Port Esbjerg gets expansion green light

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 27/09/2021 Port Esbjerg
Port Esbjerg has now been given the green light for a major port expansion. The announcement follows follows five years of development and planning.

The new expansion will see the construction of more than 500,000 square metres of extra port, which will increase the port area by 10 percent.

The port stated that it has been involved in more than half of all the offshore wind farms installed in Europe. In 2020 alone, 1,100 MW of offshore wind capacity was shipped out from the port.

Over the years, the port has supported the Horns Rev I and Horns Rev II projects as well as the Butendiek, Northwind, Sandbank, Dantysk, Humber Gateway and Westermost Rough projects.

“Port Esbjerg is of national importance, and our expansion is important so that especially the expansions of offshore wind in the North Sea can take place in time to ensure the desired reduction of greenhouse gases. At the same time, it is also the next, important part of the continuous development of the port. It is definitely a milestone,”
said Port Esbjerg's Chairman of the Board, Flemming N. Enevoldsen.


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