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Esbjerg Port celebrates Østhavn expansion

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  • €100 million project will consolidate Esbjerg as the leading North Sea port for the wind turbine industry, say port officials

The Port of Esbjerg celebrated the opening of its expanded Østhavn, or East Harbour, on Friday.

The 650,000 square metre expansion of Denmark’s largest harbour will, according to the port, consolidate Esbjerg’s position as the leading North Sea port for the wind turbine industry and increase its potential to develop and grow other business areas.

The opening ceremony was attended by the Mayor of Esbjerg, Johnny Søtrup and the Danish Minister of Transport, Henrik Dam Kristensen.

The project took a total of two years to complete at a cost of approximately €100 million.

Representatives from the wind turbine industry will be the first to move into the new area, which features facilities specially designed for testing, pre-assembly and shipping of offshore wind turbines. The Østhavn is also designed to accommodate the needs of the oil and gas industry, as well as ro-ro and container operators.


 

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