Overview of funded NDPTL projects
Dry Port – Intermodal Contaner Yard for Gdansk/Gdynia Ports, Poland (Grant Amount – 196 429 EUR, 2013, completed)
Feasibility study, Environmental analysis and Design Documentation were sponsored from the NDPTL Support Fund in order to prepare a project that made an intermodal node which fitted the assumptions of intermodality, optimization and growing efficiency and safety in mobility of loads in the ND region. Land Baltic Countries connection via Zajaczkowo Tczewskie Dry Port is envisaged to make an alternative for sea connection (feeder Baltic fracht), enabling land intermodal connection and making an important complement to the created pan-European routes via Rail Baltica.
As an integral port hinterland for Gdynia and Gdansk, the Dry Port is an important element in logistic network between Scandinavia and continental Europe. Location in the Baltic-Adriatic transport corridor enables the Dry Port to redistribute Scandinavian export cargo transported to West, East, Central and South Europe.
Upgrade of the Saimaa Canal infrastructure, Finland (Grant Amount – 109 000 EUR, 2013, completed)
The Saimaa Canal, being an essential part of the traffic system in the Eastern Finland, connects 3500 km of inland waterways to the Baltic Sea, serving transportation between Finland and Russia, but also the transportation between big part of Finland and the whole Baltic Sea area. The project included plans and detailed designs of the Saimaa Canal electrical distribution, lightning, mechanical structures and machine rooms. Main objective of the project was to improve the canal, creating a safe and modern waterway connecting Finland, Russia and the Baltic Sea region.
Development of the Luleå Iron Ore Port, Sweden (Grant Amount – 700 000 EUR, to be completed by the end of 2021)
The project aims to accomplish the final preparatory – hydrographic survey – of the global project of further development of the Luleå Iron Ore Port (Sweden) in order to meet the growing demand on transportation from the steel industry in the Northern Europe and secure a flow of iron ore from the Northern Sweden and Finland without disturbances caused by infrastructure bottlenecks or ice walls lowering the reliability of the cargo flow also during severe winters. The Northern Axis, that serve Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia and others, has the Port of Lulea conveniently located near the middle, with the possibility to serve as redundant capacity in many directions. The global project, that the NDPTL contribution will prepare, is not only aimed to serve the needs of the iron ore export, as it will also support several suggested mining ventures’ feasibility studies. On both side of the Swedish / Finnish border the prerequisites for new exploration will improve greatly when there is documented and efficient port capacity available. The much improved railway line between Boden and the border at Haparanda/Tomeå holds a large capacity reserve that will allow for such an expansion from the Finnish side. The incoming handling of LNG for large Swedish consumers via rail shipments from Torneå, is another indication of this process towards specialisation and cooperation in the port sector. Much due to the pure size of the infrastructure investments needed.
The results of the global project will as well serve to environmental needs of the ND region. With the extension of the fairway and the capacity of the port it will be possible to replace what today is three to four ships by one ship. This will dramatically reduce costs and lead to a considerable reduction of the environmental impact from shipping. Effects that will not only materialised in reduced shipment costs per ton ore or coal, but also in the form of reduced costs for piloting, tugboats and less movements of ships at quays which is expected to improve the utilisation of the loading equipment.
|Project Title||Country||Max grant|
|001-2013||Oulu-Kajaani Road||Finland||500 000|
|003-2013||Dry Port in Gdansk-Gdynia||Poland||196 429|
|008-2013||Saimaa Canal Infrastructure||Finland||109 000|
|0011-2013||Brusnichnoye-Vyborg Road||Russia||200 000|
|001-2014||Elimination of Obstacles in Transit LT-BY||Lithuania||140 000|
|006-2014||DCT Gdansk||Poland||150 000|
|007-2014||Umeå-Vaasa Ports||Finland &|
|012-2014||New Narvik Harbour||Norway||388 000|
|002-2015||Iron Ore Port Lulea||Sweden||700 000|
|Total||2 703 429|