MT Højgaard Danmark wins Port of Rønne expansion contract

MT Højgaard Danmark, a business unit of MT Højgaard Holding, has won a turnkey contract for the continued expansion of the Port of Rønne.

Photo courtesy of the Port of Rønne

The contract includes the two next phases of the work to future-proof the harbor, allowing the Port of Rønne to increasingly fulfil its obligations as Bornholm’s primary supply and business harbor and the Baltic Sea’s canter for green energy.

MT Højgaard Danmark was also contractor on the first phases of the expansion of the Port of Rønne, which was completed in 2022.

Stage 3 of the future-proofing is about creating more than 100,000 m2 of larger project area in the south end of the port, among other things by partially filling the former fishing basin, where there is minimal activity today. In addition, a new Ro-Ro ramp and a new approx. 280 m long quay will be established opposite the current in the south end of the port.

Stage 4 includes extension of the southern outer fault, and a removal of the inner piers and dredging. This results in improved navigation and maneuvering conditions in the harbor with a much calmer harbor base. Finally, the port will establish a multipurpose quay in the western part of the port. The multipurpose quay creates improved opportunities for several business areas (e.g. bulk and cruise), and thus generally better conditions for the port’s customers as a whole.

Work on future-proofing Port of Rønne A/S will begin at the end of 2023, when the necessary permits and approvals are in place.