PORT OF HVIDE SANDE – INFRASTRUCTURE
LARGER AND LONGER TRANSPORTS TO HVIDE SANDE NOW POSSIBLE
When the port was expanded in 2013, a development/modification was implemented of the road from Lem/Ringkøbing to Hvide Sande. For this reason, it is now possible to perform larger and longer trans-ports to Hvide Sande than has hitherto been the case. For instance, after the development, turbine blades of up to 80 m can be transported between Lem and Hvide Sande. The stretch has also been pre-pared for transport by the help of trains of cars (modules).
The improvement of the road access to and from mid-Jutland and western Jutland and the Port of Hvide Sande is already a reality. The stretch of route 15 from the western part of Herning to Hvide Sande is free of restrictions in terms of height and width.
The port of Hvide Sande, Hvide Sande Service Group and Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality are working intensely together to have the entire stretch of route 15 that runs between Ringkøbing and Hvide Sande upgraded to a state road and to have the entire stretch of the road from the motorway grid at Herning to Hvide Sande developed according to the 2+1 principle.
THE SEA ROAD TO THE WEST AND THE MAIN ROAD TO THE EAST – TWO SIDES OF THE SAME COIN
In relation to transport of freight and goods, transport solutions will usually be used that combine sea transport and main road transport. For this reason, there must be a focus on the road connection to the Port of Hvide Sande also in the future.
The Port of Hvide Sande, Hvide Sande Service Group and Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality want the stretch from Ringkøbing to Hvide Sande upgraded to a state road and developed according to the 2+1 principle and adapted so it can be used by trains of cars. Such a solution would have great significance for all of western Jutland’s connection to the motorway grid and the surrounding world. It would be a well placed west-east axis, not only to eastern Jutland and further east, but also – and not least – to our largest trade partner and tourist market to the south – Germany!
These desires have been pointed out and raised politically directly with the transport minister and through Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality and Danish Ports – for instance in connection with the continuing implementations on the basis of the infrastructure pool.