Preparations for the new ferry have begun

Fotomontage som visar den nya färjeterminalen och passagerargången i Umeå hamn

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.

Information about construction work 2021

Construction work, week 18

PIER

  • Water formation underside edge beam of pier.
  • Reinforcement edge beam.
  • Forming edge beam.
  • Forming and casting support for bridge to mooring-post.

PASSENGER PASSAGE AND FERRY TERMINAL

  • Facade installation.
  • Glass mounting.
  • Installation of technology bridge under passenger passage
  • Interior walls
  • Painting ventilation ducts
  • Electricity installation passenger passage

RAMPS AND DOLPHIN (MOORING-POST)

  • Levelling north pier
  • Clering the north pier for re-establishement to the south pier
  • Wire sawing south pier
  • Preparing for sheet piling south pier
  • Reinforcement and shaping fender walls mooring-post
  • Diving mooring-post

Construction work, week 17

PIER

  • Awaiting reinforcement for the elevated bollards.
  • Water formation underside edge beam of pier.
  • Preparations for formwork edge beam.
  • Preparations for installation of the last passenger passage modules coming from Finland.

PASSENGER PASSAGE AND FERRY TERMINAL

  • Complementary sandwich element.
  • Facade panels on elevator are mounted.
  • Interior doors are mounted in the terminal.
  • Mounting glass in the passenger aisle.

RAMPS AND DOLPHIN (MOORING-POST)

  • Cleaning work after demolition.
  • Filling work south pier
  • Shaft and embankment reinforcement layer north pier
  • Transport of demolition materials south of the pier
  • Settling plates north pier
  • Filling the north pier
  • Reinforcement mooring-post north plate + casting
  • Demolition crane north pier

PASSENGER PASSAGE AND PIER

  • Water demolition south side.
  • Casting foundations support for passenger passage modules.
  • Reinforcement work.
  • Assembly of supports and modules.

FERRY TERMINAL

  • Facade work carport and terminal extension.
  • Tiling WC, floor 2
  • Plumbing work, heating in the new and existing terminal building
  • Laying ventilation ducts, floor 2.
  • Work with elevator and ceiling fans.
  • Wiring for electricity, floor 1 + 2.
  • Cable ladders for electricity in modules.
  • Fire protection painting of steel in terminal extension.

OTHER

  • Dressing and completion work of the modules
  • Assembly of autowalk/treadmill.

RAMPS AND DOLPHIN (MOORING-POST)

  • Concrete work north pier
  • Diving work mooring-post
  • Start reinforcement wok on the outside, above water, of the mooring-post
  • Fill mooring-post
  • Casting "hammer band" mooring-post
  • Demolition of area between north and south pier

PASSENGER PASSAGE AND PIER

  • Casting for pier reinforcement.
  • Casting foundations support for passenger passage modules.
  • Assembly of supports and modules closest to the elevator.

FERRY TERMINAL

  • Facade work elevator tower.
  • Facade work carport, terminal extension.
  • Tiling WC, floor 2
  • Plumbing work, heating terminal building
  • Laying ventilation ducts, floor 2.
  • Work with ceiling fans.
  • Wiring for electricity, floor 1 + 2.
  • Cable ladders for electricity in modules.
  • Fire protection painting of steel in terminal extension.

OTHER

  • Dressing of the elements, steel and glass
  • Decomposition into fractions of the old dismantled passenger aisle.
  • Mounting building sign

RAMPS AND DOLPHIN (MOORING-POST)

  • Reinforcement work mooring-post with telehandler and diving
  • Shaft north pier
  • Mold formaton north pier
  • Reinforcement north pier

PASSENGER PASSAGE AND PIER

  • Drilling and shaping for pier reinforcement.

FERRY TERMINAL

  • Assembly of glass sections.
  • Facade work elevator tower.
  • Facade work terminalk extension
  • Tiling WC, floor 2
  • Plumbing work, heating and convectors, floor 1.
  • Laying ventilation ducts, floor 2.
  • Wiring for electricity, floor 1 + 2.

OTHER

  • Dressing of the elements, steel and glass
  • Complimentary forging work.

RAMPS AND DOLPHIN (MOORING-POST)

  • Prefab assembly
  • Casting ice protection
  • Diving north
  • Diving mooring-post inside and outside
  • Sheet piling pilewall

PASSENGER PASSAGE AND PIER

  • Core drilling in pier.
  • Deep drilling in concrete pillars.
  • Casting as pillar drilling is complete.
  • Formation of existing foundations and casting of new foundations.
  • Shape and reinforcement work for pier reinforcement.
  • Dismantling of fenders at the end of the pier.

FERRY TERMINAL

  • Insulation of roof.
  • Assembly of glass sections.
  • Scaffolding work elevator.
  • Tiling WC, floor 2.
  • Plumbing work and heat work.
  • Laying ventilation ducts floor 1 + 2.
  • Wiring for electricity floor 1 + 2.

OTHER

  • Dressing of the elements.
  • Complimentary forging work.

RAMPS AND DOLPHIN (MOORING-POST)

  • Mold work and ice-protection work RoRo-ramps
  • Diving work mooring-post
  • Fill mooring-post
  • Demolition concrete for pilewall erosion protection
  • Drilling pilewall

Part of the new terminal area and base for the passenger passage at the pier.

Extension of the terminal taking shape.

Extension of the terminal taking shape.

PASSENGER PASSAGE AND PIER

  • Taking down the existing passenger aisle and gangway with barge and crane
  • Drilling reinforcement concrete pillars.
  • Reinforcement work with concrete pillars begins

FERRY TERMINAL

  • Work with roof of new terminal
  • Additional forging work
  • Work with partitions
  • Heating test
  • Additional radiators and cables for heating
  • Ventilation ducts 1:st and 2:nd floor
  • Work with cable ladders and cables for electricity at 2:nd floor

OTHER

  • Dressing of the elements for future passenger passage.
  • Additional forging work passenger elements.

RAMPS AND DOLPHIN (MOORING-POST)


Remaining part of the passenger aisle is taken down from the barge.

Remaining part of the passenger aisle is taken down from the barge.

Extension of the terminal taking shape.

Extension of the terminal taking shape.

PASSENGER PASSAGE AND PIER

  • Taking down the existing passenger aisle with barge and crane
  • Piling on pier
  • Shape, reinforcement and casting foundation on pier
  • Reinforcement work with concrete pillars begins

FERRY TERMINAL

  • Work with roof of new terminal
  • Plasterboard roof in the new terminal
  • Work with partitions
  • Radiators and cables for heating
  • Ventilation ducts at 2:nd floor
  • Work with cable ladders for electricity

OTHER

  • Dressing of the elements for future passenger passage

RAMPS AND DOLPHIN (MOORING-POST)

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Did you know...

The pier is crowded. At the same time as the pier is strengthened, the remaining part of the old passenger passage needs to be demolished. To be able to carry out these two works in parallel, the passenger aisle is taken down with a crane standing on a barge. It is an exciting job that requires experience and skill as the sea is rarely calm.

Remaining part of the passenger aisle is taken down from the barge.

Remaining part of the passenger aisle is taken down from the barge.

Extension of the terminal taking shape.

Extension of the terminal taking shape.

PASSENGER PASSAGE AND PIER

  • Taking down the existing passenger aisle with barge and crane.
  • Casting foundation on pier.

FERRY TERMINAL

  • Base + facade wok on the new terminal part.
  • Work with roof new terminal part, insulation and cardboard.
  • Ventilation ducts.
  • Work with cable ladders.

OTHER

  • Dressing of the elements for future passenger passage.

RAMPS AND DOLPHIN (MOORING-POST)

  • Dredging was carried out during week 1.
  • Sheet piling dolphin (mooring-post).
  • Piling RoRo-ramps and pile bridge for North pier.
  • Presfbrication reinforcement North pier.
  • Establishment tower crane North pier.

Did you know...

The work is in full swing to get the climate shell ready for the new terminal extension. The climate shell consists of a facade and roof and makes the building resistant to wind and water. This is an important step to continue the indoor wok as it allows the building to dry up.

The workforce consists of approx. 25 persons on site. Machines: Teleporter, mobile crane, sheet piling machine, piling machine, loading machine, wheel excavator and wheel loader.

Remaining part of the passenger aisle to be dismantled.

Remaining part of the passenger aisle to be dismantled.

Extension of the terminal taking shape.

Extension of the terminal taking shape.

Extension of the terminal taking shape.

Extension of the terminal taking shape.

PASSENGER PASSAGE AND PIER

  • Taking down the existing passenger aisle with barge and crane.
  • Disassembly of scaffolding and support.
  • Concrete drilling and preparing the foundation for the pier reinforcement.

FERRY TERMINAL

  • Facade work extension, installation of sandwich elements.
  • Heat installation.
  • Ventilation installation.

OTHER

  • Preparation of the elements for future passenger passagewith sheet metal, windows and glass sections in tent. Finishing work on the outside.

RAMPS AND DOLPHIN (MOORING-POST)

  • Installation reinforcement / casting sheet piles
  • Tensioning stay
  • Ready with work platform for mooring-post
  • Filling
  • Maintenance work at the floating bridge will take place during week 53
  • Dredging work starts week 1, 2021

PASSENGER PASSAGE AND PIER

  • Possible demolition work nose fenders

FERRY TERMINAL

  • Support plate terminal
  • Complementary steel works.
  • Install facade elements.
  • Heat installation.
  • Ventilation installation.
  • Molding work stairwell 1 + 2.

OTHER

  • Preparation of the elements for future passenger passage in tent.
  • Work on the pier closest to the quay to the middle is paused while Nåiden carries out piling and reinforcement work.

RAMPS AND DOLPHIN (MOORING-POST)

Work carried out during week 49:

  • Demolition north pier completed.
  • Fill north pier completed
  • Forging and repair work of the pier

Upcoming activities week 50:

  • Sheet piling north pier
  • Preparation forging, heet piling and piling mooring-post
  • Underwater repair and inspection of the pier.

WORKFORCE

Right now approx. 28 persons are working on the siteexcluding the staff of Wasaline.
Machines: Sheet piling machine, mobile crane, drill, excavators, trucks, wheel loaders and drilling rigs.

Removal of taramac at the north pier.

PASSENGER PASSAGE AND PIER

  • Backfill by new pillars/foundations.
  • Casting nose followed by removing the mold.

FERRY TERMINAL

  • Support plate terminal
  • Edge element with lifting crane.
  • Work with plasterboard ceilings (Customs building).
  • Heat installation.
  • Ventilation installation.
  • Mold and reinforcement work staircase 1 + 2.
  • Shaft stairwell 1 + 2.
  • Backfill plinth.

OTHER

  • Preparation of the elements for future passenger passage in tent.
  • Work on the pier closest to the quay to the middle is paused while Nåiden carries out piling work.

RAMPS AND DOLPHIN (MOORING-POST)

Work carried out during week 48:

  • Drilling for action of the pier is complete.
  • Bringing in material for fill.
  • Demolition north pier.

Upcoming activities week 49:

  • Continous work forging/diving for the pier.
  • Complete the fill of the north pier.
  • Start sheet piling combi wall north pier.

WORKFORCE

Right now approx. 40 persons are working on the siteexcluding the staff of Wasaline.
Machines: boom lift, scissor lift, crane, mobile crane, excavators, boats, barges, trucks, skid steer loaders, high lifts, wheel loaders and drilling rigs.

Removal of asphalt at the pier.
Drilling at the pier.

PASSEGER PASSAGE AND PIER

  • Backfill at new pillar/foundation.
  • Casting of the pier.
  • Casting pillars in step with module assembly.

FERRY TERMINAL

  • Mounting hollow deck, elevator shaft with crane.
  • Edge element with lifting crane.
  • Ventilation work, floor 2

OTHER

  • Preparation of the elements for future passenger passage in tent, insulation cardboard roofs.
  • Work on the pier closest to the quay to the middle is paused while Nåiden carries out piling work.

RAMPS AND DOLPHIN (MOORING-POST)

Work completed during week 47:

  • Dredging work.
  • Diving inspections of piers.

Upcoming activities v. 48:

  • Start piling work and reinforcement of pier.

Dredging work was carried out during week 47.

Peab works with the elements for the future passenger passage.

 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.