Port of Hirtshals capital expansion plan on display

EU tender has just been announced for the Port of Hirtshals’ largest expansion program in its 100-year history, with a total budget of around DKK 1 billion ($146.8 million).

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Hirtshals is a town and seaport on the coast of Skagerrak on the island of Vendsyssel-Thy at the top of the Jutland peninsula in northern Denmark.

This capital expansion aims to significantly improve the navigation conditions and optimize the port’s facilities, allowing even more space for green energy projects, the port said.

According to their official announcement, the port is set to be expanded partly to improve the navigation conditions, allowing larger ships to dock at the port in harsher weather conditions than is currently the case.

Commenting the latest news, CEO of Port of Hirtshals, Per Holm Nørgaard, said: “With this tender, we take yet another significant step towards realizing the port expansion, expected to be completed in 2027.”

It once again emphasizes the substantial development of Port of Hirtshals, which is intended to support the port’s crucial role as a central traffic hub between Norway and Europe and as a key player in the green transition, where both the port’s facilities and navigational conditions will be crucial for the green transformation.

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The tender is decided based on an assessment of the best balance between price and quality, considering criteria such as:

  • carbon footprint and sustainability,
  • technical quality,
  • project management,
  • key personnel, etc.

Port of Hirtshals will submit the final bid for approval to the Hjørring City Council no later than the fall of 2024.