Steel for shopping centre

In the heart of Esbjerg, a new shopping centre called 'Broen' is under construction

From left: Jan Brøgger from Blue Water together with Søren Bendixen and Michael Kristensen from Bladt Insdustries at the construction site in the heart of Esbjerg.

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The centre is expected to open in 2017 with 70 new shops at a 30.000 sqm area. Blue Water is transporting the large and heavy steel elements for the construction.

"As the shopping centre is being built in the middle of Esbjerg, it is a big logistical challenge to perform delivery on the construction site by special transport with pilot car present. It takes a lot of planning and coordination", says Søren Bendixen who is Project Manager for Bladt Industries, who delivers the steel elements.

The steel girders will be loaded on trucks at the production site in Poland and transported directly to Esbjerg. However, this is not a road transport in the traditional sense.

"We must follow different regulations in both Poland, Germany and Denmark and we have to apply for transport permission in good time before the transport starts. Also, we must plan carefully to make sure that we keep to schedule. In Germany for instance, we are only allowed to transport the cargo at night", says Jan Brøgger, who is Project Manager at Blue Water.

In total, around 2,100 tons of steel elements will be transported to the construction. They weigh between 25 and 45 tons each and measure between 30 and 40 metres.

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Nicolaj Buurgaard Sorensen

Nikolaj Burgaard Sorensen

Head of Projects Esbjerg

Energy & Projects

+45 7913 4198