Wasa Dredging

SCA Announces Beginning of Land Construction in Tunadal Port

Oct. 7, 2022 – SCA announced that land construction work is starting in the port of Tunadal, just outside of Sundsvall (Sweden). The work involves dredging in the port that will use the dredged material to create more land surface area that will support an expansion of cargo handling.

The project is part of SCA’s investment of some SEK 460 million ($54.7 million) in Tunadal Port between 2021 and 2024, which was first announced in February of 2021. At that time, SCA explained that investments in its Östrand pulp mill, in addition to the ongoing investments in pulp production at its Ortviken industrial site, will more than double the volume of pulp to be shipped from the Sundsvall region.

Preparatory work in Tunadal has been underway and at the end of September/October the actual dredging work begins. Wasa Dredging is contracted to carry out the dredging work.

"Dredges and equipment are expected to arrive at the port by the end of this week (Sept. 30) and the work itself is scheduled to start during week 39,” said Magnus Jinnerot, Construction Manager at SCA and Project Manager for the new container port. “All dredging work will take place inside a silt screen, and the work area is marked with five sea marks."

According to SCA, the dredging work will be carried out during the autumn and will continue throughout the month of November. Transport of dredged masses will begin during week 40 with approx. 10–15 barges per day. In parallel with that work, stone filling from barges will take place in the dredged area, a work that continues throughout the year.

The entire project with a new container port is expected to be completed by the end of 2023.