Tallinn to invest in new cruise facility

2020-01-13T11:05:45+00:00 January 13th, 2020|Ports|

The Port of Tallinn has signed an agreement with YIT Eesti for the construction of new cruise terminal in Tallinn Old City Harbour.

The value of the contract is €13.7 mill and it will be completed in July, 2021.

Included will be a three-storey terminal building with a net area of around 4,000 sq m, a pedestrian promenade area at the pier, children’s playground and parking spaces.

The multi-functional and environmentally friendly cruise terminal will be built in the Old City Harbour in the immediate vicinity of existing cruise quays.

Both the interior and exterior architecture have focused on the best environmental performance of materials and equipment, the port said. The building will be heated by sea and energy will also be drawn from solar panels.

Outside the cruise season, the building, which can accommodate up to 2,000 people, will be used for events, concerts or conferences.

Tallinn’s cruise season lasts from the end of April to October. In 2019, 338 cruise ships and 656,000 cruise passengers visited Tallinn Old City Harbour.

The terminal building’s technical design is based on a study that explored how to implement energy efficient, ecological and sustainable solutions in the new building to which suit the Nordic climate and would allow the building to be operated outside the cruise season.

The study was supported by the European Union funding for the Green Cruise Port project implemented under the Interreg Baltic Sea Programme.