Port of Kemi expansion project is proceeding as planned

The expansion is running on schedule, also the dredging of the Ajos sea fairway has started.

The expansion work has continued after a short winter break. – The work has continued as expected and are proceeding as planned, says Jari Heikkilä, Port of Kemi Ltd.’s technical manager and expansion project’s project manager and continues: -YIT has continued building the new quay after the winter break, and Wasa Dredging has continued their work this week. The dredging work of the dock will be completed in the autumn 2022.

Also, Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency has started the dredging work of the Government administrated Ajos sea fairway this week. The current 10-meter fairway is deepened to 12 meters which will allow even bigger vessels to visit the port of Kemi. The deepening project also includes all dredging and landfill work as well as the installation of safety devices concerning the marking of the fairway. Boskalis Terramare Ltd. operates as the contractor of the deepening project and their vessels are based in the port of Veitsiluoto.

Both the expansion and the deepening projects bring many different types of machinery into sea fairway and port water areas. Yachts and other small boats are asked to pay attention to the abnormal traffic in the water areas. Work machinery is instructed to yield the cargo ships, but for all vessels travelling in the area, at least 150 meter clearance to the machinery is asked to maintain.

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