 meters tonguing for the new dock constructions. In addition, Peab will do groundwork and build ramps and other work for the port. Peab is responsible for the planning and construction of all the measures included in the project.

Port of Trelleborg is the largest RoRo port in Scandinavia. It handles a significant share of the Swedish foreign export / import volumes. The relocation of the ferry berths to the southeast means significant environmental benefits, as the ferry traffic moves further away from the central of Trelleborg. The move to the new berths is also made with the aim of shortening the time and increase the safety of maneuvering the vessels within the port area and also improves the logistics in the port. Port of Trelleborg will be able to receive 240 m long vessels when the ferry berths no. 11 and 12 are completed. Ferry berth no. 10 will be adapted with a new side ramp for TT-Line’s upcoming ship “Green Ship”.

“We look forward to being part of developing the port and contributing to Port of Trelleborg’s vision of strengthening its position as the Baltic Sea’s most efficient and climate smartest port. One of Peab’s strengths is that we are local and can ensure we have the right resources throughout the project, from complex groundwork to a facility that is up and running,” says Göran Wiking, Region Manager at Peab.

The project is highly focused on the environment and in the construction phase one of the ways Peab will work to minimize environmental impact is through our own developed products ECO-Betong and ECO-Asfalt. ECO-Asfalt, for example, reduces carbon dioxide emissions by around 63 percent compared to traditional asphalt. A large part of the vehicles that will be used in transportation run on HVO diesel which is renewable and sustainable. Steel deliveries, which are a substantial part of the project, will mainly be transported on trains and ships.

“We are pleased to see the Port of Trelleborg continue the extension of the new ferry berths according to plan now that we are signing a contract with Peab to build ferry berths 11 and 12, focusing on sustainability on every level,” says Jörgen Nilsson, CEO of Port of Trelleborg.

Peab is a leading Nordic construction and civil engineering company with about 16,000 employees.