Up to 2018 the Port of Frederikshavn is being expanded significantly, it will among other be possible to receive larger ships and more cargo. The construction is well in progress, and on Saturday, March 4, 2017 nearly 2,000 people visited the construction site despite the rain and the cold weather in order to come close to the municipality’s largest construction site and experience the expansion up close.
Within the three hours, where the work was partially on stand-by, the many visitors could walk along the 400 metres temporary working road and further onto the 600 metres quay. There was great activity just outside the visiting area and many of the visitors could see the work being carried out on the breakwaters and part of the quay construction.
Posters with information regarding the port expansion were situated along the route and the port staff was present in strength to answer question asked by the inquisitive visitors.
The large construction machines were very interesting to both the adults and the children, and many took the opportunity to sit in one of the enormous machines.
For everyone with the urge for heights, it was also possible to be lifted 18 metres up into the air with a lift from CRAMO. An experience which presented a fantastic view over the entire construction site.
Approximately 80-100 children had a unique experience. They had the opportunity to experience the port expansion from a horse back, Istølt Frederikshavn offered a horseback riding tour on Icelandic horses.
Rocks of all sizes are being used for the port expansion. One of the larger rocks had been exhibited for the occasion on the construction site. With a guess on how much the rock weighed, the visitors could participate in a contest and win a gift certificate for Restaurant Panorama (value DKK 1,500). 630 visitors chose to participate in the contest. None of the contestants guessed the exact weight of the rock, which was 20,050 kg (the rock was weighed by Per Aarsleff A/S), however 12 contestants entered a qualified guess of 20,000 kg or 20,100 kg. Therefore, lots were drawn between the 12 closest guesses and the lucky winner was Kirsten Vrangbak. Congratulation to Kirsten, who can now enjoy a nice dinner at Restaurant Panorama and enjoy the view over the port expansion during the dinner.
The winner has been contacted directly.