Ørsed closes the deal on Borkum Riffgrund 2
Ørsted has finalized the divestment of part of their offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 2. In August the price of the purchase was set to 1,17 billion EUR, something close to 8,7 Danish Kroner. The project is being constructed in the German part of the North Sea. Dong Energy are in charge of the construction.
LORC launches new test facility on Lindø|
Lindø Offshore Renewables Center (LORC) has launched its new test facilities Lindø HALT Test Facility and Lindø Component and Structure Testing (LCST). According to LORC, the Center has secured an environment for full-scale testing of windmills and propulsion components to support the offshore wind sector.
Esvagt keeps Nobelwind and Belwind running|
Esvagt’s latest newbuilding, Esvagt Mercator, was named on the 1st of December 2017 in Oostende, Belgium by godmother Stine Würtz Jepsen. Esvagt Mercator has recently indicated a 10-year contract as Service Operation Vessel (SOV) for more then 100 wind turbines in Belgian waters.
Watch out – here ships sail by themselves|
Norway now has a new sea area for testing autonomous ships. The area is located in Horten in the Oslofjord and was launched on December 6th as the third of its kind in Norway and the fourth in the world. The technological maritime company Kongsberg is one of the initiators of the area.
One dead after Maersk Interceptor accident|
A Norwegian employee of the Maersk Drilling platform, Maersk Interceptor, has died after a serious accident yesterday. The accident hit two employees, but the other is under medical treatment and not in critical condition.
|Fusion could reduce Hamburg Süd’s fleet|
Hamburg Süd's fleet of approximately 100 owned and chartered ships could be reduced as a result of the requirements A.P. Møller - Mærsk has been imposed following the merger. According to Alphaliner, "at least 25 ships" will be affected.
|Which flag should we use today…|
The easiest way to try to bypass sea territory lines and administrative hassle can be waving a suitable flag. A Chinese ship in Indonesian waters tried this maneuver, but the ship was held back by the Coast Guard. On board, the authorities found six different flags.
Former leader at Færgen hired by Molslinjen|
From the 1st of December, the former technical manager and most recently company inspector Bent Boris Hansen at the Danish shipping company Færgen, officially works for Molslinjen. Færgen confirmed this today to TV2 / Bornholm.
NK take over Færgen’s salary management|
After the conclusion of the company's 5-year outsourcing business deal with Scandlines, NK Løn og Regnskap A/S has got another shipping deal. It is the company Færgen, which has five Danish ferry routes. NK gets three employees from Færgen's office in Rønne.
Former port manager accused of embezzlement |
A former port manager of Vejle harbor, located in Southeast Jutland, is being audited for
violating 16 different cases of the criminal code’s laws on embezzlement. The case revolves around possibly criminal offences related to the administration that is in charge of the harbor’s finances for expenses incurred for gifts, traveling and various other things.
Maersk shall employ 200 for digital buildup|
A.P. Møller - Maersk has chosen to employ more than 200 new engineers for a digital buildup at the company's newly established Center of Excellence in Bengalore, India. The new engineers will help Maersk with the digital transformation.
|Semco signs important Ørsted-contract|
Danish energy company Ørsted has chosen Semco Maritime to build the electric and mechanical basic design of a 1,4 GW offshore transformer substations in the Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm.
|Solstad Farstad gains orders in Australia|
The newly merged Norwegian offshore global corporation Solstad Farstad has won multiple contracts with their ships in Australia from three separate companies. The contracts for the ships, owned by the financially hurt shipping company, amounts to somewhere near 200 days.
EU approves Totals purchase of Maersk Oil|
The European Commission has approved the French oilcompany Total’s purchase of Maersk Oil, the EC writes in its newsletter. The deal was announced by Maersk Oil in August and a final date for the EC decision, was set for Friday this week.
Viking Supply postpones Q3 financial statement once again |
Viking Supply Ships AB has for the second time postponed the annual report of the results for the third quarter of the yea. According to the financial calendar, the report was supposed to be finalized on the November 22. 2017, but on November 21 it was postponed to November 30. The record will become public in the near future, although no date has been announced.
Cosco beats Maersk Line in container volume|
For the first time ever, Cosco beat Maersk Line in the third quarter on the leading board of the worlds largest container shipping company, measured by the number of TEU’s handled in the quarter of the year. But the reason behind the results is the most elaborate hacking attack against Maersk.
Rønne becomes service station for windpark|
The Dutch company VBMS, who are to implement marine cables to Arkona Wind farm projects, have chosen Rønne havn as the service station for the many different ship types that are part of the job. The project starts in April next year and will be done in October.
|Maersk closes the Hamburg Süd deal on Thursday|
South Korea was today the last country to accept, and A.P. Møller - Maersk´s purchase of Hamburg Süd has thereby been finalized. The 4,3 billion-dollar deal was announced in December last year, and Maersk expects it to be official on Thursday.
|Maersk Expands its Executive Board |
The Board of Directors of A.P. Møller - Maersk has today decided to announce Morten Engelstoft, Vincent Clerc and Søren Toft as new Executive Board members of A.P. Møller - Mærsk A / S starting 1 December 2017, the company has informed.
Rreform strengthens martime educations|
On Friday, A broad majority at Christiansborg agreed on how to distribute funding for academic educational programs. The deal will for instance focus on schools, which are not located in larger cities – and this is a good thing, according to Danish Shipping.
Express ferries approved for Bornholm|
The Swedish transport agency have approved catamaran ferries from Molslinjen, a landscape on the east coast of Jutland, to sail between the city of Rønne and Swedish city Ystad, TV2 Bornholm informs. There was a certain anticipation regarding the decision, due to the stern waves created by ferries.
Law firm dropped by investors in OW Bunker|
The law firm Bruun&Hjejle has been dropped by large investors in the case against OW Bunker. This is due to the fact that the law firm has been convicted of a fine for incompetence in the case because the firm previously performed tasks for the now-deputy head of OW Bunker, Jim Pedersen, Børsen writes.
Pirate attacks inhibits the growth of West Africa|
The threat of pirates risks exceeding the positive growth the West African economies in 2017, like Ghana, that currently has an official visit from Denmark. Pirate attacks continue to be a major problem for the countries around the Bay of Guinea.
|Grounded ship blocked Odense Port|
The Dutch ship Arklow Valour from Rotterdam sailed aground on Tuesday morning when it was entering Odense harbor at Lindø. As the ridge went into one of the sides of the canal, the vessel turned around and crossed the canal to block traffic to and from the port.
|Great demand for engineers|
There is complete employment among engineers, and more than ever have started the education. But even more engineers are needed, Minister of Education and Research Søren Pind noted at the opening of the business conference Ajour 2017.
Vestas has signed Russian order|
Together with OOO Fortum Energy, Vestas has signed the first order for delivery of turbines to the Russian market. The order includes 14 V126-3.6 MW turbines for an unnamed 50 MW project.
Ørsted adjusts Hornsea Three cable route|
Ørsted has requested comments on the proposed changes on the land and sea cable corridor for the Hornsea project. Following statutory consultation on the project from July to September 2017, Ørsted identified places where the cables must be placed in addition to the first proposed corridors.
Lack of legal framework for unmanned ship|
Leaders in the maritime industry have expressed concern about the problem of who should be held responsible if an unmanned ship is involved in an accident due to cyber-attacks. The rules are simply not geared for the possibilities of the future.
Turbine blades will be recycled in Grenaa |
Demacq Recycling International B.V. has specialized in recycling wind turbine blades in the Netherlands. Now the company looks to Denmark. According to Cora Burger, co-owner of Demacq Recycling, "it is very likely" that the company opens a branch at Grenaa Harbor.
|Ørsted will prequalify geophysical companies|
Following the launch of qualification for geophysical investigation services, Ørsted has now invited geotechnical investigators to register on the company's qualification platform so that they can become prequalified for participation in future unions.
|Danske Rederier open Disruption Academy |
Danske Rederier, along with the consulting company DareDisrupt, has initiated a new academy for employees in the shipping companies. The academy, which will be settled in early 2018, will keep Danish shipping at the forefront of digital development and the latest technological trends.
Danish Shipping adjusts organization|
Danske Rederier will focus more on research policy, digitalization, competencies and education policy in the coming years, thus creating a new department for Business Development and Communication and appointing two deputy directors as directors who will become part of the management.
Nordseth new chairman of EMSA|
The Board of the EU Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) has just elected the Director of the Danish Maritime Authority, Andreas Nordseth, as its new chairman. Admiral Nicola Carlone, Italy, was elected Vice-President.
Globalization challenges the Blue Denmark|
Jeffrey Saunders from the Institute of Future Research is one of the main speakers at the Blue Denmark Maritime Conference at Christiansborg. He gave the 100 participants an insight into the rapid globalization and its importance to shipping and the Danish maritime industry.
Recruitment: Maritime industry is too negative|
Too many negative messages from and about the maritime industry have helped to scare the young people away. "Instead, we should point out all the positive things in the maritime industry in order to attract young people," John Ibsen, Metal Maritime, stated at today's maritime conference at Christiansborg.
|New portal shows marine data with a click|
A newly launched portal - MetOcean Data Portal - from DHI – Institute of Water and Environment, provides users with instant access to data about wind, wave heights and water levels back to 40 years across the oceans.
|Danish focus on autonomous shipping|
The Maritime Authority's Conference on Autonomous Ships focuses strongly on the possibilities of utilizing new technology on ships. The Danish Maritime Authority can take the next step in the effort to create a safe, secure framework for the utilization of new technology in shipping.
Autonomous ships are already a reality|
More than 200 maritime stakeholders from around the world are gathered in Copenhagen on Tuesday to be informed about and discuss autonomous shipping. The director of the Danish Maritime Authority Andreas Norseth concluded from the conference that autonomous ships are not a future vision - it is already a reality.
Siemens Gamesa fires 600 in Denmark|
Siemens Gamesa will fire 6000 employees worldwide and 600 of them will be from Denmark. The employees have not yet been notified who will be fired and that frustrates the staff representative, writes DR.dk
Danish Maritime Days meeting on 5 Dec.|
Danish Maritime Days invites to an information meeting on 5 December 2017 at 13-15 at Danske Maritime, Symfonivej 18, 2730 Herlev. At the meeting, you can be updated on the planning of DMD 2018. You can also get information about specific DMD events.
Rental costs Kalundborg Harbor 253 million DKK|
According to the newspaper Børsen, Kalundborg Harbor has concluded a 99-year lease agreement on an area for the forthcoming harbor expansion. The rental agreement, which the municipality of Kalundborg is responsible will cost the harbor 253 million DKK over the next 99 years.