Norwegian net makers heading to Skagen
Skagen Harbour has signed a letter of intent with Norwegian Egersund AS TRÅL to settle with a net making facility at the port. Initially it will be a temporary location until stage 3 of the port expansion is completed, which will mean new areas.
"Egersund Tråls establishment will help to strengthen the service palette of Skagen Harbour. It is a company that has many customers in Norway and Denmark too. So we obviously hope that their establishment in Skagen can draw several fishing vessels to Skagen," says Willy B. Hansen, Managing Director of Skagen Harbour.
Egersund TRÅL AS is part of Egersund Group AS, which has 1,300 employees worldwide and a total turnover of 2,4 billion Norwegian kroner. Several ports have been in play for Egersund AS TRÅL who have chosen Skagen as the best option for establishing a new net making facility.
The intention agreement means that Skagen Harbour is examining the possibility of constructing a warehouse and a workshop at the current port area, while the plan is that Egersund TRÅL AS must have their permanent location on the new land in connection with stage 3 of the port expansion.
The stage 3 port expansion includes a land extension of approximately 150,000 m2 and 730 meters of new quay. Skagen is Denmark's largest fishing port and the purpose of stage 3 is to create even bigger and better framework for companies in relation to fisheries including both fishermen and the fishing industry.
Source: Skagen Havn / Maritime Denmark