Developing West Harbour

Helsinki is experiencing construction at a greater rate than ever before, and construction at Helsinki’s new maritime district, Jätkäsaari, is progressing at full speed. The shore area of Jätkäsaari, literally meaning ‘Dockers’ Island’, previously used for industrial and harbour purposes, is gradually being transformed into a district offering residential areas, workplaces and services.

Ongoing and future projects

Gate system for passenger vehicle check-in 

  • A smart port system will be implemented for passenger cars at the West Harbour to automate the guidance of vehicles boarding ships. The data system interfaces of the Port and shipping company will be integrated. The operations will be supported by a new preliminary identification point that identifies vehicles and measures them with scanners. Based on the preliminary identification data, the vehicle is guided on a vehicle-specific basis to the desired check-in lane and onwards to the desired boarding lane. 
  • This project is part of the streamlining of the sea traffic between Helsinki and Tallinn as well as the development of the Europe-wide Ten-T network. The project has received support from the EU investment project TWIN-PORT IV. 
  • Estimated to be completed in March 2021
  • Ongoing
Co-financed by the European Union TEN-T

Automooring for berth LJ8 

  • The Port of Helsinki will implement a second automatic mooring system for berth LJ8 of West Terminal 2 at the West Harbour. 
  • The project is part of the streamlining of the sea traffic between Helsinki and Tallinn as well as the development of the Europe-wide Ten-T network. The project has received support from the EU investment project TWIN-PORT III.
  • Estimated to be completed in February 2021
  • Ongoing
Co-financed by the European Union TEN-T

Recently completed

Solar power plant 

  • A new solar power plant was installed on the roof of West Terminal 2. The use of renewable solar energy reduces the Port’s carbon footprint directly by reducing the consumption of energy generated with fossil fuels. 
  • This project is connected to the implementation of the Port’s carbon neutral programme.
  • Completed in November 2020
     

West terminal 2 -project

The new West Terminal 2 was opened in February 2017 at the tip of Jätkäsaari.

  • terminal building 12 900 m2
  • two new quays
  • 350 metres of passenger corridors
  • 3 disembarkation bridges
  • duale ramp, allowing vehicles to be driven onto the ship on two levels at the same time
  • automooring system
  • deepening of the Pihlajasaari by-pass fairway
  • construction of the Tyynenmerenkatu street to the new terminal
  • vast arrangements in field areas
  • traffic arrangements
Co-financed by the European Union TEN-T