Fire risk at the port
Around the year 1900, the need to store inflammable liquids began to affect Denmark's ports. Storage of petroleum and oil was prohibited in towns and cities, so storage tanks became commonplace at all main ports and also influenced the development of what is now…
Denmark's best preserved oil terminal
A walk along the paved access road to the only preserved terminal in the area is like stepping back in time to how it stood in the 1930s on completion. This terminal was built concurrently with the others of its type and was extended until the 1930s. The storage tanks and the surrounding concrete walls, warehouse and administration building are all preserved. The walls were a requirement from the fire authorities and were built to secure the entire contents of the tanks if they leaked. The terminal is graced by a small, modernistic tower with a round copper tank in miniature as the flag tower. This is Denmark's most intact terminal of its type and a great rarity. The other sections of the Redmolen terminal have largely been demolished, but there are still traces of the wharves that served some of country's first tankers.
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