Moving ports from the city center to the hinterland is a development that is seen more and more in the Scandinavian countries. An example is LINDØ Port of Odense, Denmark, where former existing industrial areas are being transformed to an urban centers, with modern residential areas that connect the city and harbor.
LINDØ Port of Odense is building a new terminal, OST, which stands for ‘Offshore Supply Terminal’ which will be used for decommissioning and heavy special projects such as bulk and other traditional harbor operations. The heavy load area is unique in Denmark and for most ports in Europe.
At the new, one-kilmeter-long quay wall, larger vessels can berth, and even more vessels at once. As the new terminal will be used by very different kinds of vessels, from smaller fishing vessels up to heavy-duty offshore vessels and bulk carriers, it was necessary to design a versatile fender system that will be able to handle a range of different berthing situations. Our engineering experts considered all requirements, and following our holistic approach, designed a fender system with Element Fenders. Fifty-one sets were supplied, with rubber elements measuring 1,200 x 1,000 mm and steel panels of 2,000 x 1,800 mm.
A consortium between Züblin A/S, Denmark, and Jan de Nul, Luxembourg was formed for the construction. Work started in March 2016 and was scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2020.
The Offshore Supply Terminal in Odense is a great example of urban development in city centers and hinterland harbors. We wish our client LINDØ Port of Odense a s uccessful opening and future operation of the terminal to achieve their goal of being the most attractive production harbor within the heavy industry.
Republished from Marine Construction Magazine Issue V, 2021