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Skiers in Nuuk sponsored by Adserballe & Knudsen Greenland

The downhill skiers from NS84 in Nuuk have a new club sponsor following an agreement with Adserballe & Knudsen Greenland.

“For over 50 years Adserballe & Knudsen Greenland has worked on construction projects in all parts of Greenland and we have a good reputation,” says Niels Laursen, General Manger of Adserballe & Knudsen Greenland. He goes on saying:

“The distances, and the logistical environments are a constant challenge and the climatic challenges associated with working in Greenland are hard. Just like our skilled craftsmen the skiers from NS84 face the same grueling challenges and do their best to overcome them. We want to support them in their training and in reaching their goals.”

-Adserballe & Knudsen Greenland has had a long history of working in the Greenland and wants to support and do our share in the local community).

Both children and adults use the ski slopes for training and the ski lift is a social meeting point. Many members of NS84 participate in championship events in and outside Greenland but it is expensive to attend these competitions. This sponsorship will enable the people of Nuuk to keep their lift and slopes open and allow them to continue to compete on a larger regional level by training locally.

“We like to contribute to sports and to the community of Nuuk,” says Niels Laursen, General Manger of Adserballe & Knudsen Greenland which for over 50 years has worked on construction projects in all parts of Greenland.

Politigården i Nuuk energirenoveres af Adserballe & Knudsen og medarbejderne kan se frem til bedre indeklima og forhold Foto Rigspolitiet

New building contract for the Nuuk Police

Adserballe & Knudsen Greenland has been awarded a contract worth 2.1 million US Dollars for the construction of a new building and renovation of a section of the main building of the Nuuk Police Headquarters.

The project will last eight months starting in March and takes advantage of milder climate during the summer season to erect the foundations and the main structure of the building. The interior work with flooring, plumbing etc. will take place during the last months and be finished by December.

The gables and the foundations are constructed in concrete. The walls and roof are wooden constructions well insulated and airtight in accordance with the Greenland building regulations.

For over 50 years Adserballe & Knudsen Greenland has continually perfected their work to meet the series of logistical, climatic and weather challenges associated with working in Greenland. The logistics is the most prominent. All materials needed have to be packed and shipped from Denmark well in advance.

Facts:
General Contractor: Adserballe & Knudsen Greenland A/S
Client: Department of Buildings, Danish Government
Contact: Niels Laursen, CEO, AK Greenland A/S
Project value: 2.1 million US Dollars11,3 million Danish Crones
Work period: March-December 2014

Nuuk politigård by night

Adserballe & Knudsen Greenland signs a new contract for the Nuuk Police

The firm has eight months to finish the project before the winter season.
For over 50 years Adserballe & Knudsen Greenland has continually perfected their work to meet the series of logistical, climatic and weather challenges associated with working in Greenland. The logistics is the most prominent.

-All materials needed for the project have to be packed in containers and shipped from Denmark well in advance, says Niels Laursen, CEO Adserballe & Knudsen Greenland on goes on saying:

-We start working in March and plan to have the main structure of the building finished before the winter season with darkness 24/7, stormy weather and snow. We move inside and finish the floor, plumbing etc. during the last months until December.

-The Nuuk Police Station is open 24/7 and we will work strategically to keep disruptions to a minimum.

Experienced craftsmen
Skilled and experienced craftsmen from Adserballe & Knudsen Greenland as well as from Adserballe & Knudsen Denmark will carry out the project together with local subcontractors working with electricity, plumbing and interior design professionals.

The project will last eight months starting in March and takes advantage of milder climate during the summer season to erect the foundations and the main structure of the building. The gables and the foundations are constructed in concrete. The walls, floors and roof are wooden constructions well insulated and airtight in accordance with the Greenland building regulations.

The contract worth 2.1 million US Dollars was awarded Adserballe & Knudsen Greenland based on price, experience, the environmental profile and the quality of work.

Facts
General Contractor: Adserballe & Knudsen Greenland A/S
Client: Department of Buildings, Danish Government
Contact: Niels Laursen, CEO, AK Greenland A/S
Project value: 2.1 million US Dollars/11,3 million Danish Crones
Work period: March-December 2014

Kronprins Frederik taler til de unge loebere fra FIF Hilleroed

Danish Crown Prince Frederik presented the IOC Award

Orienteering Association with the IOC Trophy for the promotion of the green profile of the sport.

The Crown Prince is the Danish member of IOC, The International Olympic Committee and a keen runner himself. He often runs in the very forests around Hillerød. The Crown Prince thanked the many volunteers for their commitment.

AK Greenland and Adserballe & Knudsen is the main sponsor for FIF Hillerød Orientering.

-Orienteering is about using your strength and your brain just like construction and that is why we support the runners. Young people and everybody else have the opportunity to use their body and soul.

-The trophy is a well deserved recognition of all the volunteers who are so vital in the running of the Club as well as for arranging competitions, training and tours. On behalf of the Danish Orienteering Association I’m really pleased, says Karsten Hjarsø, CEO of Adserballe & Knudsen.

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READ THE JOURNAL FROM THE WORKFORCE OF ADSERBALLE & KNUDSEN GREENLAND

Long hours and mosquitoes
Travel report no. two from AK Greenland on Thule Air Base

Thule/Dundas August 7th. 2013

The skilled craftsmen from AK Greenland work 12 hours a day. However they managed to get out on the bay and do some fishing despite the limited time off. The best thing tough is that the Internet is working now making it possible to connect with their loved ones at home.

Naturen er altid t¾t pŒ og  lige så barsk som smuk

The ice is broken up and the staff has been out on the water. You can walk outside only with a shirt on. But the weather can change very rapidly in Greenland.

The next day a wind with the speed of 20-25 meter/s can sweep down from the Ice Cape and because of the wind chill, the temperature feels like minus 15C/5F. Warmer summer weather means that it is high season for the famous Greenland mosquitoes. Stand still for a minute and you’ll have 50 mosquitoes sitting on you. Therefore it is sure nice that the internet is now working and the people can connect with their loved ones. It took only seven weeks to accomplish. After a long work day it is something which helps everybody feel better.

-The project is running in high gear. But we still face a lot of challenges, says Klaus N. Bruntse Project Coordinator, Adserballe & Knudsen. He continues:

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-The floor is completed and the interior walls are done. The painters have just arrived with the Airbus supply plane from Copenhagen and will start painting the walls. Then we can continue mounting the ceilings. Every part of the project has to be thoroughly coordinated. A total of 19 craftsmen are working side by side and the space is very limited. Everyone is depending on the progress made by their colleagues.

-End of September we will complete the first phase of the project. Therefore it’s kind of a peak period for us. At the same time we have to work full speed on the different outside jobs in order to get over with them before the stormy season starts around September 15th.

Last supply ship from Aalborg
The last supply ship from Grønlandshavnen in Aalborg is due around September 1st. If we miss anything we have to have it flown in by air cargo. We hope we can avoid that. We feel we have thought of everything and ordered everything needed, i.e. nails, timber, steel, insulation, tools etc.

The ship brings among other things the new refrigerators which alone take up 50m3 on the ship. In October specialists will be flown in to complete the installation.

The great outdoors of Greenland
The hours and the days are used efficiently. A few jobs are behind schedule while others are ahead of schedule. The corporation is perfect with the advisors and the representatives from The US Air Force and we are able to quickly solve the inevitable minor problems that occur.

Saunders Island

Sundays are off but most often we are too tired to do much sightseeing or hike out into the great outdoors. Last Sunday though we flew over the ice and what an impressive sight. Glacial lakes, ice flows, and silence except for the melting water running.

 

We are in business
Travel report no. one from AK Greenland on Thule Air Base

Thule/Dundas May 8th. 2013

AK Greenland is renovating the Supply Center on Thule Air Base for the US Government. In May a team of skilled craftsmen left Denmark.

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It took us the first week to get organized, find our way around and do all the paper work required, meeting our counterparts, taking pictures of Dundas etc.

Now the team is in business. We have cleared all the old installations, interior walls etc. out of the large Supply Center building, and we have the end of the beginning within sight.

Bygning med ror

An important part of the job was cleaning out the asbestos from a pipe space. A narrow corridor kind of place about four feet high. First the corridor was cleared for thousands of pounds of pipe.  Fortunately the Americans have assisted us in moving the scrap to a dump.

-Next week we can start working with the new insulation and ceilings. We are right on track and within the time schedule, says Klaus N. Bruntse, project coordinator, AK Greenland and goes on saying:

-Also next week four additional carpenters arrive on the site so we will be six carpenters and a supply guy working on the job. The plumbers will start mounting the new piping’s and the electricians from our partner Brøndum International A/S will mount the first of the electric wires.

-All in all I will say that the first phase has been smooth and we are now in the routine of working from 6 am. to 6 pm., working out a three or four nights a week, and sleeping the rest of the time.

In the evenings there is not much to do. If you still want to do something you can take some pretty awesome tours outside the base and experience the incredible nature. Let me show you some pictures from my last trip.

Moskusokser

We flew out over the ice, through a valley where we saw muskoxen, passed by glaciers, over icemountains and the like.

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On a small ice floe we saw seven walrus laying in a bright sun shine and under the blue sky. Truly a beautiful sight.