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New quay area for offshore decommissioning at Lindø port of Odense

New quay area for offshore decommissioning at Lindø port of Odense
Denmark’s Port of Odense is investing DKK358m ($53m) for an additional 500,000sq m of harbour area for decommissioning and cargo handling.

The expansion, an extension of the Lindø industrial park, will include the establishment of a special pavement area with a load-bearing capacity of 70 tonnes per sq m, new 1000m quays, and two new nature reserves along Odense Fjord to compensate for the development.

It is hoped this additional quay area will be used for cargo handling, as well as “to be well prepared for a situation when the future multi-million market for decommissioning of offshore wind turbines and oil and gas platforms from the North Sea – will really gather momentum,” according to a Lindø press statement.

”Development at Lindø has been much faster than anticipated,” said Carsten Aa, ceo of Lindø port of Odense. Therefore we have speeded up our port extension to allow us, within a few years, to offer new facilities both to our old clients and to new ones.”

The development follows the news that decommissioning of North Sea oil and gas assets could be worth $82bn over the next 25 years.