What changes will be made?

Vision image of the rebuilt port of Kapellskär

The biggest changes that will be made at the Port of Kapellskär during the rebuilding work will be the construction of a new pier with two new quay-berths and the expansion of the port esplanade area.

Ferry berths

Kapellskär currently has four quay-berths that were built in the 1960s and 1980s. The two oldest quay-berths must be either renovated or entirely rebuilt. As vessel sizes are increasing, both lengthwise and in draught, we have elected to build an entirely new pier at the southern end of the port. Dredging work carried out at the same time as the rebuilding work will provide deeper draughts at the port will also improve safety and the space available for the vessels to manoeuvre.

Larger esplanade area

The design of traffic flow at the port is not optimal for the efficient management of the number of vehicles that arrive at the Port of Kapellskär. By expanding the port esplanade area we will be able to introduce more efficient traffic solutions and also make the loading and unloading of vessels more efficient.


To provide a modern port with electricity, which also includes the shore provision of electricity for vessels in port, the electricity company Vattenfall needs to improve the electricity network supplying the port. As a first step in this process the port has already allowed a high voltage electricity sub-station to be built at the port.

Water and sewage

Vessels in port must be provided with fresh water. Water at the port was previously provided by the port's own well, which had a very limited capacity. For that reason we signed an agreement with the Municipality of Norrtälje to construct conduits to connect the Port of Kapellskär to the municipal water supply. Water-pipe connections to the port were completed in the summer of 2010.

Managing waste water

A modern port should also offer black and grey water management facilities for vessels in port. The Port of Kapellskär has already been able to construct a new sewage treatment plant. Each of the quay-berths in the reconstructed port will be connected to this waste water management facility and this will allow the vessels in port to offload their sewage. This waste water management facility will not only process sewage from the Port of Kapellskär, but will also serve most of Rådmansö island.

Development of the Swedish Maritime Administration

A small area of the port that will be affected by the reconstruction work houses a Pilot Station owned by the Swedish Maritime Administration. The Swedish Maritime Administration would like to develop this in consultation with the port.