NDPTL SUPPort fund

As one tool to reach its aims, NDPTL has a dedicated financing instrument–the NDPTL Support Fund. The targeted purpose of this Fund, established 21.12.2012, is to accelerate the implementation of major infrastructure projects within the Northern Dimension region. This is achieved by aiding beneficiaries in transport project preparation and implementation, mainly via studies.

The work of the Support Fund is governed by a dedicated Assembly of Donors (AD), consisting of representatives of the donors–EU, Finland, Norway and Germany.

The NDPTL Support Fund is managed by Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) (Fund Manager) which has its offices in Helsinki. NIB also hosts the Secretariat of NDPTL.

Please note that the NDPTL Support Fund does not accept applications for new projects at the moment.

NDPTL Support Fund projects 2014-2022 have been co-funded by the EU via contract ENPI/2014/352-339.


001-2021 eCMR in ND Region, Lithuania. 2022-2023. Allocated Maximum Grant EUR 350 000 (under reporting). (LT)

Studies and software development/piloting of solutions for digital exchange of the standardised freight transport information (implementing UNECE eCMR & EU eFTI regulation). Contractor: Infobalt (LT).

002-2015 Luleå Iron Ore Port, Sweden. 2016-2022. Final Grant: EUR 702 353. Total Reported Costs: EUR 1 813 095. (SE)

Studies and hydrographic surveys for the preparation and detailed design of the expansion and further development of the overall Iron Ore Port (Malmporten) project in Luleå. Contractors: Swedish Maritime Administration & Port of Luleå, Sweden. Project Co-funded by the EU via contract ENPI/2014/352-339.

006-2014 Extension of the Deep-water container terminal in Gdansk, Poland. 2015. Final Grant: EUR 150 000. Total reported Costs: EUR 743 643. (PL)

Preparatory studies and planning for the expansion of the public deep–sea container terminal in the form of the second deepwater berth (T2) of DCT Gdask. Contractor(s): DCT Gdansk S.A. (PL).

Other projects

Study to find a new location for the Port of Narvik in order to secure that in 2030 it would be able to fulfil its tasks as the key mineral port of the Barents region and to handle general cargo of the NDPTL member states. Contractor: Narvik Havn KF (NO). Project Co-funded by the EU via contract ENPI/2014/352-339.

The project completed a feasibility study for a new, and upgrade of the existing, border crossing road connecting the Russian M10 “Scandinavia” road in Russia (at Vyborg) and the Finnish road No.6 (VT–6) (at Lappeenranta City) via Nuijamaa (FI)/Brusnichnoye (RU) border crossing point (20 km SE of Lappeenranta). The existing road connects North–West Russia with Finland and serves as the main service road for the Saimaa canal (see NDPTL project 08–2013). A planned new road aimed to form a new (safer, wider and straighter) section of the St. Petersburg–Vyborg–Lappeenranta connection–replacing the old road for the purposes of regular international traffic. Contractors: ANCO (Directorate for development of the St. Petersburg and Leningrad region transport system), Russia & the Finnish Transport Agency (FTA), Finland. Project Co-funded by the EU via contract ENPI/2014/352-339.

Early studies for the construction of Intermodal Container Yard (ICY) Tczew in Zajczkowo Tczewskie, northern Poland, as a hinterland rail–sea connection support facility serving seaports in Gdansk and Gdynia. Contractor: PCC Intermodal, Poland. Project Co-funded by the EU via contract ENPI/2014/352-339.

A study assessing the need for intermodal rail transportation between Poland, Lithuania, and Belarus, by carrying out a market analysis and identifying potential obstacles. Contractor: JSC Lithuanian Railways, Lithuania. Project Co-funded by the EU via contract ENPI/2014/352-339.

Feasibility studies and planning for new ferry terminals in the ports of Umeå, Sweden, and Vaasa, Finland. The aim was to improve the maritime link across the Bothnian Corridor. Contractors: The Municipality of Umeå (SE) & Vaasa Region Development Company -VASEK (FI). Project Co-funded by the EU via contract ENPI/2014/352-339.

The design of upgraded road between Oulu and Kajaani. Contractor: Finnish Transport Agency (FTA), Finland.

Study of the technical requirements for the modernisation of the Saimaa Canal infrastructure in eastern Finland. Contractor: Finnish Transport Agency (FTA), Finland.

Project TitleCountryFinal
001-2013Oulu-Kajaani RoadFinland500 000
003-2013Dry Port in Gdansk-GdyniaPoland52 000
008-2013Saimaa Canal InfrastructureFinland29 022
0011-2013Brusnichnoye-Vyborg RoadRussia &
192 900
001-2014Elimination of Obstacles in Transit LT-BYLithuania96 448
006-2014DCT GdanskPoland150 000
007-2014Umeå-Vaasa PortsFinland &
262 869
012-2014New Narvik HarbourNorway76 576
002-2015Iron Ore Port LuleaSweden702 353
001-2021eCMR in ND Region (under reporting)Lithuania350 000
Total2 415 692