Boskalis wins €60m contract from Sweden’s Ports of Stockholm

20 July 2017 (Last Updated July 20th, 2017 18:30)

Royal Boskalis Westminster (Boskalis) has secured a €60m deal from Ports of Stockholm to build the quay wall for the new Stockholm Norvik Port in Sweden.

Royal Boskalis Westminster (Boskalis) has secured a €60m deal from Ports of Stockholm to build the quay wall for the new Stockholm Norvik Port in Sweden.

Stockholm Norvik Port will be a new freight port for rolling goods and containers located in Norvikudden, approximately 60km south of Stockholm, Sweden.

Work under the newly awarded contract is set to begin later this year, and the port is expected to be operational by 2020. It will be able to handle bigger ships and larger cargo volumes than current nearby facilities, enabling Stockholm to meet the needs of modern vessels.

Under the deal, Boskalis will construct a 1,100m quay wall with a depth ranging between 16.5m and 10.5m

"It will be able to handle bigger ships and larger cargo volumes than current nearby facilities, enabling Stockholm to meet the needs of modern vessels."

Heavy precast concrete elements manufactured by Boskalis will also be used to build part of the quay wall, with the help of a large crane.

Boskalis previously carried out land reclamation activities for the new Stockholm Norvik Port between September 2016 and March this year.

Almost one million cubic metres of sand, silt, clay and rock were dredged using large dredging equipment during the operation.

Additionally, Boskalis won a contract in April as part of a joint venture (JV) with Jan De Nul from Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust for the deepening and widening of the access channel towards Jawaharlal Nehru Port in Mumbai, India.

Work under the €250m JV contract is expected to be completed within two years.