News | 02 February 2021

SVITZER SUGGESTS CLIMATE FRIENDLY SOLUTION FOR SOIL TRANSPORT IN COPENHAGEN LAND RECLAMATION PROJECT

Svitzer has submitted a consultation response to the Danish Transport, Building and Housing Agency regarding the Environmental Impact Report on the establishment of Lynetteholm.

Svitzer, alongside its partners Norrecco and Vattenfall, has submitted a consultation response regarding the transportation of surplus soil for the establishment of Lynetteholm. The partnership proposes that the project uses the city’s waterways to transport soil, as opposed to trucking.

Lynetteholm is a future man-made peninsula planned in the Port of Copenhagen, which, among other things, will secure the city against rising sea levels. The construction of Lynetteholm is expected to be fully completed in 2070.

Svitzer points to waterborne transportation as a competitive, green, and environmentally friendly alternative to transportation solutions based solely on the use of trucks. Svitzer’s waterborne solution uses electrically powered tugs and barges to transport the surplus soil that is to form Lynetteholm.

The joint transport concept is expected to be able to halve central Copenhagen heavy truck traffic connected with the construction of Lynetteholm. Using the waterways will result in a significant reduction in noise, vibration, traffic and, importantly, CO2 emissions for many years.

Go to Svitzer’s full consultation response in Danish here.