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  • The contract for the next expansion project of the Port of Rauma has been signed

    Friday   08.05.2020

    Petäjäs construction phases 2, 3 and 4

    The project to expand the Rauma port field facilities in Ulko-Petäjäs continues. Phases 2 and 3 of the expansion area have just been completed and the next phase 4 will start in early October. The contract for the Petäjäs 4 project has been signed with Terramare Oy.

    “In the spring of 2016, we launched a major investment, a fairway deepening and a container terminal, which included the Petäjäs Phase 1, which was completed two years ago, and Phases 2 and 3 are now ready to be handed over to users. Petäjäs 4, which will start now, will be completed in the summer of 2021, says Hannu Asumalahti, CEO of Rauman Satama Oy.

    –Phases 2 and 3 were carried out by the Workers’ Association Petäjäs, which consisted of Vilppulan Kivijaloste Oy, Kaivinkoneurakointi Juha Lönnqvist Oy and Maanrakennus Mikko Tiensuu Oy. The contract began in the spring of 2018 and was completed within the original schedule and a cost estimate of 12.5 million, which we are very pleased about, Asumalahti states.

    Civil engineering works account for about 16 million

    Petäjäs 4 will bring the required additional field to the port about six hectares.

    -The extension will be needed, as the previous phases have already been fully leased. The port had a long season without extensions and now consistently all the additional facilities have been leased quickly. There has also already been demand for Phase 4, Asumalahti confirms.

    According to Asumalahti, the new field space will bring completely new activities to the port area and thereby increase jobs and activity in the Rauma region. The total cost estimate of the project is approximately EUR 18.5 million, of which the contract to be started now will account for approximately EUR 16 million.

    –The contract concerns civil engineering works and the overall assessment also includes the treatment of contaminated dredging spoil and paving and lighting works. The backfill area will have to be built from imported quarry, which will extend the contract time and is a large cost item.

    According to Hannu Tomper, CEO of Terramare Oy, the Petäjäs 4 contract is important for Terramare Oy and just right for the equipment.

    “We will start mobilizing the equipment at the beginning of October and in dredging we will use our dredger Kahmari 2 and our four towed cargo vessels. Quarry backfilling is done in collaboration with local contractors. We strive to ensure that the disruption caused by dredging and quarrying is kept to a minimum for port operations.

    For more information, please contact Hannu Asumalahti, President and CEO, tel. +358 50 3039700.

    The Port of Rauma is the third largest container port in Finland, with an annual cargo traffic of approximately EUR 6 million. tons. In recent years, the port has invested in e.g. deepening the deep waterway and expanding the container terminal. Rauman Satama Oy is a subsidiary of the City of Rauma, which has about 30 employees.