Construction of Horns Rev 3 has started
Construction work at Denmark's largest wind farm Horns Rev 3 has begun. The project started with Vattenfall's installation of the first of a total of 49 foundations in the North Sea. When the wind farm is completed, it will supply enough energy to cover 425,000 Danish households.
K2 Management secures deal with Taiwan|
The Executive Director of the danish K2 Management Henrik Stamer and Managers of the Taiwan Institute for Economic Research and CR Classification Society signed a Memorandum of Understanding on marine engineering projects on September 7 at the International Maritime Museum in Hamburg.
Danish maritime advances on the world list|
Denmark has managed to advance on the list of the largest maritime nations in 2017. A total tonnage of over 60 million gross tons, BT, places Denmark as number seven on the world ranking of maritime nations, measured on operating tonnage. Thus, Denmark has overtaken South Korea.
Locations for offshore wind turbines missing|
The government has ambitions to double the amount of ocean wind in Denmark, but has not done anything to initiate a screening of the Danish ocean area to figure out where to begin. This is criticized by Dansk Rederier and other business organizations.
Legal action against OW Bunkers banks|
About 25 foreign institutional investors have now joined to take legal action against OW Bunker's banks, Morgan Stanley and Carnie for their losses in connection with the company's collapse in November 2014. The claim can rise to over 500 million DKK.
|Rønne Port is expanded by Per Aarsleff|
Monday October 17, 2017 became a landmark day in the history of Rønne Port. The port signed a contract with the Danish construction company Per Aarsleff A S on a port expansion. The step is expected to happen in late 2017.
|More new engineers from Copenhagen|
The engineers' union president Per Jørgensen wants to double the number of students at the Copenhagen Engineer's School, after moving to the new facilities in Lyngby. The school's new building was officially opened on September 28 this year.
DNV GL introduces digital ship certificates|
As the first classification company in the world, DNV GL now introduces digital ship certificates across the entire fleet. The spread of digital certificates will result in significant efficiency benefits for shipping companies, charter companies, authorities and crews.
Grounded ship is pulled free tonight|
The dry cargo ship Bornholm, which sailed aground in Randers Fjord at midnight, is attempted to be freed between 19 - 20 tonight, the Defense Forces Operations Center reports. The ship is detained and will be taken to Randers for further inspection.
Molslinjen gets new ferry terminal|
Aarhus City Council has now agreed to move Molslinjen’s terminal to the East Harbor in Aarhus. Thus, Aarhusians can look forward to 1 million cars to and from the ferry in the city center and drivers to make it easier and faster to get to and from the fast ferries to Zealand.
Offshore sees opportunities in disruption|
At the offshoreenergy.dk annual meeting in Odense, disruption was at the top of the agenda with a call for cooperation and courageous innovation among the major Danish actors in the field. Over 200 participated in the annual meeting.
|New maritime agreement with Japan|
The bond between Denmark and Japan was further strengthened on Thursday as the two maritime nations signed a new maritime cooperation agreement. The agreement focuses on greener shipping, increased digitalization and better framework conditions. Those are positive moves for Danish shipping, Danske Rederier believes.
|Goldman Sachs gets big DONG profit|
New Energy Investment S.à.r.l. , NEI, located in Luxembourg, which is indirectly owned by companies controlled by Merchant Banking Division of Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. has completed the sale of 11,435,215 existing shares in DONG Energy A/S.
Assodivers get Kriegers Flak CGS contract|
Energinet.dk and 50Hertz have chosen the Greek-based Assodivers for cable digging work on Kriegers Flak Combined Grid Solution (CGS), a project connecting the Danish and German electricity networks via the Kriegers Flak and Baltic 2 wind farms.
Offshore wind can meet Paris goals|
Offshore wind technology can help reach the COP21 targets from Paris and generate 6,100 TWh annually from 2040. But it is necessary that there is political will behind the desire. The Danish vice president of Siemens Gamesa, Bent Christensen, stated this at the opening of this year's Offshore WIND Conference in Amsterdam.
Dansk Supermarked wants Maersk's shares|
Dansk Supermarked is ready to outbuy Maersk, Børsen writes. In 2015, A.P. Møller - Maersk sold almost 50 percent of shares to the two Salling funds that own Dansk Supermarked - with the option to buy the last 19 percent of the shares.
Maritime institutions enter cooperation|
Marstal Navigation School and Greenland Maritime Center, Imarsiornermik Ilinniarfik, entered a cooperation agreement on Tuesday, October 10, to strengthen the maritime ties between Denmark and Greenland. The agreement will, among other things, lead to the training of shipmasters specializing in arctic sailing.
|New system ensures Esvagt's efficiency|
All Esvagt’s ships have now implemented the Sertica system. With the implementation of Sertica throughout the fleet, the shipping company now has the opportunity to streamline both procurement and maintenance. This will have a beneficial effect on quality, uptime and cost level.
|Foundations coming to Thyborøn|
Aarsleff has now completed the construction of 4 foundations for the wind farm in Nissum Bredning. The foundations are now on their way to Thyborøn aboard the Aarsleff 132 barge. The 28 MW large pilot project will enable testing of new technologies
Vestas employee hit in the head|
A 37-year-old woman was hit by a collapsed turbine on MHI Vestas Offshore Wind in Nakskov on Thursday evening. The woman was flown to Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen. Her condition is still critical on Friday morning.
Danish Maritime Days continue in 2018|
For the past 3 years, autumn has brought along the Danish Maritime Days, but even though there are no exhibitions and events on the program this autumn, Danish Maritime Days will return in May 2018. Danske Rederier has joined as partner
MHI Vestas opens factory in Esbjerg Harbor|
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has opened its latest production facility in Denmark as the company continues to increase its production capacity to meet strong demand for its V164 turbine platform. The platform is the world's most powerful wind turbine with an effect of up to 9.5 MWh.
Copenhagen gets new cruise terminal|
The Board of Copenhagen Malmö Port, CMP, has given the green light to build a new cruise terminal in Copenhagen. The terminal is placed in continuation of the existing Oceankaj in the outer Nordhavn and is capable of handling more than 5,000 passengers per arrival.
|BaltNav takes over Pioneer Marines ships|
The Danish transport company BaltNav, based in Copenhagen, is going to operate a number of dry cargo ships owned by Pioneer Marine. The number of vessels involved in the agreement was not published by the private equity-supported shipowner, which has a fleet of 16 handysize ships.
|Protectionism threatens growth in Africa|
Industrialization, entrepreneurship and securing the best framework for growth and employment are on the program at the 'International Economic Forum on Africa', hosted by the OECD today. African protectionism, however, causes problems, Danske Rederier believes
Horns Rev 3 foundations are ready |
The first monopile foundations for Vattenfall's 400 MW Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm are expected to ship from the port of Esbjerg on 9 October. The foundations will be located on GeoSea's installation vessel Innovation and transported to the installation site approximately 29 kilometers from the coast
Danish Maritime Fair 2018 underway|
The next edition of the Danish Maritime Fair, which has moved and is now taking place in early May - with a nice distance to the world's largest maritime fair SMM - has begun to take shape. The sale of stands is going well and the conference activities are falling into place. The Danish Maritime Technology Conference is the flagship of the activities surrounding the fair.
DONG Energy gets a new name|
On September 29, DONG Energy completed the sale of its upstream oil and gas business to INEOS. As part of the transaction, approximately 430 employees have been transferred from DONG Energy to INEOS. The company has therefore decided to change its name.
Danish-Chinese agreement on ballast water|
Danske Maritime has entered a cooperation agreement with the Shipbuilding Information Center of China (SICC) on solutions for ballast water treatment and shipbuilding. Denmark is the first country to have entered such an agreement in China.
|Maersk awarded prestigious Grand Prix|
Maersk's online corporate branding campaign 'The Heart of Trade' has been awarded The Grand Prix award at the prestigious Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards. The campaign is a series of authentic films celebrating the everyday entrepreneur of this world as the true hero of global trade.
|DONG and Con4Mare enter huge deal|
DONG Energy has chosen the Hamburg-based Con4Mare as a supplier of transport and installation of transitional pieces and monopile foundations at the 1.2 GW Hornsea Project ONE offshore wind farm in the Danish part of the North Sea.
The sale of DONG Energy E&P is approved|
On May 24, 2017, DONG Energy announced that it had agreed to sell the entire share capital of DONG Energy's upstream oil and gas business, DONG Energy E&P A/S, to INEOS, and that the transaction was subject to a number of regulatory approvals.
French port gets Danish cement terminal|
Shorter delivery times and focus on the environment were crucial to the fact that the world's largest white cement producer, Aalborg Portland, chose to build its own port terminal in the French port city of Rochefort. The ship transport of cement from Aalborg to France affects the environment less, the company explains.
Shipping secure jobs outside the cities|
Shipping companies secure lots of jobs in the so-called outer and rural municipalities. This is shown in a new survey from Danske Rederier, which shows that 66 percent of the seafarers live in the 46 outer and rural municipalities, as defined by the Danish Commerce and Industry Agency.
Three bids for the expansion of Rønne Port|
On Thursday last week, Rønne Port took an important step in the process of an expansion. It happened when the port's internal project team and management received 'the last and final bids' (BAFO) on how and at what price the three companies/consortia could handle the task.
|Blue Water gets contract for Horns Rev 3|
Blue Water Shipping (BWS) has won the harbor logistics contract for Vattenfall's 400 MW Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm in the Danish North Sea. BWS will provide stewedoring, warehouse storage, terminal management, project agency and general logistics services for the project from Esbjerg Port.
|Chinese navy visit in Copenhagen|
On September 25-29, there is a Chinese navy visit in Copenhagen. The fleet strength consists of two frigates and a supply vessel. The visit follows a similar visit in 2015, where the fleets collaborated on the removal of chemical weapons from Syria, Operation RECSYR, and anti-pirate operations at the Horn of Africa.
Blue Water Shipping helps hurricane victims|
Blue Water has assisted emergency services with supplies for thousands in the Caribbean after the hurricanes Irma and Mary. Blue Waters Emergency Aid team still works day and night with the logistical challenges of transporting tons of aids and materials.
Do you want to contribute to the Danish Maritime Days?|
Are you considering hosting an event for the upcoming edition of Danish Maritime Days - which will take place May 1-4, 2018, now is the time to act. On Wednesday, September 27, the first platform meeting will take place at Danske Maritime in Herlev.
Danish company wants to manage Greek ships|
The Danish engineering and software company Logimatic has partnered with a Greek company in order to offer maritime customers in Greece and Cyprus a complete fleet management software solution.
How do you move an iceberg?|
The question is becoming increasingly demanding as the oil and gas exploration activity north of Russia increases. It has caused the Russian oil company Rosneft to sponsor a group of scientists a 40-day expedition, investigating ways to move icebergs.