Hirtshals Yard is fully operating

Hirtshals Yard is fully operating

31-01-2019 12:00:00

After a thorough renovation that took place last autumn, the floating dock in the Port of Hirtshals is now back in its permanent place. With the docking of M/V Franklin, Hirtshals Yard is again fully operating after a challenging autumn, where the yard's floating dock capsized, and a renovation became necessary.

“Both our company and its employees have experienced a rough period, but we are now back on track, but we are back with new frameworks and a stronger organization. We have always been on the market, and now we can get back to delivering repairs and reconstructions,” says CEO of Hirtshals Yard, Rasmus Brohus,

As the floating dock was being renovated, the roof was removed. This has increased the dock's lifting capacity by 800 tons, which means that the dock can handle tonnage of 3,100 tons. By removing the 30 year old roof, the dock now has no limits to how tall ships can be, which enables Hirtshals Yard to take in larger ships.

Once the yard's work on M/V Franklin is finished, Hirtshals Yard has new tasks to attend to. The yard now wanrs to focus on offering servicing of the ships that fit the yards new framework conditions.

Hirtshals Yard acquired a new majority shareholder in January 2019, when Hornsnes Invest took over 60 percent of the shares in Hirtshals Yard and invested millions in the yard. The new local investors are ensuring a solid fundament for the company. 100 jobs are maintained at the yard and at subcontractors.

Source: Hirtshals Havn / Maritime Danmark

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