Hanstholm Harbor on the right track
The Board of Directors of Hanstholm Harbor has expressed great satisfaction with the ongoing procurement process at yesterday's board meeting. Calculations show that the harbor expansion will create 450 new jobs in Hanstholm.
"The offer has attracted some of Europe's most talented entrepreneurs, and both the board and management are generally very pleased with the process and dialogue with the entrepreneurs. All bidders have extensive experience with complex water construction projects, and several have also come up with suggestions for optimizing the design of the project,"says Martin Vestergaard, Chairman of Hanstholm Harbor.
The tender, a so-called negotiated call, was launched in early February, and eight consortia applied for prequalification. At the end of March, the field was reduced to five based on a detailed review of the individual consortium's finances, experience with similar projects, equipment, etc.
The second round of negotiations will take place in August, after which the consortia will calculate their "best and final offer". The final contract signature will take place in October 2017, and the expansion, which will cost well over half a billion DKK, will start in spring 2018.
Prior to the board meeting,the municipality council in Thisted Municipality approved that proposals for a changed local plan and EIA are issued in public consultation until July 27, 2017. A congress meeting on the expansion will be held on June 28 at 19.00.
Source: HanstholmHavn / Maritime Denmark