Jan de Nul/Zublin consortium wins Odense contract
A major contract for the expansion of the Lindø port of Odense in Denmark has been awarded to a consortium comprising the Belgian company of Jan de Nul and local contractor Züblin A/S.
This contract which is valued at $56 million is for a major expansion project in the port which will see addition quay space as well as facilities for handling heavy loads.
This consortium will be called JV Lindø port of Odense and according to the official announcement, this capital development program will involve the creating of a new land area which will be fronted by one kilometre of new quay wall which will be known as the Terminal North. The new land area will extend to 500,000 square metres and will be an extension of the existing port facilities that have now reached close to maximum capacity.
The dedicated heavy load area that will be created on the quayside will be 30 metres wide and 100 metres long and has been designed to especially for the operation of very large mobile and crawler cranes. This section is aimed at the requirements of the offshore wind industry which is very active in the waters off the Danish east coast and the section of quay will be capable of handling loadings of 70 tonnes per square metre.
The new land area for the port will be created by infilling the area with sand, soil and gravel, much if it obtained from dredging operations at the port. This new area will be created in sections over the next few years.
“Almost nine years ago we started the project of expanding the port at Lindø, and today we take a giant leap towards the finalising by closing the full extension with one large contract,” commented Carsten Aa, the CEO at the Lindø port of Odense A/S. We are looking forward to the cooperation with Jan de Nul and Züblin, whom we already know very well. And with full confidence in both quality and timeframe, we can now – together with our customers – move forward in planning the projects for 2020 and onwards.”
New areas of nature reserves will be created to seaward of the port area to help compensate for the disturbance caused by the new construction work.
By Dag Pike
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