Ørsted is building a new 3,000m2 central warehouse at a disused DFDS terminal in Port Esbjerg, Denmark.
Slated for completion this summer, the facility will be used for main components for the wind turbine industry, such as gearboxes, generators, and transformers.
”We need more space for our operations going forward, and Port Esbjerg was an obvious choice for us,” said Troels Klit Pedersen, Head of Operations Supply Chain at Ørsted, said.
”There’s lots of room and we’ll be in an area where we’ll not need special transport permits to go through the city. In addition, there are excellent opportunities to extend in the future.”
In addition to space, the port of Esbjerg also has the necessary quay facilities that Ørsted needs, the port said.
The fact that many jack-up vessels are based at the port of Esbjerg will be an advantage to Ørsted, when the heavy components are to be shipped and installed.
‟We need the jack-up vessels to install the components, and many of them sail directly out of the port of Esbjerg. This means that we can load the goods directly onto the vessels from the central warehouse,” said Pedersen.
The new warehouse will have two indoor gantry cranes with a lifting capacity of up to 40 tonnes each. Envia Ejendomme has been tasked with building the new central warehouse for Ørsted.