Interview: ”I am going to tell my children and my grandchildren about this”

Thursday, June 30, 2021

The first sod was barely cut before the staff from contractor Erling Jensen A/S began their work at the building site of Maabjerg BioEnergy. And indeed the contractor from Nykøbing Mors, will be one of those to hand over the keys to the new operation manager by new year, as he is in charge of the main building.


Maabjerg BioEnergy is a significant project for the contractor; significant in more than one way, Allan Jensby, project manager at Erling Jensen A/S, explains:


"The prospect of being able to add Maabjerg Bioenergy to our portfolio is very important to us. We had already participated in the construction of Skive Fjernvarme, a central heating plant which was the first of its kind. Based on this experience, we found it very exciting to also be able to take part in the construction on the world's largest bioenergy plant."


Allan Jensby predicts that being part of these very prestigious projects increases the contractor's chances of begin pre-qualified in future projects. He is not shy to say that that  Erling Jensen A/S has something to be proud of in Maabjerg BioEnergy.


"Of course the project has generated some work places, but the building itself is also very impressive. I will certainly tell my children and grandchildren that I have been part of this construction. We are also proud that despite our location at the so called out-skirts of Denmark, we are still able to participate in this kind of project. That is quite unique," says Allan Jensby.


He has every reason to be proud of the project as it is moving ahead on time. At this point in time, the construction is in fact ahead of the time plan, especially some of the sub projects such as the roof of the main building.


"We need to lay down around 3000 m2 of roof. If everything goes according to the plans   and the weather is on our side, we will be done within a week. This means that the roof will be in place up to five weeks ahead of time. This creates a good buffer to some of the other sub projects, so we have the best possible conditions for keeping up with the overall time plan," Allan Jensby explains.


The roof covering of the main building is made of the building material Kalzip, which consists of aluminium profiled sheets. The sheets are delivered to the building site in big cylinders. Following they are bent, formed and rolled so that they are ready to be mounted in the elliptical shape which characterises the top of the main building. Some of the Kalzip sheets will be up to 75 meters in length, so the mounting is very much dependent on calm quiet weather.


Maabjerg BioEnergy is to be complete around the turn of the year. After a period of testing and starting up, the plant will be fully operational from spring 2012


Facts: Contractor Erling Jensen A/S and Maabjerg BioEnergy

  • The contractor Entreprenør Erling Jensen A/S, based in Nykøbing Mors, was one of the first contractors to begin working at the building site of Maabjerg BioEnergy. The company will also be one of the last to leave the site once construction is complete around the turn of the year.
  • In the beginning of the construction phase Entreprenør Erling Jensen A/S employed around 10 people, but the amount gradually rose so presently around 35 employees work on the construction of Maabjerg BioEnergy. An equal number of people have been employed by suppliers due to the project, Entreprenør Erling Jensen A/S estimates.
  • The construction contract includes 8000 man hours for concrete work alone. Erling Jensen A/S has used 2500 cubic metres of concrete, 43 tonnes of rod reinforcement and 21000 square metres of net-reinforcement for pipes, two of the silos and not at least the main building..
     

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