The first phase of the port expansion was commenced on 1 March 2016.

“By the physical start-up, we’ve now reached a much-anticipated milestone. Practically every single day, we’re met with questions about the development of the project; and it has been difficult to explain the work going on behind scenes to the public. To get where we are now required a substantial effort from our employees – with Torben Gregersen and Søren Pilgaard leading the way; and therefore we’ll now look forward to see the physical development of the construction”, says Mikkel Seedorff Sørensen, Port of Frederikshavn’s managing director.

The dredger, Magni R, has commenced pumping sand both for inland area and foundation for the south breakwater.

Approx. 10,000 m³ of sand are expected to be dredged every 24 hours; and - during the period running to 14 April 2016 - this will total approx. 450,000 m³ of sand to be packed for inland area. This equals 22,5000 lorry loads of sand.

In addition, 80,000 m³ of sand, intended for the establishment of the south breakwater, will be conveyed from the waters around the island of Laesoe.

When phase 1 has been completed, a total of 2,5 million m³ of sand will have been moved.