Renewed check-in area opened in Tallinn Old City Harbour
Within the framework of the construction work of the Old City Harbour, Logi Street was reconstructed, new checkpoints and lining-up areas for vehicles were constructed, and as of today, the entire check-in area for Terminal A vehicles has been redirected to a single location. Under the new traffic scheme, boarding of passenger cars onto Eckerö Line, Viking Line and Moby SPL ships will change.
According to Peeter Nõgu, Chief Infrastructure Development Officer of the Port of Tallinn, the renewed traffic schemes serve as a part of the preparations for the implementation of the Smart Port, i.e. automatic check-in and line management systems for vehicles. “We have now reached the point where all passengers using vehicles to board the ships stopping at Terminal A will move to the ships from one location, i.e. via Logi Street. Next on our list is testing the automated systems. We hope to completely finish implementing the Smart Port solution this summer”.
“When reconstructing the port, operations were underway in the port to the full extent, which meant that we also had to take into consideration the feasibility of ordinary activities and services and to guarantee the safety of tourists,” said Erkki Suurorg, Member of the Management Board of Nordecon AS.“Throughout the entire period, construction work was also being performed at a fast pace in other locations in the port. Since the working areas overlapped, we all had to engage in a high level of cooperation and it worked out well. Nordecon’s work was related to the reconstruction of Logi Street and the surroundings of Terminal A where we built new utilities, asphalted the area between the berths to a great extent, and constructed three checkpoint zones and complexes for accessing the ships with openings as well as other required structures”.
Two new lanes were added to Logi Street, new street lighting and rainwater sewerage were installed, and all road surfaces were renewed. A roundabout for accessing the port via Logi Street and Rumbi Street was constructed in addition to building a crossing with traffic lights for Logi Street and Sadama Street.
The new vehicle checkpoint for shipping services in the Schengen Area, the new vehicle checkpoint for shipping services outside the Schengen Area, and the new checkpoint for boarding cruise ships were completed. New roads lead to the checkpoint complexes, new sidewalks were built for cruise passengers, and new queuing areas were built for vehicles that are waiting to board the ships.
New rainwater sewerage facilities were built on the area of Terminal A and new exterior lighting was installed in the course of the construction work. New electricity and communications cable lines and water supply and drinking water pipelines were installed for the checkpoint complexes. Tall greenery will be ensured at the checkpoint to the cruise zone and the parking lot for road trains.
The cost of the construction work amounted to six million euros. The investments were partially cofinanced by the European Union from the TEN-T sub-programme Motorways of the Sea within the framework of the TWIN-PORT cooperation project of the Port of Tallinn and the Port of Helsinki.
The finished construction work and the new traffic solutions form a part of the renewal of the Old City Harbour, which help make the representative gateway to our republic and our capital more user-friendly and render the entire port area more attractive.
Port of Tallinn is the biggest Estonian complex of cargo and passenger ports and plays an important role in the Estonian transport system and in the Estonian economy as a whole. Taking into consideration both the number of passengers and the trade flow, the Port of Tallinn is also the biggest complex of ports by the Baltic Sea.
The Nordecon Group consists of companies that focus on project management and general contracting of the construction of buildings and civil engineering. In geographical terms, the companies of the Group operate in Estonia, Ukraine, Finland and Sweden. Nordecon AS, the parent company of the Group, is registered and currently situated in Tallinn, Estonia. The group has more than 10 subsidiaries in addition to the parent company. The consolidated sales revenue of the Group was 183 million euros in 2016. The Nordecon Group currently employs about 720 people. As of 18 May 2006, the shares of the parent company are publicly listed on the NASDAQ Tallinn Stock Exchange.