MABA II

MABA II

MIDWAY ALIGNMENT - BOTNIA ATLANTICA II (MABA II)

The aim of the MABA II project is to facilitate cross-border infrastructure investments in the BA region by producing background materials for the said purpose.

The project will perform the following measures: examination of the Kvarken ports TEN-T status and Core links, investigation and analysis of the existing resources current state, including the drafting of cross-border port statistics, in-depth Impact Analysis, follow-up and deepening of the regional and national developmental impacts of the new ferry and the strengthened Kvarken connection, analysis of the final ferry design, planning/tender documentation for the port and terminal areas and the new ferry, investigation of various financing alternatives, dissemination of knowledge and information, participation in seminars and exhibitions, and meetings with relevant national and EU-level authorities. These measures will be implemented in close collaboration with the regions authorities and economic life.

The goal of MABA II is to present by the end of the project well-prepared background materials, reports and analyses so that the development process of the east-west transport corridor can continue and the regional, national and EU-level authorities can make decisions regarding future measures. These goals are to be achieved by creating and producing reports and analyses regarding the Kvarken ports TEN-T-status and TEN-T Core links, producing and presenting investigations about alternative financing options, and starting the planning work connected to the development of the port and terminal areas and the new ferry.

Co-financers

Kvarken Council (Lead Part, FI), Regional Council of Ostrobothnia (FI), Region Västerbotten (SE), Infrastruktur i Umeå AB (SE), City of Vaasa (FI), Umeå municipality (SE), Vaasa Region Development Company VASEK (FI)

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Project facts

Project name: Midway Alignment - Botnia Atlantica II (MABA II)

Priority: Transport

Specific objective: Increased number of strategies connected to sustainable transportation links in east-west direction

Lead partner: Kvarken council

Other project partners: Infrastruktur i Umeå AB (SE), Vaasa Region Development Company VASEK (FI)

Project timetable: 2016-09-15 - 2018-12-31

Budget Sweden/Finland: 827 500 EUR

EU-support: 496 500 EUR (60 % of budget Sweden/Finland)

TOTAL PROJECT BUDGET: 827 500 EUR

 

2018-04-18 Hammarstedt/ Nya färjan är i hamn | Västerbottens-Kuriren
2018-04-23 Vasa går i borgen för ny Kvarkenfärja | Västerbottens-Kuriren
2018-4-16 25 miljoner euro för ny Kvarkenfärja | Västerbottens-Kuriren

2018-01-02 De vill se bättre förbindelser över Kvarken | Transportochlogistik.se
2018-02-11 Österbotten i slagläge, Vbl
2018-02-15 Färjan ska drivas med gas eller el, Vbl
2018-02-15 Rahanhakua ei saa mokata, Pohj
2018-4-24 Malaxstyrelsen beredd ge bidrag till nya Kvarkenfärjan - Vasabladet
2018-4-24 Pääministeri Juha Sipilä kiitteli Merenkurkun laivarahoitusta | Yle Uutiset | yle.fi
2018-04-25 Hemliga siffror kring Vasas borgenbeslut, Vbl
2018-04-25 Sipilä löftet om färjan håller, Vbl
2018-04-25 Sipilä suostuttelee oppositiota taakseen, Pohj
2018-04-25 Stort strategiskt framtidsbeslut, Vbl
2018-04-26 Merenkurkun uusi laiva tuo hyvää koko lakeudelle, Pohj
2018-04-29 Merenkurkkuun kelluva laboratorio
2018-05-08 Laivalla Sinistä tietä pitkin, Pohj.pdf

2017-01-30 Byt namn för att få fart på färjan | Västerbottens-Kuriren
2017-12-22 Kvarkentrafikens julklapp väntas i april, Vbl

2017-08-10 Årets handelskammare finns i Österbotten - Vasabladet
2017-08-31 Ministeriet lovar pengar för Kvarkentrafiken - Vasabladet
2017-08-31 Päälobbaaja Häyry/ Lobbaus on onnistunutta, vaikka laivahanke ei saanut rahaa | Pohjalainen
2017-08-31 Vaasa ei saa vielä 25 miljoonan euron laivarahoja, Kokkola sai satamarahaa 45 miljoonaa | Pohjalainen
2017-08-31 Kvarkenmiljoner saknas i budgeten - Vasabladet
2017-11-06 Anna-Maja Henriksson- www.anna-maja.fi
2017-11-19 Kvarkenmiljonerna i hamn först nästa år, Vbl

2017-03-05 Finland driver på Midway Alignment | Västerbottens-Kuriren
2017-03-31 Ny Kvarkenfärja diskuterades i Umeå/ "Flyter på bra" | Österbotten | svenska.yle.fi
2017-05-29 Tidtabellen håller för ny Kvarkenfärja | Österbotten | svenska.yle.fi
2017-06-27 EIBn pankkiirit Vaasaan, uusi hakemus valmisteilla-Pohjalainen
2017-06-27 Investeringsbank vill diskutera ny färja, Vbl

News

  • 19.09.2018
    Merenkurkun liikenteen 70-vuotisjuhlavuotta ja NLC Ferry -laivayhtiön – tai tutummin Wasalinen –viisivuotista taivalta juhlistettiin seminaarilla M/S Wasa Expressillä 13.9.2018. Juhlaseminaarin teemana oli Merenkurkun laivayhteyden historia, nykytila ja tulevaisuuden näkymät.
  • 19.09.2018
    Six project platforms were selected by the Monitoring Committee of Interreg Baltic Sea Region at its 9th meeting 7th of June 2018 in Tallinn.
  • 12.07.2018
    Kvarken Link AB is exploring the conditions fora new ferry for the Kvarken traffic between Vaasa and Umeå. After a comprehensive analysis ofthe received reports Kvarken Link AB has invited four shipyards to the final round to hand in their binding offers for a new ferry. Three of the shipyards are from Europe and one is from Asia.
  • 05.07.2018
    Dagens planeringssystem för infrastruktur brister när det gäller ett gränsöverskridande perspektiv, vilket riskerar hämma utvecklingen av öst-västliga transporter i Norden. Projektet E12 Atlantica Transport har därför sammanställt problembilden och utarbetat förslag till åtgärder. Projektet har bl.a. samlat trafikmyndigheterna från Sverige, Norge och Finland till ett unikt möte.
  • 05.07.2018
    Otillräcklig gränsöverskridande infrastrukturplanering har konsekvenser. Kvarkenrådets direktör Mathias Lindström berättar om det man i Kvarkenregionen fått erfara och Andreas Forsgren om det som åstadkommits i projektet E12 Atlantica Transport för att underlätta gränsöverskridande arbete. (Almedalen 5.7.2018)
  • 25.06.2018
    Jubileumsseminarium: Kvarkentrafiken 70 och NLC Ferry 5 år Kvarkenförbindelsens historia, nutid och framtidsutsikter
  • 25.06.2018
    Välkommen till seminarier där vi diskuterar viktiga infrastrukturfrågor med politiker och tjänstemän från hela Norden.
  • 18.06.2018
    Olav Jern has a long experience of Nordic co-operation and of work with Kvarken issues. In the autumn, he has together with the Kvarken Council’s personnel draft a new three-year strategy for the Kvarken Council. In his welcoming address, Mr Olav Jern touched upon some central guidelines in the strategy plan.
  • 15.06.2018
    Starting from August 2018, the Kvarken Council will run a three-year project, together with four project partners and fifteen co-financiers, in order to improve the visibility and attract more visitors to the Kvarken region through cross-border cooperation. The project is called Destination Kvarken and it is financed by Interreg Botnia-Atlantica programme.
  • 15.06.2018
    The three-year project NSB CoRe, North Sea Baltic Connector of Regions, has been operating since the spring 2016, with the aim of improving traffic and land use within the North Sea Baltic corridor, included in the transeuropean TEN-T transport network, in a way which will bring forth the best possible benefits in traffic investments. The ambition is to transform the chain of individual cities along the transport corridor into one functional entity. Kvarken Council is one of the project partners.
  • 05.06.2018
    NordicHub – en nationell kompetenshub för nordiskt affärskunnande Den 13.6 kl. 18–21 samlas vi till en Passion for Nordic-kväll på Bock´s Corner i Vasa. Under det interaktiva evenemanget öppnar vi tillsammans nya perspektiv på vårt Nordic Growth Region-koncept under ledning av Mari K. Niemi, ledare för Innolab vid Vasa universitet. Välkommen!
  • 23.05.2018
    Press release Kvarken Council 2018/05/23
  • 18.05.2018
    After the proposals of the European Commission for the new Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), the European Straits Initiative expresses its strong concerns regarding the future of cross-border cooperation on maritime borders. Therefore, European Straits Initiative crave the European Commission to take into account a couple of recommendations in the future regulations. Read more:
  • 20.04.2018
    Idag offentliggjordes på Inhemska Resemässan i Tammerfors att Kalle´s Inn från Korsholm har valts till Årets inhemska turismföretag.
  • 02.04.2018
    21 maj 2018 i Umeå Välkommen och diskutera det nordiska samarbetets framtid och möjligheter
  • 28.03.2018
    The E12 Atlantica Transport’s final conference in Vaasa, Finland, ended with a round table discussion. How shall we utilize the project outcome and what challenges are we now facing? What will be the next step – and perhaps the most important question of all – who will do what?
  • 28.03.2018
    Good and functioning freight and passanger transports are important prerequisites for continued positive development and prosperity in the Nordic countries. In the E12 final conference the participants learned about both the perspectives – and also about the view of the tourism industry on regional infrastructure
  • 28.03.2018
    Nordic Council, the official body for inter-parliamentary cooperation, attended the final conference of E12 Atlantica Transport project, represented by the Council’s senior advisor Mr Johan Lindblad. He summed up the project from the Nordic perspective as being ”superb, concrete and useful”
  • 28.03.2018
    The three-year project NSB CoRe, North Sea Baltic Connector of Regions, has been operating since the spring 2016, with the aim of improving traffic and land use within the North Sea Baltic corridor as part of the transeuropean TEN-T transport network. As NSB CoRe aims to improve the accessibility of the Eastern Baltic Sea Region to freight and passenger traffic, it is also linked with the E12 Atlantica Transport project
  • 28.03.2018
    Over the years, the Kvarken Council has directed determined and consistent efforts to secure the ferry route across the Kvarken Strait, vital for cross-border cooperation.
  • 28.03.2018
    The final conference of E12 Atlantica Transport project, held in Vaasa, Finland on 14th–15th March, 2018, started with the overall presentation of the project findings and of the border barriers detected. The presentation was given by Mr Jerker Sjögren from Jesjo Konsult and Mr Lars Westin, professor at CERUM at the University of Umeå in Sweden
  • 27.03.2018
    Kom och bekanta dig med Kvarkenrådets Botnia-Atlantica projekt Spotlight High‐Low Coast som visar upp sig på Österbottens Stormässa 7–8.4 i Botniahallen i Korsholm
  • 16.03.2018
    Dagens planeringssystem för infrastruktur brister när det gäller ett gränsöverskridande perspektiv, vilket riskerar hämma utvecklingen av öst-västliga transporter i Norden. Projektet E12 Atlantica Transport har därför sammanställt problembilden och utarbetat förslag till åtgärder. Projektet är inne på slutrakan och den 8 mars samlade man trafikmyndigheterna från Sverige, Norge och Finland till ett unikt möte på Arlanda
  • 15.03.2018
    E12 Atlantica Transport’s Outcome: Unique, Joint Traffic Strategy A joint vision – and a description how to reach it together
  • 16.02.2018
    Gränshinderrådet har skapat en länkportal som ska hjälpa näringslivet att navigera - ett viktigt resultat av det nordiska gränshinderarbetet 2017
  • 15.02.2018
    The project management company Kvarken Link Ab Oy, jointly owned by the Municipality of Umeå in Sweden and the City of Vaasa in Finland, has on 18th of January, 2018 sent a so-called RFI/Request for Information to 17 shipyards around the world.
  • 20.12.2017
    The Kvarken Region – A Model for Crossborder Cooperation All Over the World
  • 20.12.2017
    Vi har lagt bak oss et spennende og lærerikt år i E 12 Atlantica Transport
  • 20.12.2017
    Spotlight High-Low Coast har haft ett händelserikt år
  • 04.12.2017
    Projektet Spotlight High-Low Coast har låtit producera filmer i syfte att marknadsföra Kvarkens Skärgård, Höga Kusten samt Umeåregionen tillsammans.
  • 27.11.2017
    Cabbage grown in Ostrobothnia in Finland has found its way across the Kvarken Strait to Westrobothnia in Sweden. The farmer Tony Granholm from Petsmo, Finland and the refiner Grönsaksfabriken AB, with Magnus Conradzon at the helm, are both very pleased with this cooperation. The transport distance is a short one, and the customers in Umeå, Sweden, can now enjoy if not absolutely local, then at least locally produced and good cabbage all the year round.
  • 15.11.2017
    För första gången styr Birka Cruises​ sommarens långkryssningar till Vasa i Finland. Resan sker i kombination med succésatsningen på Höga kusten.
  • 08.11.2017
    In the newsletter you can, among other things, read about the strategy work, the projects and find the links to the beautiful films made to promote our common cross-border region.
  • 08.11.2017
    One of our key phrases for October was “short stop tactics”.
  • 07.11.2017
    Kvarken Council’s present strategy for 2014–2016, with aim at 2020, will expire at the year-end and work with drafting a new strategy is under way, with Mr Olav Jern at the helm. Olav has, for most of his career, worked with Nordic co-operation, characterized by good and frequent contacts with the Kvarken Council and its members and, consequently, he was just the right man for the job.
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