The Swedish Transport Administration is finishing the reconstruction of Södertälje lock and canal in collaboration with the Swedish Maritime Administration.
The rebuilding of the lock, canal and others measures in Lake Mälaren's fairway are important activities in the shift towards more sustainable and efficient freight transport.
The project will improve the accessibility for longer and wider ships through Södertälje lock and canal and further through Lake Mälaren to the ports of Västerås and Köping. When larger vessels can use the fairway, it is possible to move transportation from the road network, which is part of the goal to shift more goods from roads to rail and at sea.
It is also a large project in the town of Södertälje that affects urban development. When the reconstruction is complete, new walkways and paths along the canal will also have been built.
1-3 December 2021, some of us who work with Södertälje lock and canal held early dialogues before the upcoming procurement of the contract "Concrete and ground works/ Crest beam".
The purpose of the dialogue was to briefly inform about the upcoming contract and to take advantage of the experience of the contractors in order to carry out the contract in the best possible way.
About the contract
The contract includes approximately 3,200 meters of new crown beam and repair of approximately 400 meters of existing crown beam, three footbridges and a walking and cycling path along the canal with associated landscaping. A large part of the work with the crown beam needs to be done from platforms in the water.