The first stone in the construction of New West Port at Kalundborg was thrown over the railing and into Kalundborg Fjord recently.
“It is a big day for Kalundborg and I am feeling very positive about the expansion of the port. This will create new jobs, a stronger business cluster and increased settlements for the benefit of the entire municipality,” said Martin Damm, Mayor of Kalundborg.
New West Port will initially be of 330,000 sq m, which will contain a 500 m long quay and will have a water depth of 15 m. The facilities will include facilities for cruise ships, among other ship types.
“We have now placed the first stone in the necessary foundation for the port and the surrounding business cluster, which will actively contribute to business development, employment in the area and the cruise development. If Kalundborg is to be attractive for port-using businesses and the larger cruise ships of the future we need the new space,” said Jakob Beck Jensen, Port of Kalundborg Chairman.
With a large number of approvals from relevant authorities and environmental agencies, the construction of New West Port has officially begun. The building of the new port area is divided into two contracts, one being the land – based construction, while the other covers the dredging. The Port of Kalundborg selected NCC Industry (Hercules Fundering) and Wasa Dredging.
“Ten years of planning has gone into New West Port and now the construction has finally begun,” said Bent Rasmussen, director of Kalundborg Port. The port expansion is scheduled to be completed in February, 2019.