Port expansion: New large cruise port in the Baltic Sea

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 12:05 by ronne

Commercial Port of Bornholm, Rønne Havn A/S, has just entered into an agreement with the contractor Per Aarsleff A/S and from June 1’st 2019 the harbour, at the Danish island Bornholm in the Baltic Sea, can accept cruise ships with a length of approximately 350 meters.
 October 17 is a special day in the history of Rønne Havn A/S. this day Rønne Havn A/S and the Danish contractor, Per Aaarsleff A/S, agreed on the assignment for the first phase of the commercial port expansion. is expected to have a major impact on the port's ability to attract the large cruise ships: first phase will mean that we can attract new business areas relatively quickly, while ensuring that the role as a central cruise port is established," says Thomas Bendtsen, CEO at Rønne Havn A/S.
Specifically in the first phase Rønne Havn A/S is setting up a new 1100 meter wavebreaker, a multi-purpose terminal, which has a 300 meter length, a 40 meter wide heavy duty ro/ro rental and a 150.000 square meter large area . In addition, the water depth increases to 11 meters. means that from June 1’st 2019 we will be able to accommodate the very large cruise ships at approximately 350 meters," states Thomas Bendtsen.
At Destination Bornholm ApS, which is the tourist industry's development and marketing organization, they are happy for the new statements about the port expansion: look forward to the expansion of the harbor where we can help to accommodate the larger cruise ships and to be a great assistance for the guests,” says Pernille Kofod Lydolph, CEO at Destination Bornholm ApS.
In the project process, the management and board of directors naturally have the forthcoming legislative changes for wastewater management, the strategy for Bright Green Island and various bulletins for future climate change taking into account.
 "In 2019, a prohibition on the discharge of wastewater into the Baltic Sea for newly built ships will come into force and in 2021 for the existing ships. In addition, official announcements about the future climate change make great demands on the establishment of wave breakers, which can protect the harbour and the vessels from the more extreme weather conditions. This, of course, means that both wastewater management and climate change have been taken into account in the first phase of our project plan. The fact that the Waste Water Management Act fully supports our CSR policy and strong commitment to the strategy of ‘Bright Green Island’ is only pleasing, "says Thomas Thors, chairman of the board at Rønne Havn A/S.
 Further information:
Thomas Bendtsen, CEO at Rønne Havn A/S MB: +45 30 61 07 63
Niels Lundberg, Cruise & Security Manager at Rønne Havn A/S MB: + 45 51 36 37 42 
Pernille Kofod Lydolph, CEO at Destination Bornholm ApS MB: +45 56 93 03 69
Vicki Johansen, Press Officer at Rønne Havn A/S MB: + 45 24 79 47 29

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When approaching the Island of Bornholm by sea and seeing the island emerge from the mist, Rønne harbour’s sea walls look like the wide, warmly welcoming arms of a giant. Behind the large harbour, visitors meet an unrivalled provincial charm and a uniquely beautiful and varied landscape on an island embracing so many qualities that after the first visit, one simply must return to gather new impressions. Just a few of the many features awaiting you on this island in the middle of Europe are its mild climate, amazingly varied landscapes, its small, idyllic fishing hamlets with well-preserved half-timbered houses which are hundreds of years old appearing as living town museums along winding, cobble-stoned streets, its vibrant community and tumultuous and exciting history – aspects responsible for the island’s nickname ‘the pearl of the Baltic’.