Port Esbjerg building new offshore wind site, Siemens Gamesa settles first
The construction site for the new offshore wind facility at Port Esbjerg. Source: Port Esbjerg.
The Port Esbjerg on the southwest coast of Jutland in Denmark has started the construction of a new facility that will be handling components for offshore wind turbines as demand for such activities is increasing.
The port announced this on Friday, saying that it designed the 6,200-sq-m facility earlier this year after identifying a need for storage and assembly capacity for these gigantic components, the size of which makes their transportation on land difficult.
Jorton A/S will undertake the construction work after winning the contract in a tender. The first tenant of the new building will be Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (BME:SGRE), which already is carrying out many activities at the port.
“It’s clear that even in 2023, the facilities available at the ports around the North Sea will be insufficient to meet the demand, and we’re therefore very pleased that the facility will be completed already next year,” stated Port Esbjerg CEO Dennis Jul Pedersen.
According to Esbjerg Mayor Jesper Frost Rasmussen, the port has prepared a plan for large-scale offshore wind that will require major investments in the years ahead. The current project is estimated to cost a three-digit million sum.