August 14, 2017 was a very special day for the Greenlandic infrastructure. The construction of the new container terminal at Qeqertat has been completed by the contractor, Per Aarsleff Grønland ApS, and the terminal has been delivered to Sikuki.
The port expansion at Qeqertat, one of the largest construction projects in Greenland, comprises a modern container terminal of 47,000 squaremetres, cranes, warehouses, officespace and workshops that Sikuki rents to Royal Arctic Line. Sikuki will also have a large laydown area at Fyrø, as well as the old container terminal in the harbor, ready for rent during the autumn.
- The terminal and equipment will provide new logistics opportunities throughout Greenland, making it an important hub for the entire country, says CEO John Rasmussen, Sikuki.
The construction of the new terminal has had it's challenges for the contractor, and construction has been delayed for several months. About the delay, John Rasmussen says:
- Under the terms of the contract, it will be an arbitration that must determine the economic consequences of the delay. For now, we are pleased that the terminal is ready and that Royal Arctic Line can finally move their activities to the new terminal.
The official opening of the port takes place later in the year. Sikuki and Royal Arctic Line will inform about the opening at a later date.