Growth in new strategy year
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PORT OF GRENAA DELIVERED GROWTH IN NEW STRATEGY YEAR
Port of Grenaa has come of out 2021 with an extreme high level of growth and one of its best results in history. The port expects 2022 to be a year of consolidation with continued focus on business development and ISO certification of the port.
Port of Grenaa reports a turnover of DKK68.2 million, an increase of approx. 12 percent compared to 2020. On the bottom line, the annual result is DKK10 million, which is also an increase compared to last year.
“The year 2021 was meant to be a year of consolidation with implementation of our new 2025 strategy, Port of Partnerships for a green world. It was therefore not in the cards for the Port of Grenaa to achieve a turnover record that topped the three previous years. We have every reason to be proud”, Bent Hansen, chairman of the board of Port of Grenaa says with satisfaction.
The CEO at Port of Grenaa, Henrik Carstensen, shares the excitement of the chairman and board:
“Our growth is also a result of the fact that we at Port of Grenaa are skilled at securing ad hoc projects. And the overall organisation is further ready for quick and flexible handling of new tasks and at following tasks through. One of the exciting projects this year was pre-assembly of the biggest floating offshore wind turbine in the world, TETRASpar. For the Port of Grenaa, it is a huge success to be able to contribute to the development of ground-breaking projects like floating wind turbines”.
GREEN TRANSITION OF THE PORT
In relation to the new strategy of Port of Grenaa, the port has made vast progress towards the green transition:
“In 2021, we concluded a supply contract with the energy company NRGI, meaning that we have converted the port’s energy consumption to 100% climate-friendly power made in Denmark. We have established ten charging points for electric vehicles in the port for both employees of companies on site, tourists and private vehicles. In April, we received our new Liebherr crane, which is converted for electric operation. We are further continuing our process of establishing improved energy infrastructure in the port, where the biggest vessels and rigs are connected to shore power plants, providing our customers flexible access to our large upgrade on shore power from 2MV to 20MV, which the port also invested in in 2021”, Henrik Carstensen says.
EXPECTATIONS FOR 2022
“We expect 2022 to become a year of consolidation. We are currently focusing on making the Port of Grenaa attractive for large-scale projects such as offshore wind farms in the Kattegat and Fehmarn Belt”, says chairman Bent Hansen and continues:
“Before the end of 2022, we hope to have concluded the ISO certification of the port within the areas of quality, environmental and work environmental management”.
Port of Grenaa welcomes three new board members, appointed by the municipal council in Norddjurs Municipality: Anette Ruby Liebe, Benny Hammer and Jens Meilvang.
At the constituent board meeting, conducted directly after the general assembly, Bent Hansen was again appointed as chairperson and Laura Hay Uggla as vice chairperson.
In addition to the members mentioned above, the board further consists of Anne Bjerrekær, Lene Skovsgaard Sørensen, Jess Abildskou and Lars Møller.
CEO Henrik Carstensen and CFO Kirsten Hvid Schmidt also participated as shown in the picture.
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