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Kalundborg Harbour is deepened

Kalundborg Harbour is deepened

03-12-2016 10:00:00


Kalundborg Harbour has a contract to ensure a water depth of 10 meters in the docks at Pier 15. The water has decreased to about 9,5 meters due to so-called siltation, where sand and biomaterial, such as seaweed, has piled up at dock, which now must be purified.

"The project ensures that the largest subsea vessels can be docked and loaded in the port of Kalundborg. That part is enormously important, because it means that we can continue to serve our customer NOV Flexibles and its incoming special vessels. Thus, this particular facility investment is also crucial for the Kalundborg Harbour, because it maintains our unique position as Sealand's deepest port," said Port Director Bent Rasmussen.

To meet demand from its main customers, Kalundborg Harbour has triggered a renovation project to increase the water depth in the harbor. The solution is a partial dredging and deepening of the harbor, where around 16,800 m3 of material will be removed from an area of approximately 20,000 m2 in front of Pier 15.

Kalundborg Harbour has already offered the job at a tender and awarded it to Svendborg Dredging, who are specialists in the field. The work will start in the near future and should be completed by late January 2017. Cleanup work will cost the harbour about 1 million kroner.

In this way, Pier 15 will be ready for the vessel Lewek Constellation that requires maximum depth in the basin. The vessel is one of the world's largest cable and pipeline pavers and will come to Kalundborg in early February to pick up pipelines for a major project in Ghana.

Source: Kalundborg Havn / Maritime Denmark


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