The Port of Gothenburg in Sweden has announced refurbishment plans for its energy port which includes the rebuilding of its 300m-long Kustkajen quay, with the aim of enabling the transition to renewable fuels.

The Kustkajen quay will be referred to as “Kustkajen 2.0,” with the construction work beginning in 2026 and spanning until 2031.

According to the Port, the project aligns with its long-term ambition of being Scandinavia’s largest hub for renewable energy.

The key developments at the port include new foundations, the reconstruction of the Kustkajen quay, and improvements to layout and equipment.

Erik Hallgren, vice president of infrastructure at the Gothenburg Port Authority, emphasised how the refurbishment will enhance the quay’s lifespan.

Hallgren said: “Kustkajen 2.0 is an immensely important investment for the Port of Gothenburg, where we also ensure to further strengthen the opportunities for society’s transition to renewable energy sources, which will only accelerate during the quay’s lifespan.”

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The first phase of the project, which includes the feasibility study and basic planning, has been awarded to Swedish construction company Peab and will start by Q4 2023.

Peab deputy regional manager Mattias Emanuelsson said: “We take pride in being part of the development and vision of the Port of Gothenburg.

“We have been entrusted with carrying out the feasibility study and subsequent project planning for this complex project, which allows us to contribute efficient solutions for the challenging foundations of the project. We have been established locally in Gothenburg for many years and have broad expertise to deliver a successful outcome.”

Ships will be allowed to operate at the port during renovations, according to the Port of Gothenburg.