News and press releases

  • 21.01.2019

    Kvarken Link and RMC have signed a construction agreement for a new ferry

    One week ago, Kvarken Link and Rauma Marine Constructions signed a letter of intent concerning the new building of the Kvarken ferry. Today both parties have signed the actual construction agreement.
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  • 17.01.2019

    Unique Cooperation with Enthralling Contrasts

    Finnish and Swedish Destination Management Organisations join forces to attract more tourists to the Kvarken region
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  • 11.01.2019

    The new Kvarken ferry will be built in Raumo

    The new passenger ferry servicing the Vaasa-Umeå route will be built by Rauma Constructions. The Board of Directors of Kvarken Link have today decided to enter into a Letter of Intent with Rauma Marine Constructions Oy (RMC).
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  • 29.11.2018

    We Are A Coherent Growth Region – Time to Rethink the Map!

    Mr. Arne Langset, secretary-general of Indre Helgeland county in Norway, visited the Kvarken Council’s office in Bock’s Corner Brewery last week to discuss the new cooperation structure and the future.
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  • 23.11.2018

    The Kvarken Council EGTC is Making Progress

    On 21 May, 2018, the Kvarken Council’s AGM took the historical decision to transform the Council from being a registered association into an EGTC, European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation. The Kvarken Council’s Board serves as the working committee for the EGTC process and the Council’s office has, as commissioned by the Board, started work to transform the legal form of the Council from a registered association into an EGTC. Here is a brief overview of the process.
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  • 16.11.2018

    Brainstorming Session for Space Enthusiasts - Welcome!

    Interested in space economy and satellites? Join KvarkenSat brainstorming workshop on 5.12 at Bock’s in Vaasa!
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  • 19.09.2018

    Kvarken traffic anniversary seminar culminated in presentation of ferry plans

    The 70th anniversary of the Kvarken traffic and the fifth anniversary of the NLC Ferry shipping company, also known as Wasaline, was celebrated with a seminar onboard M/S Wasa Express on 13 September 2018. The seminar theme was the past, present and future prospects of the Kvarken ferry connection.
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  • 19.09.2018

    Project platforms approved for the first time in Interreg Baltic Sea Region

    Six project platforms were selected by the Monitoring Committee of Interreg Baltic Sea Region at its 9th meeting 7th of June 2018 in Tallinn. The platforms join efforts of several projects funded by different programmes dealing with transport corridors, rescue actions at the coast and sea, clean shipping, water management,...
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  • 12.07.2018

    Kvarken Link AB has invited four shipyards to hand in their binding offers

    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.
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  • 05.07.2018

    Bryt ad hoc -beteendet i fråga om gränsregionala infrastrukturprojekt

    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.
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