The Port of Hundested – service port for the Hesselø Offshore Wind Farm
A new offshore wind farm will be completed by 2027 northeast of the island of Hesselø, in Halsnæs Municipality. A service port is needed during the construction and operation phases, for which the Port of Hundested is ideal.
The port is a modern commercial facility, with a mix of industries within service, freight, traffic, shipping, fishing, tourism and industry. It already has all the necessary facilities, and is used to handling large-scale, complex and constantly changing demands. It’s also capable of taking ships with a draught of up to 7.9 metres. The port is ISPS-approved, and has a wide range of services.
A number of working vessels already use the port in connection with surveys and investigations for the wind farm. When the construction work and actual operation start, the facilities of the service port will be familiar, if Hundested is chosen.
The Port of Hundested and Halsnæs Municipality have everything needed to become the perfect service port for the Hesselø Offshore Wind Farm. The location is the best, we have the right facilities, and there is unfaltering support from the town council, local industry and the local population as a whole.
The Port of Hundested means a lot to Hundested as a town, and to the rest of Halsnæs. It represents a wealth of opportunities already enjoyed in the form of cultural events, housing, tourism and a highly varied business community in particular.
We also know that the energy and experience that the town and its port can provide will be to the direct benefit of the Offshore Wind Farm.
Service is key to Halsnæs Municipality and the Port of Hundested. We will go far to satisfy the needs of wind turbine manufacturers and energy companies for a functional service port. We will prioritise and be ready to ensure fast, versatile case management throughout the process.
- Steffen Jensen Mayor, Halsnæs Municipality
We believe these are the reasons why the Port of Hundested should be the service port for the Hesselø Offshore Wind Farm
- Short sailing distance: Just 23 nautical miles form the Port of Hundested to the Hesselø Offshore Wind Farm.
- Just 75 minutes drive to Copenhagen International Airport, and with excellent infrastructure on land, sea and rail.
- The port has its own docking and service facilities.
- Competitively-priced and negotiable dockside rental prices.
- The port will prioritise the provision of all necessary service facilities, including buildings.
- Hundested boasts a strong collective business community.
- The Port of Hundested and Halsnæs Municipality will ensure the best conditions for development of port activities.
- The Port of Hundested is a green link between sea and land.
Unbeatable geographic location
The Port of Hundested has a number of geographic advantages. Just 75 minutes by road to Denmark's biggest airport, Copenhagen International, putting the port squarely in the airport’s backyard. That makes it quick and easy to fly in specialists, and to quickly get them to Hundested.
Hundested is just 35 km from Hillerød, the site of a new super-hospital, scheduled for completion in 2024.
Energinet.dk has commissioned a report on tide, wind and wave conditions for the Hesselø Offshore Wind Farm from WSP Rådgivning and their Spanish partner. Both businesses are based in the Port of Hundested. Being so close to Copenhagen provides immediate access to the head offices of major corporations, the Danish authorities and decision-makers.
Halsnæs Municipality, the Capital Region of Denmark, AMU and Copenhagen Business Hub all work together to provide a highly skilled workforce for the offshore wind turbine industry. Halsnæs Municipality runs safety courses for the offshore industry within GWO – Global Wind Organisation.
Security at the Port of Hundested
Security at the Port of Hundested meets the highest standards, and is UN-approved:
- Port of Hundested ID no.: 266076
- UN Location: DKHUN-0001
- Assigned port facility no.: 1651
The Port of Hundested provides a flexible security solution, complete with a dedicated, fenced area. CCTV surveillance is installed, and an access control gate can be installed, along with dedicated helicopter and drone pads.
The Danish sea rescue service and navy reserve vessels are based in Hundested, ensuring that marine safety is given top priority.
The Port of Hundested is a great place for the workforce to live
The Port of Hundested can provide accommodation for construction personnel and the farm’s operational personnel close to the port. Shops, cinema, restaurants and other service functions are all close at hand. The municipality of Halsnæs is an attractive place to live. It features modern daycare facilities and schools in Hundested, and the neighbouring town of Frederiksværk is home to the area’s upper secondary school. Employment rates are high locally and regionally, and Halsnæs Municipality is always ready to help finding attractive jobs for the partners of people coming to work in the area.
Hundested and the surrounding area is rich in sport and culture. The local population is welcoming and engaged, with local clubs and associations enjoying a close working relationship with the Municipality. Halsnæs Municipality will naturally help with introducing workers and their families to leisure activities, local clubs and associations, etc.
We can offer a One-Stop Shop to help recruit local assistance and labour within the building and construction industry. Apart from support from Halsnæs Erhvervspanel and Hundested Erhverv, the biggest local business are prepared to lend their full support to see the Port of Hundested becoming the service port for Hesselø Offshore Wind Farm.
Local support from the Municipality, the population and business community
Halsnæs Municipality is run by a stable council, with a long tradition of working together on all important decisions. Business owners can therefore plan on the basis of political decisions being enacted, allowing them to project many years ahead.
That creates confidence and security for businesses.
Local and regional businesses, trade associations and the public are enthusiastic and prepared to support the Port of Hundested becoming the service port for the Hesselø Offshore Wind Farm.