Tender launched for expansion of Denmark’s Hirtshals Port

Rendering of port expansion (Photo: Port of Hirtshals)

A DKK1 billion (US$145.9 milion) tender has been launched calling for interested parties to submit proposals for the expansion of the Port of Hirtshals in Denmark.

The objective of the expansion is to significantly improve the navigation conditions and optimise the port’s facilities, allowing even more space for green energy projects. Larger ships will then be capable of entering and berthing at the port in harsher weather conditions than is currently the case.

Other works entail the establishment of marshalling and industrial areas on the port premises.

The EU tender for the port expansion is a negotiated tender. This means that, within the first month, a number of companies will be prequalified to submit an initial offer, which will then be part of individual negotiations between Port of Hirtshals and the bidders towards the final bid.

The benefits of a negotiated EU tender include the opportunity for the port to obtain the most optimal design for the port expansion, ensuring control over construction costs from the beginning. Additionally, engaging in negotiations with the bidder facilitates clarity and agreement on risk elements.

The negotiation process also allows for the clarification of an optimal schedule that accommodates a flexible execution period for the general contractor, meeting the operational requirements of the port.

Port of Hirtshals expects to submit the final bid for approval to the Hjørring City Council no later than the fall of 2024.

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