Ekensbergs Wharf now my home
Bergsunds Mechanical Workshop
Even though the whole of Ekensberg is a residential green area
in a very quite neighbourhood, there was a lot of industry located
here and was a busling hub of shipbuilding activity. Even just round
the estuary over Mortviken and over the hill is one of Alfred Nobels factories.
his also meant that the plant was expanded to include new floating docks, gantries, cranes and a 120-meter assembly hall. In 1929 opened the Hammarbyleden channel, which was an important prerequisite for the large investments carried out.
During the 1930s including iron structures to Tranebergs and Västerbron (Tranberg- and West Bridge) to be built at the shipyard. In 1942 Ekensberg Wharf . was purchased by Salénrederierna (Salén Lines). Capacity at the shipyard was expanded even further with new slipway, quays, floating docks, cranes and new machinery at the workshops. One problem, however, began to become increasingly apparent, the shipyard was located on the Mälaren (Mälaren Lake), and the ships were to be delivered to Saltsjön. out to the open sea. Both the passage ways by the canals, Södertälje Canal, Slussen and Hammarbyleden channels in the long run were too narrow to accommodate the increased demand for larger vessels.
In addition to shipbuilding was also the production of cast iron bridges an important industry for the company. In the early 1900s was also invested in crude oil production engines. After financially successful years around the turn of the century began Bergsunds Mek. Workshop have problems with profitability. 1916 sold to Finnboda Stockholms Rederi AB Svea. The company went into liquidation 1924 but was reconstructed and continued their activities to 1929 when the entire shop area was demolished to make way for housing.
After Salén Lines in 1970 became the sole owner of Finnboda Wharf in Nacka, Ekensberg Wharf was shut down and all activity ceased in 1971. The dockyard was purchased by the City of Stockholm 1972, Which in turn in the early 1980s, built apartments in the area . Today only one building is left, which reminds us of what used to be.
Ekensberg is an extensive informally named area of the north-western tip of the district Gröndal in a Southern district in the municipality of Stockholm . Söder om Ekensberg ligger Mörtviken . South of Ekensberg lies the estuary Mörtviken (Roach estuary) .
Between the years 1873 - 1971 there was an active wharf In the western part of the area called Ekensbergs Varv (Ekensbergs wharf) .
Ekensberg was founded in 1873 by Stockholms Transport- & Bogserings AB company, OR Transportbolaget/TB (founded 1870)
Originally, the plant thought only to meet the transport company's own needs, but gradually began to hire outsiders to the yard. Until the years around the turn of the century they conducted mainly repair and service activities at the Ekensberg Wharf. In 1906 they built the first motor powered ships.
Until 1924, When the Transportation Company was declared bankrupt, there increased the construction of buildings outstretching with several new workshops and slips. The wharf operation was taken over in 1925 by a newly formed bank owned company AB Ekensbergs Varv.
Over the next few years, the yard to take over both the technical operating staff and wharf workers, and a large clientele of the closed Bergsunds Mechanical Workshop.
After the shipbuilding activity ceased and was dismantled, houses were built in the 1980s. Ekensbergsskolan (Ekensberg School) was built in 1980 .
Ekensberg is also a district name in the local area.
Ekensberg was during the years 1926 - 1934 city area name for most of the current Gröndal.
Base Area Ekensberg covers three blocks and had 1099 inhabitants in 2005.
I moved here in 1989.