The report is about the closing down of the Danish Defence’s naval base Grønnedal in Greenland. In August 2011, the parties behind the Danish Defence Agreement 2010-2014 decided to close down the Greenland Command in Grønnedal and establish the Arctic Command in Nuuk. Closing down a military base may involve environmental clean-up and demolition of buildings, etc.
The purpose of the report is to examine the costs associated with moving out of Grønnedal. The report addresses the following issues:
- The growth in estimated costs for environmental clean-up and demolition of Grønnedal.
- Were the estimated costs for environmental clean-up and demolition, and the decision to vacate Grønnedal, founded on an adequate basis?
- Did the Ministry of Defence keep the parties behind the decision to vacate the base informed of the increase in the estimated costs for environmental clean-up and demolition?
The report was launched at the request of the Danish Public Accounts Committee and is based on audits of the fiscal year 2013 - performed in the autumn 2013.
Read the 1st chapter of the report (PDF)