Lindø launches port extension

Monday, 14 March, 2016 - 11:00
Lindø port extension will also see the development of Lindø Coastal Park that will eventually enable public access. (Graphic: Lindø Industripark)
Lindø port extension will also see the development of Lindø Coastal Park that will eventually enable public access. (Graphic: Lindø Industripark)

Lindø port of Odense has started a port extension for DKK358 million. Once the construction work is completed, Lindø port will dispose of an additional 500,000m2 of harbour area and new quays extending more than 1,000m.

The extension will be in stages of sand, soil and gravel fill, and within a few years a major part of the project area will come into use. The overall cost for the entire port extension is around 358 million Danish kroner.

”Development at Lindø has been much faster than anticipated. Therefore we have speeded up our port extension to allow us, within a few years, to offer new facilities both to our old clients and to new ones”, says Carsten Aa, CEO of Lindø port of Odense – the common denominator for Lindø Industrial Park and its owner, the Port of Odense.

The background for the port extension is an ongoing requirement for more space at Lindø where more or less all facilities are now leased out. Since the establishment in 2009 of Lindø Industrial Park, 88 companies in offshore and heavy industries have settled there. Including sub-contractors, 1,400 to 1,600 people are employed in the area today – during certain periods even up to 2,400 people.

At the same time, the management of Lindø port of Odense anticipates increasing demand for the handling of cargo at Lindø, just as it wishes to be well prepared for a situation when the future multi-million market for decommissioning – i.e. eco-friendly scrapping of offshore wind turbines and oil and gas platforms from the North Sea – will really gather momentum. As of today, Lindø disposes of the biggest and strongest gantry cranes of Northern Europe which are capable of lifting and transporting units of up to 1,000 tonnes, and the port extension will include the establishment of a special pavement area with a load-bearing capacity of 70t/m2, which will allow even very big mobile cranes to operate.

Katharina Garus / Lindø Industripark

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