New pier improve arrivals at Rønne Harbor
Rønne Harbor plan to establish a solid outer pier to ensure better navigation conditions. The ferries to the island have been unable to get in or out of the harbor when the wind proves challenging. It has sometimes meant many hours of delays.
Rønne Harbor's board chairman Thomas Thors said that there must be built a new outer pier with entrance to the northwest instead of to the west where it is more exposed by strong winds.
In the autumn, Rønne Harbor A/S has been performing navigation simulations of the port at Force A/S, which according to Thomas Thors shows that arriving at Rønne following an expansion, can be safely executed even in hash weather, so ferry passengers don't have to be aboard for hours as a result of bad weather.
Rønne Harbor also want to attract a portion of the offshore industry in the construction and service of offshore wind farms, such as Kriegers Flak and other upcoming projects in the Baltic Sea on the border between Sweden, Denmark and Germany.
This is done partly through Offshore Center Bornholm, which is working to create and develop a maritime network based in Rønne Harbor. The network will be responsible for developing the maritime services, which the island can offer both on and off the island. If it is succesful, it can provide Bornholm with a considerable number of jobs.
Source: bornholm.nu / Maritime Denmark