Ongoing EU Projects
The goal of the project is to offer better service to passengers of Europe’s one of the busiest ferry routes between Tallinn and Helsinki by developing the infrastructure in both Tallinn and Helsinki ports, as well as supporting the completion of the LNG-fueled passenger ferry Megastar.
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.