Unloading dock in Sisimiut
The dock in Sisimiut Harbour has undergone an extensive renovation and modernization in order to meet the new standards and needs.
Reinforcement of the Port Facilities
In Greenland the harbour of Sisimiut is considered a large port, used by container ships, large fishing vessels, cruise ships and smaller boat owners. Nevertheless, capacity problems have been experienced and the many years of use have set their mark on the harbour.
The harbour of Sisimiut consists of a number of docks, which serve different purposes. In connection with the project, the task has been to develop and renovate the quayside of the unloading dock. A new bridgehead of 80 m2 has thus been established and the existing port facilities have been reinforced with 150 meters of bursting in front of the quayside. In this way, the customer has maintained the facilities while optimizing the safety for the users of the harbour.
In connection with the project, it has been important to take into account the fish factory, which is located at the harbour facilities. Since the fish factory is running constantly, there has been an increased use of planning in order to accommodate both the factory and the construction work. In Orbicon Arctic we have a lot of experience in design and construction management of infrastructure like harbour facilities, which have been important for the current project in Sisimiut. Furthermore, it has been important to take into consideration the presence of sea ice, which are common in Greenlandic waters.