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Peab rebuilds ferry berths for electric ferries in Nordland

Olle Eurenius, Division Manager at Peab.

Peab has been commissioned to rebuild four ferry berths in northern Nordland. The customer is Statens vegvesen and the contract is worth NOK 301 million.

Peab will rebuild the ferry berths at Drag, Bognes and Skarberget as well as build a new ferry dock in Kjøpsvik. Four new charging stations will be installed with the accompanying technology infrastructure so that even electric ferries can dock there.

The project includes a bridge at Drag and building service buildings at all of the ferry berths as well as preparing power lines for the coming shipping operations. Underwater blasting is planned at Skarberget in order to create a deeper and broader entrance way.

“This contract means a great deal to us. It allows us to use our civil engineering expertise and further develop it for the future all the while the project is a major gain for the environment. As local community builders it’s important for us to reduce our climate footprint and participate in projects that contribute to lowering emissions,” says Olle Eurenius, Division Manager at Peab.

Rebuilding the ferry berths contributes to enabling zero or low emission ferries on the stretches E6 Bognes-Skarberget and Highway 827 Drag-Kjøpsvik.

“This project is an important contribution in the shift to green,” says Kjell Inge Davik, Head of Development at Statens vegvesen.

The project is a traditional contract. Construction will start in August 2021 and the project is expected to be completed in November 2022.

The project will be order registered in the third quarter of 2021.

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