Preparations for the new ferry have begun

Work has now begun on the new ferry terminal and ferry pier. The background is that traffic across the Kvarken, between Umeå and Vaasa, plays a major role in the transport link (Nordic Logistic Corridor) that exists between Sweden, on to Norway, and Finland, further out in Europe and Asia. Wasaline's new Ro-pax ferry, Aurora Botnia, secures this strategic link. At the same time it requires an adapted pier, quay and ferry terminal to be able to dock in Umeå harbor in the spring of 2021.


ADJUSTMENTS OF FERRY TERMINAL AND PIR


Today's ferry terminal needs to be adapted for the new ferry. Stage 1 includes the extension of the current ferry terminal with a new and accessible passenger passage for the ferry travelers, new ramps for freight traffic, etc.

The pier also needs to be upgraded. The pier today consists of concrete where the surface layer needs to be replaced to increase the life of the pier. The old concrete is removed by spraying water with high pressure, as much as 2,300 bar. A very demanding work that must be carried out via floating bridges next to the pier.

Construction work, week 44

PASSEGER PASSAGE AND PIER

  • Pier reinforcement in progress.
  • Casting of the pier.
  • Piling and drilling for new steel pillars.
  • Diving work.
  • Demolition of steel ramp inside existing passenger passage begins.
  • Electric work (lightning) in passenger passage.
  • Electric work gangway.

FERRY TERMINAL

  • Taking down walls and setting up temporary walls on level 1 and 2 in the terminal.
  • Removal of plumbing and preparations for new drainage on level 2.
  • Cable ladders and electrical work in the terminal.

OTHER

  • Finalizing tent next to the terminal.
  • Landing on the south side is in place but will be put into use later.

RAMPS AND DOLPHIN (MOORING-POST)

The contractor is now established in the port. They are ready to start dredging in the upcoming week and are waiting for the water-rights judgement.

Construction work, week 43

PASSEGER PASSAGE AND PIER

  • Preparation for casting and armouring of the pier.
  • Casting of the pier.
  • Piling and drilling for new pillars.
  • Diving work.

FERRY TERMINAL

  • Casting of the foundation.
  • Removal of walls from existing terminal.
  • Dismounting electricity.

OTHER

  • Setting up a tent next to the terminal.
  • Landing on the south side is in place but will be put into use later.

RAMPS AND DOLPHIN (MOORING-POST)

During week 42, it became clear that Nåiden is the contractor for the work with new ramps and dolphin, which is an important part of the preparation for the new ferry. They are now establishing in the port area and the work will begin during week 43, which includes concrete work, dredging, piling, diving inspection, etc.

Construction work, week 42

PASSEGER PASSAGE AND PIER

  • Continous work with steel struts to existing pillars.
  • Continous work with the temporary passenger passage.
  • Continued removal of cement on the underside of the pier.
  • Casting of section of the pier.
  • Continus work with a door to the south side gangway.
  • Reinforcement of existing fender.
  • Digging and drilling for new pillars.
  • Piling for new pillars.

FERRY TERMINAL

  • Continous casting of plinths.
  • Isolation and armour work on foundation.
  • Backfilling around the terminal to prepare for casting work.
  • Water and sewage pipes in the fundation.

OTHER

  • Temporary passenger passage closest to the terminal is now in use.
  • Landing on the south side is in place but will be put into use later.

Construction work, week 41

PASSEGER PASSAGE AND PIER

  • Assembly of steel struts to existing pillars.
  • Assembly of scaffolding which shall work as the temporary passenger passage.
  • Continued removal of cement on the underside of the pier.
  • Casting of section of the pier.
  • Continued work with a door to the south side gangway.
  • Reinforcement of existing fender.

FERRY TERMINAL

  • Casting elevator roads and plinths.
  • Sealing of the elevator wall.
  • Backfill at plinths.
  • Excavation, foundation work and shingle.
  • Water and sewage pipes and cable ducts in the fundation

OTHER

  • Temporary passenger passage closest to the terminal is now in use.
  • Landing on the south side is in place but will be put into use later.

Construction work, week 40

PASSEGER PASSAGE AND PIER

  • The temporary passenger passage closest to the terminal is now in use.
  • Work with elevator pit.
  • Completion work gangway.
  • Casting of section of the pier.
  • Opening of doorway on the south side for the gangway and installation of the door.

FERRY TERMINAL

  • Continued casting, insulation, shape and reinforcement of plinths.
  • Continued excavation of the foundation for the future terminal building and elevator.

OTHER

  • Landing on the south side is in place but will be put into use later.

Construction work, week 39

PASSEGER PASSAGE AND PIER

  • The temporary passenger passage from the terminal will be completed during the week.
  • Additional lighting for the temporary passenger passage will be completed at the beginning of the week.
  • Water formation on the underside of the pier.
  • Casting of one section of the pier

FERRY TERMINAL

  • The casting, insulation and preparations for the plinths with continue.
  • Assembly of steel for pillars at new terminal.
  • Dismantling of the cube (after temporary passenger passage is in use)
  • Preparations of the foundation for the future terminal building and elevator
  • Refilling around plinths
  • Protective filling above cables before dismantling

OTHER

  • Landing on the south side is in place but will be put into use later.
The temporary passenger passage is under construction.

Future exit to the temporary passenger passage.

The work with the new part of the terminal has begun.

 

Construction work, week 38

PASSEGER PASSAGE AND PIER

  • The northern gangway is dismantled with a crane and moved.
  • The passenger passage closest to the terminal will be dismantled at the end of the week.
  • Start assembly of temporary passenger passage between terminal and dock with existing passenger passage.
  • Water is switched.
  • Removal of concrete on the pier (underside and top).
  • Shape and reinforcement of the pier.

FERRY TERMINAL

  • Preparation for the foundation,casting begins.
  • Refill work

OTHER

  • Electricity work around lightning in progress.