The world’s first recycling facility built for the purpose of recycling vessels and drilling rigs is situation at the port in Frederikshavn. The construction of the facility is now finished and Modern American Recycling Services Europe (M.A.R.S. Europe), whom have leased the area, are ready for the grand opening. On Sunday, September 22 at 13.00 – 16.00 everyone interested is therefore invited to visit the new area, where you can see the purification plant with the two large 2,500 m³ storage tanks, the ship ramp for hauling of vessels up to panamax-size and the skidding area for the landing of offshore installations of up to 50,000 ton.
Apart from the impressive constructions, there will be information signs describing each of the facilities. Free coffee and cake will be served.
- We have been looking forward to this day, where we can grant access to the area. We are very grateful for the reception and back-up from the municipality and the town. We would therefore like to thank sincerely and hope that many of you would like to celebrate the opening together with us. We are looking forward to showing you all the premises. And we are looking forward to celebrating that we are ready to start working. The first employments are in place, and we continue to employ until the site is in full operation, says Kim Thygesen, General manager at M.A.R.S. Europe.
CEO at Port of Frederikshavn, Mikkel Seedorff Sørensen is also looking forward to the opening of the new recycling facility:
- There is no doubt that it will be a day of celebration. When you have been a part of the construction process from the beginning, it is an amazing feeling to have reached this goal and now be able to overlook the impressive area. Frederikshavn has gained a recycling facility with focus on safety and sustainability, which we all can be proud of. The opening is the kick-off of an enormous sustainability adventure in Northern Jutland, where more than 200 jobs will be created with focus on the circular economy. That is strong and it must be celebrated, says Mikkel Seedorff Sørensen.
M.A.R.S. expects to start operations in October 2019, after which the area will be closed due to ISPS rules and safety purposes. This is therefore a unique opportunity for you to se the 290,000 m² recycling area, before the facilities are taken into use.
Parking will be on the 600 m quay, follow the parking signs from Nordhavnsvej.