TWIN-PORT 3, as the name reflects, is the third CEF project in a row. It is a collaboration project between ferry operators (Tallink, Viking Line and Eckerö Line), the ports of Tallinn and Helsinki and the City of Helsinki.
The project will concentrate on reducing the environmental impact of the increasing Ro-Pax traffic and continues improving the multimodal transport link between Helsinki and Tallinn.
The main objectives are to offer better travel experience for passengers, develop the port’s infrastructure to reduce noise and pollution in port area, and upgrade security systems. In the City of Helsinki several traffic investments are planned in connection with the Helsinki West Harbour to improve the transportation system and thus reduce congestion on the last-mile.
- Port of Tallinn will install auto-mooring and on-shore power supply (OPS) systems to the Old City Harbour of Tallinn. By using the OPS, ferries can use power from the power grid from shore, which allows them to shut down their diesel engines when they are berthing overnight, resulting in quiet operations, without vibration or CO2 exhaust gases and air pollutants, thus reducing noise and emissions in the port area.
- Port of Tallinn will also upgrade its safety systems and continue constructing sewerages to enlarge the sewage receiving service to all the passenger ships quays in the Old City Harbour.
TWIN-PORT 4 is the fourth follow-up project in the series. The purpose of the project is to improve the convenience of the maritime connection between Tallinn and Helsinki by developing the infrastructure of the ports on both shores of the Gulf of Finland. The participants in the project are AS Tallinna Sadam and the Port of Helsinki.
Compared to previous ones, the project includes a new feature: investments in the development of the Muuga-Vuosaari shipping route in order to divert a significant share of the heavy goods vehicles traffic between Estonia and Finland from the city centres of the two capitals to the Muuga and Vuosaari harbours, respectively. One berth in both harbours will be supplied with a second level ramp for more efficient servicing of ro-ro traffic and at Muuga the first level ramp of the same berth will be fully reconstructed. In addition, at Old City Harbour in Tallinn one of the passenger gangways from the terminal to the ferry and the area in front of terminal D along with all underground utility networks will be reconstructed. The Port of Helsinki will supply one berth in its city-centre harbours with onshore power supply systems and one berth with automooring systems. The coordinating partner of the project is also AS Tallinna Sadam.
TWIN-PORT 5 action is part of global project aiming at the development and upgrade of the existing Motorways of the Sea link between the core network ports of Tallinn and Helsinki. These ports play a key role in the European transport network and connect the North Sea–Baltic Corridor to the Scandinavian-Mediterranean core network corridor. The Action aims at upgrading the efficiency of this maritime link and reducing the environmental externalities of RoRo and Ropax traffic sailing the route as well as upgrading the port infrastructure and hinterland connections.
The participants in the project are AS Tallinna Sadam and the Port of Helsinki (project coordinator). Project is co-financed by the European Union (CEF-Connecting Europe Facility, CEF-T-2021-SUSTMOBGEN-MOS-WORKS). The project period is 2021-2025, and the total budget is 13.6 million EUR, with a funding rate of 50%. Port of Tallinn’s contribution is 5.6 million EUR, including 2.8 million EUR of co-financing from the European Union.
For the Port of Tallinn, the Action foresees the reconstruction of the ramp of quay No 15 at Muuga Harbour, the construction of Port Reception Facilities of sewage for quays No 13, 14 and 15 at Muuga Harbour, studies to upgrade the Terminal A area at Old City Harbour and the upgrade of the smart port system.
Project name: EstMilMob
The EstMilMob project (nr 101078924 — 21-EE-TM-EstMilMob — CEF-T-2021-MILMOB) is a cooperation between Port of Tallinn, Estonian Railways, Estonian Tranport Administration and Estonian Centre for Defence Investment. Projcet aims to adapt the transport infrastructure in Estonia for the civilian-defense dual-use. The project concerns multimodal transport links addressing maritime, railway, and road mobility. Project period is 2022-2026 and budget in total 62,3 mln EUR.
Within the project will be constructed new 310 m long quay and 10 ha terminal area, reconstructed Kanama viaduct of Tallinn ringroad over Tallinn-Parnu-Ikla road (E67) and 22,50 kilometres of railways on Tartu─Valga route.
Port of Tallinn will construct the new quay to the Paldiski South Harbour to serve up to 310 m long vessels for dual-use (military mobility) purposes and of the adjacent storage area needed for cargo loading and the connections to roads.
As part of the project, the Port of Tallinn is building a new quay (quay no. 6a) with a length of 310 m and a minimum depth of -13.5 m along with the adjacent storage area up to 10 ha for both civilian and military use in Paldiski South Harbor. The quay will be equipped with a ramp with a width of 30 m and a capacity of 120 t for loading and unloading ro-ro goods. The Paldiski South Harbour has a very good railway and road connections to and from the harbour, which gives a good opportunity to handle and transport high volume of cargo (dry bulk, ro-ro, general cargo, oil products). The port is well-placed to become a leading port to support the creation of wind-farms in the Baltic Sea. The cost of the contract is 53.2 million euros, of which 20 million euros is a grant from the European Commission within the framework of the EstMilMob project.