Danish port of Kalundborg is looking to expand its port area by some 330,000 square metres with deep water at the entrance to the Baltic Sea.
The New West Port, as the new port area is called, will have a 500 metres long quay, and the water depth will be 15 metres.
Out of the 330,000 square metres, 50,000 square metres will initially be used for Kalundborg Container Terminal, but with the possibility of later expansions, 68,500 square metres will be used for a quay road, internal roads, etc, while the remaining 211,500 square metres would be rented out.
The port of Kalundborg said that the construction work is scheduled to start in the autumn 2017, adding that the whole port area will be ready for use by February 1, 2019.
The country’s port of Esbjerg has also initiated a process “to clarify the expansion possibilities.” Namely, the port is looking to prepare for an expected increase in activity towards 2030.
Esbjerg informed that it needs to add another 1 million square meters and 1 km of additional quay length from 2022 to 2030. The formal environmental impact assessment process, including public consultations, is expected to start in the early autumn.