In terms of goods turnover, Port of Køge is one of Denmark's largest harbours. However, Køge has greater aspirations, and plans to double the size of Port of Køge between 2007 and 2017, which will be the largest construction project Køge has ever seen.
The project involves expanding Port of Køge by adding 1,200 metres of new wharf space, with a water depth of 8.5 m, and a new 40 hectare site for commercial activities. However, 10 hectares and 600 wharf metres will simultaneously disappear from Søndre Harbour. New recreational areas are to be established near Køge Marina and Søndre Beach, and a major urban renewal will be carried out at Søndre Harbour.
DKK 950 million has been allocated. The project is being carried out as a partnering project. The expansion will allow Port of Køge to receive ships up to 200 m LOA and 30 m wide. This is double the existing ship size capacity – and will allow Port of Køge to double its goods turnover.
The project will be carried out in stages. The expected construction time is 8 – 12 years.