Ports of Stockholm nominated for Societal Integration of Ports Award
The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) has launched a competition for the best project to integrate a port with an urban environment. Ports of Stockholm has submitted the project Stockholm Royal Sea Port - A Port Integration Project. Of thirty applications, seven have been nominated to compete for the ESPO Award and Ports of Stockholm is among these.
The Royal Sea Port Project comprises three sub-project parts: the expansion of the Värta pier that will provide new quay surface area and new quay berths, the Royal Sea Port itself that is planned to provide 10 000 new homes and 30 000 new workplaces, and the Northern Link, which is a motorway tunnel that will connect the port and its environs to the international E-road network into and out of Stockholm. The project is a part of Vision 2030. “It is really nice that the Ports’ planned expansion of the Värta pier, with its strong environmental emphasis, has gained international recognition. The project is a unique example of how a port and major city can be integrated and developed together,” says Gun Rudeberg, Environmental Manager for Ports of Stockholm. The aim of the competition for the ESPO Award on the Societal Integration of Ports is to promote the innovative European Ports Project to develop the ways ports collaborate with their cities, to improve port quality and accessibility and to generally strive to create an image of a port as a positive place to visit, live and work in. The winner of the competition will be announced during a ceremony in Brussels on the 4th of November 2009. Please contact us