Harbor believes in expansion despite refusal
The government is not undeeway with a port package, nor with possible support for the expansion of Søby Harbor on Ærø, which will provide the basis for an expansion of Søby Shipyard. Yet there is optimism in Søby.
Søby Harbor has plans for an expansion of the harbor, which will benefit Søby Shipyard, which will allow for larger ships to be repaired.
But the 100 million DKK, which Søby Harbor needs in state aid is not underway. There is no money for a port package or other major infrastructure investments, the transport minister writes in an email to fyens.dk.
But it does not change the plans in Søby Harbor, says port project coordinator Rico Boye Jensen to fyens.dk.
"Not at all. We know that we are not included in the finance law they are negotiating right now and that there is no pool where a there’s a port package in it. But we have a lot of different statements that claim that it’s underway," says Rico Boye Jensen.
If the port is expanded, Søby Shipyard has plans for an expansion too.
Source: fyens.dk / Maritime Denmark