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New passenger quay to be completed on schedule in autumn 2021

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

Sea traffic infrastructure completely renewed

In Vaasa, passenger ships have been moored for some time at a quay approaching the end of its life cycle. A significant improvement is promised, as a completely new and modern passenger quay is now being built in Vaasa. And the forthcoming quay won’t be without a new ship.

The project includes 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 will be contracted the foundations of a ramp, which will be supplied by another contractor. 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 are 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 has been maintained in the construction, however, and the quay will be completed well in advance of the deadline in autumn 2021.

Quay with latest technology for new ship

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