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The enlargement of Port of Roenne has taken a major step closer the goal

MT Højgaard Denmark has completed the expansion of Galløkken and the second phase of the port expansion of Port of Roenne. The work has followed the schedule and with increased use of local contractors.

The future-proofing of the Port of Roenne is progressing according to plan and at the end of 2022, MT Højgaard Danmark will hand over the second phase of the port expansion and the expansion of Galløkken to the project area.

For the past year and a half, MT Højgaard Denmark has been working on an expansion of the outer pier in the industrial port of Roenne by 475 meters, as well as the establishment of an additional 300-meter heavy cargo quay with 50,000 m2 of hinterland. The two tasks, as well as the expansion of Galløkken, will result in a total of approximately 100,000 m2 of new port area.

The expansion of Port of Roenne's second phase is exactly as planned according to the port's master plan, which will prepare Port of Rønne A/S for the increased demands placed on the port's customers, and the expansion will thus contribute to future-proofing the function as a commercial port on Bornholm.

- With the expansion, we can continue the significant growth we are experiencing, especially in the shipping of offshore wind from Bornholm. Our ambition is to maintain our position as the most attractive port in the Baltic Sea for the installation of offshore wind, and we have strengthened this competitive position significantly with the expansion, which is planned to accommodate all the port's business areas, says Lars Nordahl Lemvigh, CEO of Rønne Havn A/S.

MT Højgaard Denmark is proud and happy that the project has been completed completely according to schedule.

- Bornholm is often called the sunshine island, but compared to many other places in Denmark, the weather with more often strong winds and big waves has been a bit of a challenge. Despite the challenges, we have still been able to keep our tight schedule and completed the project on time, and with great help from the local suppliers, says Project Manager Dan Locht from MT Højgaard Denmark, who has high praise for the local companies.

In connection with the expansion, MT Højgaard Denmark has chosen to use a number of local subcontractors and has invested more than DKK 75 million in Bornholm companies.

With the completion of the second phase of the port expansion, Port of Roenne has taken an important step in future-proofing the port. This summer, the Port of Roenne also brought forward two planned stages, which are described in the Master Plan 2050.

The work on the establishment of the next stages will not begin until 2023 at the earliest, and is planned to provide 10 hectares of additional multi-purpose project area for offshore projects, among other things. Port of Roenne A/S is in the process of regulatory consideration of this part of future-proofing, and is planning a tender round for the project during 2023.