New passenger quay was completed faster than planned in October 2021

The condition of the current quay at the passenger harbour did not meet present-day requirements, and the City of Vaasa modernised the antiquated quay in preparation for a new ship.

Sea traffic infrastructure completely renewed

In Vaasa, passenger ships had been moored for some time at a quay approaching the end of its life cycle. A significant improvement was promised, as a completely new and modern passenger quay were built in Vaasa. And the completed quay is not without a new ship.

The project included the construction of a 162.5 metres long quay, the casting of an erosion slab, quay superstructures, and, of course, the installation of accessory equipment. Furthermore, in connection with the quay the foundations of a ramp was constructed. Work began with the demolition of the old quay and dredging of the harbour basin.

Economic solutions on a tight schedule

“The exceptional aspect of this quay project is that we were building the quay using projection jetty elements. An element-based quay has a longer life cycle than a quay built on steel piles,” explains Project Manager Marko Saarelma.

Terramare started the project faced with a tight schedule created by circumstances. Good momentum was maintained in the construction and the quay was completed well in advance of the deadline and was handed over to the client in the beginning of October 2021.

Quay with latest technology for new ship

The quay was being built with the future in mind. Its equipment included automooring systems, enabling faster mooring and unmooring of vessels, and also charging systems for hybrid vessels. The modern passenger ship Aurora Botnia was completed for the Wasaline shipping company at the Rauma shipyard in summer 2021. The shipyard considers that the Aurora is the world’s most environmentally friendly passenger vessel Aurora Botnia – Wasaline.