Shell prepares the world's heaviest lift
Next summer, the first topside at Brent field in the North Sea will be removed and brought ashore for dismantling and recycling. It will involve the heaviest lift ever carried out on the ocean, another milestone for a project that has set the standard for engineering feats in the North Sea.
Significant growth at the Port of Aarhus|
The country's largest commercial port is faring well. In the first half of 2016 the Port of Aarhus had growth in cargo turnover of 11 percent compared to the same period in 2015. 4,2 million tons of goods have gone over the docks of Aarhus in the first six months of the year
Nordsee One transformer station is in place|
The Nordsee One project is now finished, and this week Bladt Industries completed installation of the transformer station. The ship sailed off to the installation at the wind farm Nordsee One in the North Sea, 40 km north of the German island of Juist, late on Thursday evening last week.
Plan for use of the ocean|
There is intense and strong demand for the maritime space in Danish waters for different purposes. Denmark must therefore have an overall, holistic plan. That was decided in parliament, where the draft law on maritime spatial planning was adopted.
More ships and more cargo in Kolding|
In the first half of 2016, 579,000 tons of cargo were handled at the Port of Kolding. This corresponds to just over eight percent extra freight, compared with the first half of 2015. Increased activity at the port has increased the port's turnover by 12 percent in the first six months of the year.
|The greatest cruise day in Skagen ever|
On Friday, July 22, two cruise ships will visit Skagen Harbour with up to a total of 3,275 passengers on board - the largest number of cruise guests who have visited Skagen in one day so far. At 7 in the morning the German ship Mein Schiff 4 arrives with about 2,506 guests onboard to the cruise pier.
|Cargo ship grounded south of Læsø|
A 200 meter long cargo ship, Hakata Queen, which was en route from San Lorenzo in Argentina to Gdansk in Poland went aground the night between Thursday and Friday at four o'clock about 15 nautical miles south of Læsø. The ship is about 12 miles east of Hals in Aalborg Bay.
Offshore turbine order on its way to Vestas|
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has been selected as the preferred supplier of offshore wind turbines to the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC). Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm Limited (AOWFL) has nominated MHI Vestas to deliver 11 V164-8.0 MW turbines.
DONG sells five Norwegian North Sea Fields|
DONG E&P Norge AS (DONG Energy) is selling its stakes in five producing Norwegian oil and gas fields to Faroe Petroleum Norge AS (Faroe). These are fields Trym, Oselvar, Tambar (including Tambar East), Ula. The price is $ 70.2 million, or just over 470 million kroner.
Esvagt have 178 training places |
Esvagt is the Danish shipping company with the highest number of training places efter Maersk. 178 Ordinary Ship assistants are currently sailing in Esvagt, and the company is looking for more. There is the opportunity to work on different types of ships in the program, including X-bow vessels and SOV's.
Danish Navy explodes Lithuanian bombs|
The Danish Navy mine clearance capacity, MCM Denmark, have been in Lithuania for Operation Open Spirit as part of their deployment with the Standing NATO Mine Action force. During the operation old ammunition was found and blown up.
|Hurtigruten launches new cruise ship|
Last week, polar researcher Cecilie Skog officially named Hurtigruten's new ship, Spitsbergen. The ceremony took place in Solvær, a small port in Lofoten. Spitsbergen is among the company's smallest vessels. It will sail along the Norwegian coast in winter and bring tourists to the Arctic in the summer.
|Issehoved hit by new problems|
Samsø-Aarhus Expressen's ferry Issehoved has once again been hit by problems. It's the new propeller shaft to the starboard engine that's causing problems. The ferry was otherwise back in service after it had been forced into a number of cancellations due to various technical problems.
Maersk Training gets certificate training|
Following the release of Basic Maintenance Training (BMT) Standard from Global Wind Organisation (GWO) of 4 July 2016, Veritas, DNV GL, has approved Maersk Training in Esbjerg as the first organization that makes it possible to complete all three modules in the new standard.
Ardent expands heavily in India|
Before the monsoon season and the tropical cyclones hit Southeast Asia, Ardent which is formed by Svitzer Salvage and Titan Salvage in 2015, has already prepared to tackle the increasing number of accidents and casualties that usually happen this time of year.
Terntank receives new LNG tanker|
Terntank which is operated from Skagen, took delivery of M/T Ternsund, the first of the company's four new LNG-powered tankers on 27 June. At the same time the new vessel received the Danish flag. The naming took place in late March at the Chinese shipyard Avic Dingheng Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
Brave Tern ready for Block Island|
Fred. Olsen Wind Carriers' jack-up installation vessel Brave Tern, which was recently upgraded in Esbjerg, is now on its way to Block Island, the first offshore wind farm in US waters. The vessel has had large steel structures welded on deck to support the nacelles on the planned transatlantic sailing.
|New cruise terminal in Copenhagen|
25 June was the busiest cruise day in CMP's history. But next year, CMP and Copenhagen will receive even more cruise passengers. 850,000 are already booked for next season, which is 100,000 more than this year. Therefore, CMP is considering building a new and larger cruise terminal.
|Torm's newbuildings will be financed|
Torm has entered into an agreement on the financing of four LR2 newbuildings which will be delivered in 2017 and 2018. They all have a size of approximately 114,000 dwt. The financing agreement for an amount of up to $ 115 million is concluded with The Export-Import Bank of China and runs for 12 years.
Blue Waters largest wind project in Asia|
The design phase for White Rock wind farm in Australia was officially launched in May 2016. Blue Water Shipping will transport the 70 x 2.5 MW Goldwind G121 turbines to be installed in the park. Blue Water's office in Singapore is responsible for the task.
MHI Vestas receives large order in Denmark|
Vattenfall has placed an order for 49 V164-8.0 MW turbines for the 406 MW Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm. The order also includes a five-year service contract. When Horns Rev 3 is completed, it will provide clean energy to 400,000 households.
Dong Energy wants to sell A2Sea|
Dong Energy will put A2Sea up for sale. The energy company owns 51 percent of the installation company, while Siemens holds the remaining 49 percent. According to Dagbladet Børsen the two companies will let FIH Partners control the sales process.
Dong will establish Dutch offshore farms|
The Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs has awarded DONG Energy the concession to build the Dutch offshore wind farms Borssele 1 and 2. The two wind farms, which will have a capacity of 2 x 350 MW, will be built over four years.
|USA invests heavily in wind farms|
Danish companies are gearing up in the US offshore market, as the United States has an ambition that every third household in 2050 should be supplied with electricity from offshore wind farms. Dong Energy already has two development projects going and see great potential in the market.
|SH Group receives major order from Asia|
It is only two months ago since SH Group in Svendborg, known for its high-tech offshore systems, announced the acquisition of Nor Crane in Singapore, China and Dubai, but already the first major order for two large offshore cranes has become a reality.
Containerships demolition almost tripled|
Demolition of containerships almost tripled in the first five months of 2016 in comparison to the same period of 2015. According to BIMCO,this illustrates the efforts carried out by shipowners to counter the fundamental imbalance between supply and demand .
Full APM ownership of of Terminals-Aarhus|
APM Terminals has reached an agreement with joint venture partner Aarhus Service Holding for the purchase of the remaining 40% of the existing APM Terminals-Aarhus A/S facility. Aarhus is the busiest port in Denmark.
BIMCO: Oil product tankers earnings decline|
BIMCO’s expectations remain as the oil product tanker fleet continues to grow with earnings at the lowest since Q3 in 2014. But there is still money to be made in the second half of 2016.
Sea Installer crane upgrade complete|
Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam has concluded a major modification works on the A2SEA-owned jack-up Sea Installer. The modification leaves Sea Installer able to handle bigger offshore wind installation projects
|Transformer units sent to Horns Rev 3|
Everything went according to plan when Blue Water loaded three transformer units in the port of Esbjerg. Now, they are installed at the Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm in the North Sea to ensure that the electrical power is distributed.
|Maersk Oil to leave Qatar in 2017|
Presently Maersk Oil is the operator of the Al Shaheen oil field in Qatar. The current 25 year production sharing agreement expires in July 2017, and Qatar Petroleum has now communicated that they have selected another partner for the future development
Maersk welcomes Panama Canal expansion |
Maersk Line is likely to make increased use of the expanded Panama Canal and reroute one or more services with larger vessels to begin sailing through the new Panama Canal locks. The extension of the Panama Canal will double the waterway’s capacity.
DBB Jack-Up Services becomes Ziton|
As of June 24, Danish shipping Company DBB Jack-Up Services - based in Aarhus - has become Ziton. The change signals our increased focus on specialist expertise within offshore wind turbine maintenance.
DFDS: We will adapt to Brexit|
Our friends in the UK have chosen another path and of course we respect that decision, Says DFDS CEO Niels Smedegaard. There are no indications that we will see any notable effect on our business in 2016, the CEO says.
Danish shippingshares decrease after Brexit|
The development in share prices for a number of Danish stock listed companies related to shipping or the shipping industry are revealed in about an hour after OMX Copenhagen's opening today. The courses are gathered after 10:00.
|Danish ships get digital certificates|
As one of the first countries in the world, Denmark ends a 100 year old tradition to certify ships using old-fashioned paper certificates on June 24. From now on, the certifications will be digital.
|Søren Skou (CV)|
Søren Skou has been a member of the Executive Board of A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S
since 2006. In January 2012, Søren Skou took on the position as CEO of Maersk Line, a USD 25 bill. company and the global leader in the container transportation industry.
Søren Skou appointed new CEO of Maersk|
Maersk Group has appointed Søren Skou as new Chief Executive Officer of A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S, replacing Nils S. Andersen, who will leave the Maersk Group. The changes are effective as of July 1, 2016.
Clipper Group buys four bulk carriers|
Clipper Group adds four 32,000 dwt Handysize bulk carriers to its fleet. Clipper Group has bought the ships with its partners from D/S Norden. Clipper will be in charge of the commercial and technical operation of all four ships
Aarhus Harbour expands with new terminal|
Aarhus has grown out of its areas, and the board has therefore decided to build a new terminal, which is a construction project worth more than 200 million kroner. Its's a biofuel terminal that will be the largest in Denmark.
Maritime Growth Team: We must focus|
The maritime growth team will meet for the first time on June 23. A2Sea's CEO Jens Frederik Hansen, who is a member of Troels Lund Poulsen's new maritime growth team, sees the growth team as a unique opportunity to inspect the Danish framework conditions at the seams.